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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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“tree house”(25 reviews)
“breakfast hamper”(17 reviews)
“spa bath”(12 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The individual units are beautifully integrated with the rainforest and it genuinely feels as though you are living alone in the Wilderness. The accommodation was spotlessly well maintained and the staff were extremely helpful. We enjoyed the provided breakfast basket and it's only a few...More

Thank Thegiant P
Response from rosegums, Guest Relations Manager at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased that your experience at Rose Gums was enjoyable and that you have taken away such great memories. Rose Gums is ideally situated on the Atherton Tablelands to provide a base for exploring our wonderful region!

Reviewed 10 January 2018

We stayed for 2 nights recently. This is a unique (different) type of accommodation, somewhat remote and set within beautiful rainforest. To provide some perspective, it requires a drive of some 2 kms along a cinder road to reach reception, and in our case another...More

Thank Sharpedgehatter
Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your holiday experiences. Rose Gums is a true wilderness experiences as the property adjoins the Wet Tropics World Heritage Wooroonooran National Park. Just the other day our 'usual' Cassowary, Australia's largest bird, showed up after being...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017

Reading all those glowing Five Star reviews only makes our sense of disappointment all the greater. First impressions didn't augur well. Standing in reception, we contemplated which of the two numbers to ring in the event that reception was unattended, which it was. Eventually, a...More

Thank squiboh
Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 16 December 2017

Let me start with a quote from Bill Gates, “ Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” We thank the guest for their review and we regret that they had a negative experience whilst staying at Rose Gums. As owner/manager I look...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Rose Gums is in the heart of the tablelands with fabulous views and provides a totally unique holiday experience. We were warmly welcomed, directed to our treehouse and given lots of information about the area, the cassowary and the possibilities for other wildlife sightings. The...More

Thank Jane P
Response from rosegums, Guest Relations Manager at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you Jane for your feedback. We take on board all comments from our guests, as we continually evolve to meet the needs of our guests! We are proud to show case Rose Gums as a Nature Reserve, and our tree houses are designed to...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is one amazing place wildlife is just stunning staff are great full of interesting facts and love there place of work the photos are of things at Rose gums and the places around here on the atherton table lands Queensland Australia

1  Thank Tom W
Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 27 November 2017

It is nice to have unexpected reviews from some of our former staff!

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Free Parking
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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Restaurant
Tennis Court
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US$260 - US$362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$260 - US$362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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RedHairedGal
29 July 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
27 July 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
29 July 2016|
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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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"They are all good rooms!"
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"All the cabins seemed excellent to us"
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"Very private"
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