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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Looking for a retreat in the trees? This is the place in the midst of a rainforest, stunning surroundings and plenty of natural sounds - accommodation and nature perfectly combined. Apartment surprisingly accommodates for all needs, even the bath tub offers jacuzzi moments! Restaurant is gourmet experience, and highly individualized with 'personal' chef. Morning animal feeding recommended, fascinating proximity to...

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate your comments and will certainly pass on your compliments to the rest of our team. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the wildlife viewing, it is very popular and allows our guests the opportunity to see the King Parrots and Lorikeets up close and to also delight in...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Thank you Peta and Jon for a wonderful stay at Rose Gums. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and can not wait to return back. It was just what we needed to unwind and relax. The treehouses were just adorable and very comfortable. The meals at LEAF Restaurant were wonderful and it was great to get a takeaway dessert to finish...

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

Thank you for these lovely comments on your stay at Rose Gums. It is a special pleasure for us to welcome back return guests and to read that your stay was so enjoyable. I will certainly pass on your compliments to the rest of the team. We are just coming into breeding season so the wildlife is particularly active here...

Palm Cove, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is the 4th time I have been here over the years and its consistently lives up to expectations!! We were greeted by the owners charming son and picked up afew dvds of the shelf as it was going to be a rainy weekend. Chalet was clean and the bed super comfy. We always love the breakfast basket waiting in...

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

It is always our pleasure to welcome back previous guests and we thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are a small team here at Rose Gums and your glowing comments are greatly appreciated by us all, thank you. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we can welcome you back again.

Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We had 3 nights here. We stayed in the accomodation furtherest from the restaurant which was inconvient as we didn't want to have to drive, the walk back at night was not ideal. Apart from that everything was nice although not really quite the level of quality you would expect for the price. The shower had the worst water hammer...

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

Thank you for posting a review of your stay here at Rose Gums. We take all guest comments very seriously and will certainly address the issues you have raised.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A stunning spot in the Atherton Tablelands where you can truly unwind and relax. Whilst some may find the no reception/no wifi a little scary, it certainly encourages total relaxation and some quality time with loved ones! Sitting on our balcony we had uninterrupted views over the rainforest and distant mountains. Great for opening a good bottle of red and...

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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. We are delighted that you enjoyed the peace and tranquillity to be found here. Connectivity is definitely an issue in such a remote location but we hope that by limiting availability to the reception area, we allow our guests the opportunity to "get away...

Beesd, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Hard to find if you happen to come from some directions. Navigation system didn't know the address until I found out that I shouldn't drop Malanda as destination. You need to drive about 9 km over unpaved road to find the place, which is absolutely gorgeous. The accommodation has everything you need, and a splendid view (if it isn't raining)....

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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 and thank you for taking the time to write such a helpful a review. We will double check the mapping websites to ensure that we have up to date information on how to find us on our website, thank you

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.

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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: RM1,130 - RM1,470 (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.”
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“We loved room 5”
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“All the cabins had amazing views and are secluded.”
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“All "tree houses" are good”
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