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

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...

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

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...

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...

Thank Adrienne C
ResponseRoseGums, Manager at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

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...

Thank Matthew W
ResponseRoseGums, Manager at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

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...

Thank kjh419
ResponseRoseGums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

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

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.

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.

Thank Paul M
ResponseRoseGums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

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.

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The most extraordinary place I've ever stayed at. Superb accommodation, complete privacy in the midst of the rainforest. It's not for the faint hearted, if you don't like insects, nocturnal animals scampering on the roof, loud early morning bird song, deafening evening frogs chorus... There are way marked trails around the property. Again, visitors need to be aware of the...

Thank Helen P
ResponseRoseGums, 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, we always appreciate the feedback and take note of each and every one. Thank you also for pointing out that Rose Gums is a designated nature reserve and as such, the wild life is as much a part of the experience as the quiet...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat provides the rare combination of wilderness and luxury. Its quiet seclusion in a rainforest setting is unique beyond description. Peta greeted us with a warm welcome and is really a lovely and helpful person. She provided great insight into where to go and what to do at their retreat as well as throughout the Atherton Tablelands....

Thank AnnieV3833
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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Rose Gums and that you were lucky enough to see the platypus and Lumholtz tree kangaroo, very special indeed. It is our pleasure to welcome guests from all over the world and to help them make the most of their visit to the Cairns hinterland. There really is something for...

Reviewed 16 October 2015

Rose Gums was a delight. Unfortunately we only stayed for 2 nights. The room was lovely with magnificent views. We enjoyed making our own breakfast after nearly 2 weeks of hotel breakfasts. We ate in the restaurant on both nights and each had good meals. The owners were helpful with ideas of where to go and what to see. We...

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Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We often hear that 2 nights is just not enough to enjoy the rare and special experience of being surrounded by your own piece of rainforest, let alone having the time to take in the many nearby attractions available here on the tablelands. Hopefully, you...

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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: $322 - $398 (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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“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
“Treehouse 7 had great views over the mountains!”
  • Breakfast basket which is provided on the first morning.
  • Perfect way to finish a day. BYO wine and chill!
 of 5 bubbles Hayles1303, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were in the closet room to the restaurant and reception which I would recommend but it was still extremely private.”
 of 5 bubbles Bristolbell, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
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