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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Tennis Court
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room features
Kitchenette
Non-Smoking Rooms
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
Getting there
Cairns Airport48 km
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GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
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Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Tennis Court
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Price range
US$ 163 - US$ 346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 163 - US$ 346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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237Reviews
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4Q+A
41Room tips
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We stayed in Rose Gums for two nights toward the end of November (not long enough!!). We were in Treehouse 6 Whipbird, which sleeps 4 but there were just 2 of us so it felt spacious and roomy. We were amazed driving to the reception through a beautiful jungle, with brush turkeys
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We had cabin 2 Chowchilla with a free view over the small valley, without sight of other cabins. Overall size 6 x 6 m, including bathroom of over 5m2 having a jacuzzi. The balcony is an additional 16 m2. Sunrise from bed. Outside in the carport are washing machines and a gas-BBQ.
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We stayed for 3 nights on honeymoon. Guest have their own tree lodge house (complete with useful washer/dryer) with AMAZING view over the rainforest canopy. You feel like no one is around for miles and listening to the sounds of the rainforest is very relaxing.

The breakfast ha
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Response from rosegums, Guest Relations Manager at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review. We at Rose Gums take pride in our serene treehouse experience, as you absorb the beautiful sights and sounds of the nature and wildlife, while being disconnected with the outside world. We are glad to see that you thoroughly enjoyed our free wildlife viewing at 8AM, while absorbing information on the fauna in the area. Being able to fully immerse yourself in the rainforest when walking on one of our trails and finding delight in the beautiful waterfall/ creek at the bottom is a true Rose Gums experience! Aside from Rose Gums, the townships surrounding offer various touring activities and sightseeing options, including the country markets in Yungaburra, on every 4th Saturday of each month. The Tablelands and Rose Gums have so much variety and opportunities to participate in, and we are pleased that you were able to enjoy all that we have to offer. Again, we thank you for your lovely review and hope to see you return one day! Guest Services Gabi Vonarx
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What can we say? What a wonderful place! Our own tree house with all the luxuries we have at home but in an environment-friendly way. Fantastic view from our balcony, good kitchen (we did not use the barbeque outside), Fantastic breakfast with local dairy products in the fridge
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Response from rosegums, Front Office Manager at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
Responded 31 Aug 2018
Hi Michael We are very proud of our little piece of paradise! We love to share it with our visitors! The Atherton Tablelands is a hidden Gem in the Far North, with more people discovering her treasures and falling in love with the region as we all have here at Rose Gums.
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Super place to visit and in the middle of the forest with the usual noises and bugs! Accommodation was very good and the washer and drier toward the end of the holiday a massive help. Some confusion over the breakfast hamper which arrived in addition to the one we were given. We
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Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
Responded 21 Aug 2018
Thank you Steve for taking the time to review your experience at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat. Each of the houses are fully self-contained with laundry (including washing powder) and kitchens. All guests receive a large self-cook complimentary breakfast hamper for the first morning. Some guests do receive the hampers daily as per arrangement with their travel agent. There is no need to pre-order extra breakfast hampers before your arrival, as guests can purchase another one or part thereof at reception. Sincerely Peta Nott Owner/manager
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looking at visiting end of October. Worried though that this will be the start of the wet season. Would it be better mid October. Thanks
Only marginally better, I believe. Rainfall in the wet season is remarkably variable,and you just have to take your chances.
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In March or April, is the daily temperature significantly different at Rose Gums (Atherton Tablelands) vs the same time period in Cairns / Port Douglas? Any difference in humidity levels between the two locations in March or April? I understand it's a rain forest and March & April are rainy season. Thank you
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 very wet. There is a difference in humidity levels, but it can still be humid up here, just not as bad as down on the coast!
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Hello, Do all windows have screens? I'm claustrophobic and am concerned that a dense forest view could be difficult for me to handle. is it possible to request a studio with a more open view of forest and mountain in the distance? Thank you for your assistance.
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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Hi was wondering if on site massages are available or can be arranged?
I am sure they could arrange it for you if you let them know prior.
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"Lodge 8 had wonderful views"
"Different tree houses have different views... possibly ask for more info when booking."
"All the lodges looked excellent and were well placed so they did not over look each other."
"Each treehouse is sited with views of the rainforest. We stayed in Fernwren."
"They are all good rooms!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 163 - US$ 346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandMalanda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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