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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful retreat lovingly constructed and developed by the very friendly owners over many years. The gardens and woods are wonderful and the views from the tree houses stunning. You have no feeling of anyone anywhere close to you at all as each self contained tree house feels very remotely positioned. The downside is perhaps that you have...

Thank TonyPKL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to relax. We used this place as a base and traveled around the Tablelands area. Staff were very friendly and we had complete privacy. Great walks to the waterfall, but make sure you wear long pants on the wlak as we we came back with a few leeches on our legs. (Easy to wipe off). Everything...

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Treetop chalets beautifully and sensitively built within the Tablelands rainforest. Remote and ideal location for spotting a whole variety of wildlife. Staff incredibly knowledgeable about surroundings and wildlife. Beds and living areas all extremely well appointed and comfortable. Ate in restaurant once but a great experience - plentiful and very tasty food!

Thank Karen H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

230 acres of privately owned rainforest with just 9 tree-houses... I couldnt resist booking after I delved more deeply into the owners vision of this unique place . I was not disappointed. Bird watchers paradise,walking tracks which ranged from easy through to moderate. A wealth of information was to be found about the local wildlife/rainforest in the information folders inside...

Thank the2sweeneys
rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Well, we are overwhelmed by your wonderful review, thank you so much. To read that you enjoyed your visit and the Rose Gums experience is worth a lot to Jon & I and all the team here.

Tilburg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

What a great place and the view from your private treehouse! The silence, but also deafening sound of nature. Birds, butterflies, a cassowary. In one word FANTASTIC. The walks are very nice. The host gives a nature talk in the morning which is a must go to. Colorful birds and little rat like kangaroos. I was also able to see...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review of Rose Gums. We really appreciate the feedback and welcome your comments.

Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We spent 4 nights and went on bird watching excursions from there. Jon and Peta were wonderful hosts. One morning we walked the grounds with Jon and he gave us a map with other places to visit, like the golf course where we rented a gulf cart and visited the huge number of kangaroos laying in the shade. The cabins...

Thank m w
ResponseRoseGums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Rose Gums and thank you for you kind review. We do encourage our guests to get the most out of their stay whilst on the Tablelands and it is very gratifying for us to hear that you had such a lovely experience.

Reviewed 29 January 2017

stayed here on the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed.Peta welcomed us on our arrival and told us about Rosegums with such enthusiasm .our accommodation was wonderful with great views over the tablelands. We went on a lovely trail down to the river , all clearly marked. We ate in the restaurant both nights although facilities in the lodge...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Rose Gums. We really appreciate the feedback and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. With so much to see and do here on the tablelands, hopefully we may see you back this way again one day.

Tiburon, California
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Even though it was wet season, the retreat was awe-inspiring. Beautiful birdsong, total privacy in comfortable treehouse, and Peta takes pride in showing you wildlife you might miss on your own. My husband, unfortunately was laid low with what turned out to be a middle ear infection and Peta so genously offered to drive me to see some of the...

1Thank ann b
ResponseRoseGums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Ann Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review of your stay at Rose Gums and I sincerely hope that your husband is now fully recovered. We understand that Rose Gums is a little off the beaten track so we try to ensure that our guests get the most out of their stay whilst they're...

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We are fascinated of Peta and Jon's (owner/manager) successful lifetime project "Rose Gums". Great to get to know personalities with visions who live their dreams. As guests we relaxed and enjoyed the result of their imagination and hard work. Raw luxury and fine food (BYO) in the rainforest. Do not miss the parrot feeding at eight in the morning accompanied...

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

Dear Susanne Thank you for posting a review. We really do appreciate the feedback and it is so gratifying to know that our efforts over the past 26 years have resulted in our dreams becoming a reality. We get tremendous enjoyment out of sharing our little piece of paradise with so many visitors from around the world and are thrilled...

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My partner and I spent 3 lovely nights here as part of our engagement celebrations and Peta & Jon (the owners) were so friendly and helpful. I'm gob-smacked at reviews that mention the presence of animals &insects....... you're in a rain forest for goodness sake. They could hermetically seal the accommodation and something would find a way in. Those people...

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

Dear Dave & Elise Thank you so much for your lovely review We are so pleased that you enjoyed the comforts of the treehouse and the abundance of nature and wildlife all around you. With over 40,000 insect species here in the rainforest, it is an ongoing task to keep them out of the treehouses, despite screening the windows. However,...

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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: $341 - $445 (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”
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.”
annb23, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We loved room 5”
81DaveH, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the cabins had amazing views and are secluded.”
suebF3305EJ, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All "tree houses" are good”
RobertW301, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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