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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

"Rose" is the epitome of beauty, refinement and domestication while "gums" are the towering symbol of of Australia's rugged untamed nature. Put them together and you encapsulate what this retreat is all about. It provides the ultimate in luxury amid the thick tropical wilderness. From...More

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Response from rosegums, Front Office Manager at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 25 July 2017

What a lovely review! Thank you. We here at Rose Gums pride ourselves on providing a haven of peace and tranquillity, away from the everyday hustle and noise! We want people to experience the beauty and majesty of the rainforest and its inhabitants without having...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We didn't want to leave Cockatoo, our "treehouse" entirely surrounded by forest. Breakfast basket was bountiful and kitchen had windows on three sides. Not for those who expect room service, day-around restaurant, transportation from airport in Cairns or constant connection to outside world. Thank goodness....More

Thank TwinBirder
Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for the review. All treehouses are situated 100 metres from each other to ensure total privacy and guests have their own 'slice' of the rainforest to enjoy, so absolutely no need for curtains. Although there are blinds for those who want the luxury...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a gorgeous place. It really is a wilderness retreat. Each cabin is embedded in rainforest and you feel like you are the only inhabitant for miles. The panoramic view form the cabin is very atmospheric. It rained for the three days we were...More

2  Thank John B
Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate all feedback, and are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Rose Gums.

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We spent 4 nights in this wonderful wilderness retreat. Do not expect iPad and phone connection unless you go to reception. To us it was bliss getting away from the outside world and enjoying our surroundings. Our accommodation was clean, our breakfast basket was more...More

Thank dorgregor
Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 25 May 2017

We really appreciate all feedback from our guests. The chef will ask all diners how their meal was, and we would like guests not to be shy in responding, so that we can make your dining experience a memorable experience. If we know of any...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

We stayed four nights in a studio pole house at Rose Gum. All houses are in the forest and beautifully appointed. We are birdwatchers and were delighted with Rose Gums. We saw a cassowary and many forest species of birds. Our studio room was huge...More

Thank skyetime
Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for the review. Staying 4 nights certainly gives our guests more time to explore the beautiful attractions in the area, and more opportunity to see our unique wildlife such as platypus, tree kangaroos and the cassowary. The quaint villages in the area offer...More

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Free Parking
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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast Available
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Restaurant
Tennis Court
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US$222 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$222 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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RedHairedGal
29 July 2017|
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Response from rosegums | Property representative |
Hello, There is a difference of between 4 and 6 degrees in temperature between Cairns and the tablelands. we are almost 8oo metres higher . during our wet season we can get up to two metres of rain for the season, so it is... More
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RedHairedGal
27 July 2017|
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Response from Jenny C | Reviewed this property |
Although there are lots of trees about, I seem to remember the view from our cabin was quite open with hills in the distance
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Jadis2284
29 July 2016|
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Response from TMbeachlover | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they could arrange it for you if you let them know prior.
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"Each treehouse is sited with views of the rainforest. We stayed in Fernwren."
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