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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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“tree house”(25 reviews)
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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

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Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 24 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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Reviewed 3 May 2017 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...More

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Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 5 May 2017

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...More

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...More

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Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 5 May 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Kathy W
Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 5 May 2017

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...More

Thank Karen H
Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 5 May 2017

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...More

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US$259 - US$361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$259 - US$361 (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
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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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"They are all good rooms!"
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"All the cabins seemed excellent to us"
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