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Hampton
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Yes a corny title but staying here is quite a uniquely nourishing experience. Our tree house was quiet ( except for the constant melody of nature) and secluded, with a panoramic view of the forest and mountains. On the first morning we took the guided notes from the tree house and walked to the creek. Birds sang around us and...

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

THANK YOU! Really, there is not much more I can say. It is a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and know we have helped make your holiday something you will never forget. That's made our day! We sincerely hope that you will find your way back this way again in the future.

North Ward, Australia
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

My family and I just spent three wonderful nights in the Cockatoo treehouse. We are a family of five with three children age 2,7, and 10. The kids had a fantastic room upstairs in our spacious two room house. The place had the most amazing views. The birds sounds are beautiful. We saw wild cassowary twice while we were there....

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Thank you for posting such a wonderful review of Rose Gums, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to seeing you again, next time you pass this way. As Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat borders the Wooroonooran National Park on 2 boundaries, the Southern Cassowary can saunter onto the property looking for fallen fruit at...

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at Rose Gums and we're completely satisfied with the natural beauty of the property, the soothing sounds of the rainforest and the excellent on-site restaurant. Lake Eacham is only a short drive away but you would be hard pressed to want to leave once you've arrived. Absolutely loved it!

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

Thank you for your lovely review of Rose Gums. We really do appreciate the feedback and to read that you enjoyed your stay so much. We will look forward to seeing you again next time you are up this way

Zurich
Reviewed 24 January 2016

A fantastic retreat in the tablelands. Very comfortable treehouse with a great privacy. Well equiped kitchen and nice fireplace. Absolut perfect for nature and bird lovers. If we go back to the region we would again stay there.

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Rose Gums on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate and take notice of the feedback we receive from our guests and will look forward to seeing you again when you are travelling back this way.

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Firstly before you arrive make sure you know exactly where you are going and I wouldn't recommend doing as some other guests had done and trying to find it in the dark, after all there is a clue in the title! That said it is set the most beautiful of locations right amongst the forest and surrounded by nature. The...

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Thank you for posting a review of Rose Gums, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Finding Rose Gums at the end of what can seem like an endless drive to nowhere, makes the experience of settling into the luxurious comfort of your own little piece of the rain forest, that much more enjoyable. You certainly made the...

Sdyney
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We've just spent two wonderful nights at Rose Gums. We were in Whipbird, which was a two bedroom A-frame cottage. I was with two young adults who had been very excited by the idea of staying in a treehouse, Swiss Family Robinson style. The cabin was not a treehouse, as it is called on the website, more a chalet, which...

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Thank you for your review of Rose Gums and for the informative description of your experience. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and hopefully, we may see you back again one day.

Napa, California, United States
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This wonderful retreat near Malanda set in the Atherton Tablelands was a great find. The accommodation is comfortable, the fireplace is an excellent addition even in summer. We enjoyed the parrot and kangaroo experience very much, and I went with Jon the owner for a bird walk one morning. The highlight was the great cooking of Bradley the chef, he...

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Thank you for your review of Rose Gums. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay and also experienced the wonderful variety of native wildlife that is so abundant here. We will look forward to seeing you back again soon

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Our family of 5, including three children aged 13,11 and 9 had a wonderful 3 nights at Rosegums. If you have even the slightest interest in nature you cannot fail to enjoy a stay here and Peta really helped us to get the most out of our time by recommending walks and nearby attractions. Our children really enjoyed the Kangaroo...

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Thank you for your wonderful review of Rose Gums. You certainly managed to pack a lot in to your short stay on the tablelands and it is good to hear that the peace and tranquillity of the natural surroundings here at Rose Gums provided you with the perfect way to relax and unwind at the end of the day. We...

Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

I love the real fire stove. Although it was summer during our visit, I still burned the wood for real fire during evening when it's quite cool. I love the smell of wood fire. It's wonderful to have a cup of tea with bird singing around you. It's good that the kitchen fully equipped. The restaurant serves high quality dinner....

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Thank you for posting a review of Rose Gums, we do so enjoy reading them. What interests us most is hearing about the different experiences that our guests enjoy, whether here at Rose Gums or at the various attractions the tablelands has to offer. Hopefully, it won't be too long before you can visit us again.

Cairns
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed for two nights and loved it. We live in Cairns and it was so nice to find an awesome little retreat so close to home. Everything was top notch especially the dinner in the restaurant Really recommend it to everyone who loves getting close to nature in undisturbed peace and quiet.

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Thank you for your review of Rose Gums. We love it when locals come to stay and discover what the hinterlands has to offer, so much to do and see and right on your doorstep. Lets hope its not too long before we can welcome you back to enjoy the peace and tranquility that Rose Gums has to offer.

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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: $317 - $393 (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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“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
“Treehouses 6 - 9 are even more remote, and the sunrise views are amazing.....”
 of 5 bubbles Andy-S60, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had the Kookaburra treehouse, which is quite "part of the forest", very roomy, and private”
 of 5 bubbles AprilJ1022, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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