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Petersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We stayed in "Kingfisher" tree house. Each house is completely on its own and private. A lot of thought has gone into the design and equipment. The sense of being alone in the forest, in comfort, is wonderful, with all the bird noises. We saw fireflies and glow worms from the terrace. Watching the sun rising over the hills and...

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Thank you! Your review is very descriptive and has painted a vivid picture of exactly what Rose Gums has to offer. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and hopefully, we may see you back this way again, one day.

Reviewed 18 November 2016

My wife and I stayed in the Cockatoo lodge in late October. The lodge facilities were fab and the view in the morning from the breakfast table was unbelievable. It is a great base for seeing the wider area and the hosts will give you some excellent tips in helping you find the wildlife you are after- although there's a...

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Rose Gums. We value all feedback from our guests and particularly when we see that you had such a memorable time here on the tablelands. Reviews as informative as yours give a great insight for other travellers looking at our region and we are delighted that your stay with...

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Set in a large rain forest this is a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy nature. The unique "cabins" ate constructed to give you isolation, privacy and a view across the tree canopy. Our room was mostly natural wood with comfortable and modern accessories, including a jacuzzi perfect for enjoying a relaxing soak and tiffin! The extensive balcony gave good...

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Your review of Rose Gums was very much appreciated, thank you! We were especially pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful natural surroundings to be found here. We try very hard to ensure that we meet (and hopefully exceed) the expectations of our guests and from your review, it would seem that we have achieved...

Roermond, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed 2 nights in this apartment. The treehouse is situated in the rain forrest, and has total privacy. The apartment was equipped; tv with dvd, kitchen, SPA bath, washing machine, etc. Also the stay comes with a luxurious and healthy breakfast basket. The view is breathtaking. The hostes/ owner was very helpful. She pointed out all the things and...

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such an informative review of your stay at Rose Gums, which was very gratifying for us and I'm sure will be very helpful to future travellers. We do try to ensure that our guests get the most out of their stay here on the Tablelands and to provide information about the many local attractions that may...

Cheshire,England
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This property is in a wooded area and is very secluded. The cabins are huge with a large bathroom and large balcony overlooking the cloudforest. There are cooking facilities, tea and coffee,washing machine and drier. We received a breakfast basket. It is a good idea to bring food and any alcohol with you as it is a fair distance to...

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Rose Gums. It is really helpful to other travellers and we really appreciate the feedback, whether positive or negative. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the tree-houses and the natural surroundings to be found here but so sorry to hear...

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
Reviewed 28 September 2016

To sit on the veranda of our tree cabin with a coffee, looking out at a sunrise directly opposite us across the rain forest...with the birds awakening at 05:30....well it was like nothing we'd ever seen before, so it was, for us, out of this world. An amazing place. You wake early and retire early. Just nine cabins.... Centreparcs this...

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your inspiring review of your stay at Rose Gums. It is really gratifying for us to know that our efforts to make your stay as memorable as possible, have been successful and I will certainly pass on your compliments to the rest of the team. Thank you again

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed in one of their treehouses. It went beyond all expectations, with beautifully crafted cabins, huge windows overlooking the rainforest. Birding was also exceptional and easily accessible. We only encountered other guests in the dining room and reception- very private. Peeta was outstanding in her recommendations for walks to take for specific birds we wanted to see, and also...

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We do try very hard to meet our guests expectations and I will certainly pass on your compliments to the rest of the team here at Rose Gums. With such an abundance of natural wonders to choose from, touring through the Cairns highlands can be an exciting and rewarding adventure and we are so...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We just left yesterday 31st August after a weeks stay in Cockatoo. Treehouse was just amazing, the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed. The breakfast basket provided for the first morning was simply amazing . Organic Yoghurt , tasty museli and plenty of fresh fruit. The bread provided was very good, no artificial ingredients and not at all...

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Well, thank you very much for the wonderful review. We all try very hard to make our guest's stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible. The Atherton Tablelands is indeed a nature lovers jewel, with unique flora and fauna to be found in a comfortable tropical highland climate. It is also heartening to read your comments about our rainforest rehabilitation...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Lovely tree houses which were very comfortable and clean. Would have given this review 5 stars however, the breakfast hamper was a bit of a disappointment. I would have expected more for the price we paid i.e. locally sourced wholefoods, greater quantity of yogurt (a tiny little 300ml cup was not enough for 2 adults for 2 breakfasts), more fresh...

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Rose Gums. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your feedback. We have taken on board your comments regarding the complimentary breakfast hamper and will be reviewing this

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I actually stayed at Rose Gums several years ago, shortly after the big cyclone had hit, and were absolutely delighted by the experience. Looking at the website it appears to be even more wonderful now (the vegetation has now recuperated from the cyclone) and I am sure the hosts are just as wonderful (friendly, helpful and knowledgeable)...

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about Rose Gums and I hope the Mouse House lives up to your expectations. To give you an update on us; luckily, Cyclone Yasi veered south in February of 2011, and did not cause too much damage here. The rain forest is well recovered and we even see a young Cassowary sauntering through the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy a secluded rainforest retreat in the cool highlands above Cairns, all our treehouses are self-contained featuring spa baths, fireplaces and magnificent views. The 93 HA property has 9 kilometres of walking tracks and over 160 species of birds and other wildlife, including Platypus that inhabit our pristine rainforest creeks. Delight in our own in-house restaurant, LEAF, a private dining experience in the tree-tops. Your hosts Peta & Jon are very friendly and helpful and are looking forward to meeting you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Address: 324 Land Road, via Lake Eacham | P.O. Box 776, Malanda, Queensland, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Malanda
Price Range: $358 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Ask for the best view - but I think all the "tree houses" have great views”
 of 5 bubbles mw140, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a one room suite for two but they can accomodate families. We could see a beautiful moonrise on our side.”
 of 5 bubbles annb23, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We loved room 5”
 of 5 bubbles 81DaveH, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the cabins had amazing views and are secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles suebF3305EJ, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All "tree houses" are good”
 of 5 bubbles RobertW301, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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