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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Cannonvale, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 than adequate. The facilities and essentials for cooking were well thought out and plenty of...

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

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 issues at the time we will always try to resolve them immediately. A guest survey...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 with a deck overlooking the forest. The kitchen is fully equipped and comes with a...

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

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 an authentic Australian country experience, as the area does not attract 'mass' tourism.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we had a wonderful stay at Rose Gums retreat. Very private, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wildlife of the Australia rainforest. In just two days we saw cassuary, platypus, snakes and dozen of species of birds. The cabins are very well appointed, the morning coffee from the veranda of the cabin with the sounds of the birds and...

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

Thank you for the kind review. You were lucky to see so much special wildlife. For the last 8 months we have been regularly seeing not just one but two Cassowaries on the property. The Cassowary is Australia's biggest bird, and it is still a thrill for me to see one, often near reception or on the walking tracks.

Kings Langley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful retreat lovingly constructed and developed by the very friendly owners over many years. The gardens and woods are wonderful and the views from the tree houses stunning. You have no feeling of anyone anywhere close to you at all as each self contained tree house feels very remotely positioned. The downside is perhaps that you have...

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

Thank you Tony for the kind review. From the beginning at the planning stage to build Rose Gums we felt to maximum the 'living in the rainforest' experience we would site the treehouses about 100 metres apart. This guarantees total privacy with uninterrupted views of the World Heritage Wooroonooran National Park, yet does mean extra distance to travel to reception...

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place to relax. We used this place as a base and traveled around the Tablelands area. Staff were very friendly and we had complete privacy. Great walks to the waterfall, but make sure you wear long pants on the wlak as we we came back with a few leeches on our legs. (Easy to wipe off). Everything...

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

Thank you for the kind review Kathy. Leeches can be an annoying feature of the walk near the creek if it has rained. At reception we give out free salt balls, which are effective in getting rid of the leech without having to touch them.

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Treetop chalets beautifully and sensitively built within the Tablelands rainforest. Remote and ideal location for spotting a whole variety of wildlife. Staff incredibly knowledgeable about surroundings and wildlife. Beds and living areas all extremely well appointed and comfortable. Ate in restaurant once but a great experience - plentiful and very tasty food!

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

I am please you enjoyed your experience at Rose Gums. At the wildlife viewing sessions every morning at 8am, guests can see the colourful Rainbow Lorikeets and King Parrots, the we proceed to the adjoin rainforest to see the oldest and smallest kangaroo in the world, the musky rat-kangaroo. Thank you for the kind review.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

230 acres of privately owned rainforest with just 9 tree-houses... I couldnt resist booking after I delved more deeply into the owners vision of this unique place . I was not disappointed. Bird watchers paradise,walking tracks which ranged from easy through to moderate. A wealth of information was to be found about the local wildlife/rainforest in the information folders inside...

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

Well, we are overwhelmed by your wonderful review, thank you so much. To read that you enjoyed your visit and the Rose Gums experience is worth a lot to Jon & I and all the team here.

Tilburg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What a great place and the view from your private treehouse! The silence, but also deafening sound of nature. Birds, butterflies, a cassowary. In one word FANTASTIC. The walks are very nice. The host gives a nature talk in the morning which is a must go to. Colorful birds and little rat like kangaroos. I was also able to see...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review of Rose Gums. We really appreciate the feedback and welcome your comments.

Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We spent 4 nights and went on bird watching excursions from there. Jon and Peta were wonderful hosts. One morning we walked the grounds with Jon and he gave us a map with other places to visit, like the golf course where we rented a gulf cart and visited the huge number of kangaroos laying in the shade. The cabins...

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Rose Gums and thank you for you kind review. We do encourage our guests to get the most out of their stay whilst on the Tablelands and it is very gratifying for us to hear that you had such a lovely experience.

Reviewed 29 January 2017

stayed here on the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed.Peta welcomed us on our arrival and told us about Rosegums with such enthusiasm .our accommodation was wonderful with great views over the tablelands. We went on a lovely trail down to the river , all clearly marked. We ate in the restaurant both nights although facilities in the lodge...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Rose Gums. We really appreciate the feedback and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. With so much to see and do here on the tablelands, hopefully we may see you back this way again one day.

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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: ₹ 16,525 - ₹ 21,256 (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.”
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