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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

We didn't want to leave Cockatoo, our "treehouse" entirely surrounded by forest. Breakfast basket was bountiful and kitchen had windows on three sides. Not for those who expect room service, day-around restaurant, transportation from airport in Cairns or constant connection to outside world. Thank goodness....More

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Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded July 23, 2017

Thank you for the review. All treehouses are situated 100 metres from each other to ensure total privacy and guests have their own 'slice' of the rainforest to enjoy, so absolutely no need for curtains. Although there are blinds for those who want the luxury...More

Reviewed July 4, 2017

This is a gorgeous place. It really is a wilderness retreat. Each cabin is embedded in rainforest and you feel like you are the only inhabitant for miles. The panoramic view form the cabin is very atmospheric. It rained for the three days we were...More

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Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate all feedback, and are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Rose Gums.

Reviewed May 23, 2017

We spent 4 nights in this wonderful wilderness retreat. Do not expect iPad and phone connection unless you go to reception. To us it was bliss getting away from the outside world and enjoying our surroundings. Our accommodation was clean, our breakfast basket was more...More

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Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded May 24, 2017

We really appreciate all feedback from our guests. The chef will ask all diners how their meal was, and we would like guests not to be shy in responding, so that we can make your dining experience a memorable experience. If we know of any...More

Reviewed May 10, 2017

We stayed four nights in a studio pole house at Rose Gum. All houses are in the forest and beautifully appointed. We are birdwatchers and were delighted with Rose Gums. We saw a cassowary and many forest species of birds. Our studio room was huge...More

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Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded May 24, 2017

Thank you for the review. Staying 4 nights certainly gives our guests more time to explore the beautiful attractions in the area, and more opportunity to see our unique wildlife such as platypus, tree kangaroos and the cassowary. The quaint villages in the area offer...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

we had a wonderful stay at Rose Gums retreat. Very private, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wildlife of the Australia rainforest. In just two days we saw cassuary, platypus, snakes and dozen of species of birds. The cabins are very well appointed, the...More

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Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded May 5, 2017

Thank you for the kind review. You were lucky to see so much special wildlife. For the last 8 months we have been regularly seeing not just one but two Cassowaries on the property. The Cassowary is Australia's biggest bird, and it is still a...More

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Free Parking
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US$223 - US$350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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RedHairedGal
July 28, 2017|
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Response from rosegums | Property representative |
Hello, There is a difference of between 4 and 6 degrees in temperature between Cairns and the tablelands. we are almost 8oo metres higher . during our wet season we can get up to two metres of rain for the season, so it is... More
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RedHairedGal
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Jenny C | Reviewed this property |
Although there are lots of trees about, I seem to remember the view from our cabin was quite open with hills in the distance
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Jadis2284
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Response from TMbeachlover | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they could arrange it for you if you let them know prior.
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"Each treehouse is sited with views of the rainforest. We stayed in Fernwren."
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