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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2015

My partner and i loved every last thing about this place!!!!! We stayed in number two of about eight completely secluded tree houses with breathtaking views. we chose to stay here predominantly for the luxury of birdwatching from the comfort of our balcony, and as advertised we were not disappointed. Lots of beautiful native plants attracting A variety of birds....

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Rose Gums. We have put a lot of effort into meeting the expectations of our guests and it is very rewarding to hear that it is appreciated. However, I am sorry that Jon was not available to take you on a tour as there is so much more for the...

Reviewed 8 June 2015

My family has stayed at these lovely treehouses three times, however there have been many years between this trip and the previous instance. The country drive is beautiful and commences the relaxation treatment even before you arrive. Reception is always friendly and informative. The "treehouses" are on the ground but well built and very private. We lit the fire each...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. It is always good to see return visitors and we really appreciate your feedback and the helpful information you have provided about Rose Gums and the region in general. The lack of connectivity is an ongoing issue for more remote areas but we are doing our best to...

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

We had a great stay in a treehouse! The house had everything for a great stay! It is in a beautifull surrounding! The Walks in the park itself are great. Dont forget the insect repelend when walking down the tracks because there are a lot of leeches. And they go right info your Shoes :)The restaurant is also very very...

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Rose Gums and that you were able to experience first hand, the delights of the abundant nature that exists all around us. The Atherton Tablelands is a market garden of fresh produce and we make a point of buying locally whenever possible. Our chef Bradley makes the most of these...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Simply amazing! So freaking luxurious and beautiful. The view of Mt. Bartel Frere, tallest peak in Queensland, covered by rain 24/7 I summited and returned in one day, solo. Anyways this place rocks and the food is so good it is ridiculous, no way you could ever expect it to be that good considering the location. G-d willing I shall...

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

Thank you so much for your exhilarating review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Rose Gums experience and the tempting delights produced by our chef, yet also had time to explore the wonders of Mt Bartle Frere. As you discovered, there are so many things to see and do here on the tablelands, even when...

Reviewed 8 May 2015

We stayed here for 2.nights, it's wonderful! Beautiful treehouse, fantastic wood everywhere. Huge jacuzzi bath. So lovely to sit on the verandah in the morning listening to all the birds! Went on a couple of walks, very hot! Breakfast hamper very generous, lasted us 2 mornings. Animal feeding with PETA very informative. Dinner in ths restaurant out of this world!

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Rose Gums. The protection of our natural surroundings has been our goal since day one and it is great to hear that you appreciated the environment so much. We do our best to ensure that our visitors can enjoy the wonders of...

Surrey, UK
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Such a shame that we only had one night in this paradise. Everything was perfect, a warm welcome, great accommodation, amazing scenery and a first class dinner. Even saw 2 platypus and lots off beautiful birds. So peaceful and relaxing.

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

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you had such a wonderful visit to Rose Gums. Your experience was exactly what we hope to provide to all our guests and it is nice to know that we are achieving that goal. I hope its not too long before you can come back and maybe stay a little longer...

Beechmont, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2015

The quality of the accommodation and dining at Rose Gums is well documented and well deserved but they are not the only attractions at Rose Gums. During a recent visit I spent an hour before breakfast bird watching in an area of grass and rainforest edge just downhill from the reception area. During this short time I saw a remarkable...

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

Many thanks for your review Barry This is a typical day at Rose Gums Retreat where the birding is superb for most of the year and where there is always lots of activity. For the seasoned birder, it is quite normal to get around the forty species in a morning walk and the reason for the wealth of bird life...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2014

We stayed here in a log cabin for four nights. The facilities were excellent and the area had some wonderful local walks. The restaurant where we ate on two nights was exceptional and quite unexpected in the back of beyond and all the staff were very friendly. We would certainly stay here again if we got the chance. The only...

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

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Rose Gums and thank you for taking the time to post your review. The Hercules moth (the heaviest moth in the world) is indeed very active at sundown and you will have seen many of them busy in the rainforest during your stay. However, the sometimes deafening sound you mentioned...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Only 9 tree houses . Escape from The stress and pace of life and unwind in a beautifully equipped tree house. Everything provided fluffy bath robes / torch / insect repellent etc huge breakfast delivered daily for you to cook at leisure. Also wonderful restaurant offers fusion cuisine. Watch parrots listen to a myriad of birds whilst soaking in your...

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Rose Gums experience. We do our best to ensure that our guests get the most out of their stay with us and we are always looking for ways to improve, so your feedback is invaluable, thank you.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I booked to stay in a Tree House with my elderly parents in October 2014. We we were looking for some peace and quiet and just a bit of family time. That is exactly what we got! We saw no other guests from our Tree House and and didn't hear any either - despite the resort being fully booked. We...

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review, guest feedback is very important to us and is much appreciated. When we designed the layout of Rose Gums, it was with exactly your sentiments in mind. Privacy - no neighbours within 100 meters, tranquility - only the sights and sounds of the rain forest to enjoy and relaxation at...

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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 - $441 (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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“One studio is in the forest the other has views of mountains”
skyetime, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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