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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Atherton Tablelands Accommodation Luxury Private Timber Treehouses featuring Spa-baths & Fireplaces including Complimentary Breakfast Hamper for your 1st Morning!  Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat offers luxury treehouse style accommodation amongst the Rainforest of Cairns Tablelands. Each private treehouse features the luxury of a spa bath and fireplace and spectacular views of Queenslands highest mountain, Mt Bartle Frere.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat allows guests to experience the rainforest of Tropical North Queensland while leaving no environmental footprint. Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is situated on 230 acres of pristine Australian forest, and is bordered by Wooroonooran National Park, which allows visitors a one-of-a kind wilderness experience complete with freshwater streams, waterfalls and a myriad of exotic native rainforest creatures.

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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Tree House Features:
  • Complimentary breakfast hamper for your first morning
  • Nine tree houses, ranging from one to two bedrooms
  • Large deluxe spa bath with sweeping views of rainforest
  • Private Balcony
  • Bathrobes and all linen supllied
  • King Beds
  • Self contained kitchens
  • Stereo, television, DVD,games and bird books
  • Washing machine, dryer, iron and fan
  • Covered carport with BBQ
  • Upon request – binoculars, port-a-cot, high chair, tennis racquets

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Complimentary Breakfast - Complimentary self-cook breakfast hamper for first morning- featuring local produce (coffee, tea, sugar, milk, butter, yoghurt, bacon, eggs), bread, jams, cereals, juice, fruit.

Rose Gums Tree House Accommodation

This relaxing retreat with its own rainforest streams, waterfall and bushwalks is an ideal getaway for couples and families. Enjoy luxury private pole and timber treehouses featuring spa-baths & fireplaces in the Cairns Highlands adjoining World Heritage listed Wooroonooran National Park with spectacular views of Mt Bartle Frere, Queenslands highest mountain. 

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat provides unique accommodation – with only nine timber tree houses nestled amongst the world heritage listed forest. This is unique and exclusive one-of-a-kind holiday accommodation located in the heart of paradise. Each Studio Treehouse and Two Bedroom Treehouse features floor to ceiling windows which provide endless views of forest, Mt Bartle Frere (Queensland’s highest mountain) and a never ending variety of exotic tropical birds sweeping and swooping past your luxury chalet thru the canopy of the forest trees.

The tree houses can accommodate one to six people (all tree houses have unique bedding configurations), and Rose Gums prides itself on being a family friendly holiday retreat. The tree houses at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat provide a unique ambiance, with high timber cathedral ceilings, handmade timber furniture, a wood burning fireplace and a deluxe spa bath perched near a window offering views of the tranquil rainforest.

The tree houses are separated by a veil of rainforest, offering a degree of privacy and seclusion offered no-where else. Each tree house is completely self contained, with all modern conveniences such as a fully equipped kitchen with microwave oven, gas cook top and refrigerator, a washer and dryer, a stereo, television, DVD and clock radio, linen and a covered carport with BBQ facilities.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat has all the decadent luxuries of a resort set amongst acres upon acres of pristine Australian wilderness. You can relax on your wide private veranda overlooking the countryside and mountains or sleep-in every morning in your deluxe king size bed. On arrival you will be greeted with a Complimentary Breakfast Hamper including bacon, eggs, bread, butter, jams, yoghurt, cereal, muesli, milk, ground coffee with plunger, tea & sugar and juices.  

For guests who are seeking a romantic escape for two, take advantage of the romantic special which includes freshly picked roses, delectable chocolates and a fine bottle of sparkling wine. Please ensure to ask at time of booking. Each guest at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat will receive a complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers to enjoy during their stay at Rose Gums.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat provides a luxury bush escape that will make you feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere. Return to the hustle and bustle of everyday life completely relaxed and rejuvenated after your Rose Gums wilderness getaway.

Rose Gums Activities & Pristine Wilderness
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat provides an environment which allows you to do as little or as much as you like. Play tennis on the full sized hard court tennis court, or play board games and puzzles in your tree house in front of a warm open fire.  Take one of the myriad of bush walks through the forest and spot some of the native denizens. There are over 160 species of birds on the property of Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat including cockatoos, parrots, Australian bush turkeys, kookaburras and finches. If you are lucky you may even spot the giant endangered Southern Cassowary. For the ornithologists amongst us Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is simply divine. Enjoy the variety of wildlife that call Rose Gums home, such as kangaroos, wallabies, possums and flying foxes. Watch out for the Hercules moth – the largest moth in the world, the electric blue Ulysses butterfly, or the majestic Cairns Birdwing butterfly.

There are numerous private freshwater swimming holes spotted around the Rose Gums property and National Park, perfect for a refreshing dip during the day, or a romantic midnight wallow underneath the moonlit Australian sky at night. While holidaying at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat take time to appreciate nature. Rose Gums is named after the tree of the same name, otherwise known as Eucalyptus grandis. The Rose Gum is the largest, most majestic tree on the property, and its ghost white trunk and branches can be seen towering over the other lush trees in the forest. Rose Gums can grow 55 meters tall and 1.8 meters in diameter, and are an important habitat for native creatures. The Rose Gum branches are hallow, and provide the perfect cosy home for possums, gliders, owls and parrots.

The Cairns Tablelands

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is a one-of-a-kind eco-friendly retreat in the heart of Cairns Tablelands. The Cairns Highlands (or Atherton Tablelands) region is home to a diverse range of environments – world heritage listed rainforests, National Parks and native Australian bushland. The Tableland region is steeped in indigenous Aboriginal and Colonial history, which continues to thrive today. Locals know the Cairns Highlands as the ‘Food Bowl’ of Tropical North Queensland, as it is home to many exotic fruit, cattle and dairy farms. There are an amazing amount of natural wonders located at the Cairns Highlands such as volcanic freshwater crater lakes, majestic waterfalls and small quaint townships such as Yungaburra. Yungaburra is a heritage listed Village that boasts a variety of cafes, restaurants and cottage industry with a backdrop of rolling green patchwork paddocks and hills in the distance. Whether it be exploring the Tropical North Queensland region, or exploring the 230 acres at Red Gums Retreat, you are sure to have a unique and unforgettable eco-friendly holiday experience.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is located amongst pristine Australian wilderness, and provides an eco-friendly holiday experience where you can explore as much or as little of Tropical North Queensland as you like. The perfect Rainforest Retreat in Far North Queensland.


Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is situated 80 minutes drive from Cairns and is located on the Cairns Highlands. Rose Gums is 20 minutes from the Village of Yungaburra and 15 minutes from the Village of Malanda.

For car hire rates please visit Car Hire Options for your holiday in Cairns and the Tropical North Queensland region. We can also arrange a package including your accommodation and tours from Mission Beach to Cooktown and everywhere in between!

Accommodation Facilities

* Fees may apply to these and other services

  • Set on 230 Acres of private rainforest
  • Private and secluded fully equipped Treehouses
  • Pure spring water piped into your Treehouse
  • Luxury Spa Bath
  • Fireplace
  • Walking Tracks
  • Freshwater swimming holes
  • Tennis Court - hard court
  • FREE WiFi at Reception
  • Book Exchange
  • DVD guest Library
  • Conference Centre
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Lales Drive, Lake Echam, QLD

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1300 780 806

GPS Position (Latitude,Longitude):
-17.29066, 145.64163

Luxury private pole and timber treehouses featuring spa-baths & fireplaces in the Cairns HighlandsRose Gums Wilderness Retreat has luxury pole and timber treehouses. All accommodation is fully self-contained from studio layout treehouses to 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms treehouses.
Family treehouses cater for up to 6 guests. Children are very welcome.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be advised in writing. Cancellations more than 14 days prior to the arrival date a cancellation fee of $25 is payable. Within 14 days of arrival one nights accommodation will be charged.

Children & Extra Bed

Families are welcomed. Children under 2 years stay FREE using existing bedding. Cot available $10 per night payable on arrival. Additional Guest/rollaway bed $30 per night payable on arrival.

Please note: There are currently no Specials available for this property.

Room Information

1 Bedroom - 1 Option

Studio Treehouse

Room Facilities

  • King Bed or 2 Singles
  • Large spa bath
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Self-contained kitchen
  • Private verandah

  • Convection microwave oven
  • 4 pot gas cook top
  • Large spa bath
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo/television/DVD/CD player
  • Games/magazines/bird book
  • Covered carport
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • All linen
  • Complimentary breakfast hamper
  • BBQ
  • Max 3 Guests (fees apply)

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2 Bedrooms - 1 Option

Two Bedroom Treehouse

Room Facilities

  • 2 King Beds, or 1 King & 2 Single Beds
  • Large spa bath
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Self-contained kitchen

  • Private verandah
  • Convection microwave oven
  • 4 pot gas cook top
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo/television/DVD/clock radio
  • Games/magazines/bird book
  • Covered carport
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • All linen
  • Complimentary breakfast hamper
  • BBQ
  • Max 5 guests (fees apply)

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22 July 2015

Rose gums wilderness retreat was great! The people were very welcoming and the accomodation was comfortable and had everything we needed. Although it did get a little chilly at night! The food at the restaurant was delicious but pricey.
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