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4.8 out of 5

"Really beautiful views. Very private and secluded. We also enjoyed feeding the birds and musky-rat kangaroos at 8:30am. We stuck around a little longe ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 02 Oct 2021

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Hotel Description

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat places you steps from Rose Gums Nature Refuge and within a short 5-minute stroll of Wet Tropics of Queensland. Highlights at this aparthotel include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

You can enjoy a flat-screen TV with digital channels, and each apartment features a fireplace, a balcony, and a private yard. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and free toiletries. A DVD player, a separate tub and shower, and a hair dryer are also available.

This smoke-free aparthotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a terrace. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Butchers Creek aparthotel include Gadgarra National Park and Wooroonooran National Park.

Standard Tree House

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Bedroom Treehouse

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Villa, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Villa, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Everyone (3) Couples (9) Family (9)
5 out of 5
Really beautiful views. Very private and secluded. We also enjoyed feeding the birds and musky-rat kangaroos at 8:30am. We stuck around a little longer and had a visit by a juvenile cassowary.

Posted by on 2 Oct. 2021

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4 out of 5
Great place to stay for holidays. In the cabin we stayed the bush outside the balcony was so wildly overgrown that was hard to appreciate everything else. There was deadbush on top of overgrown weed. Everything else was exceptional

Posted by on 12 Aug. 2021

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5 out of 5
What a wonderful location for a cosy getaway! The cabin was so spacious and the view was gorgeous from the balcony and the bath inside the cabin. Being surrounded by the rainforest and listening to all the birds was incredible. Fireplace a bonus too for a cosy night in.

Posted by on 30 May 2021

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5 out of 5
Fantastic jungle setting, super relaxing. Could use more comfortable seating on the decks, if you could lay back and relax you wouldn't leave the decks the surrounding jungle is that good The elephant grass is starting to get out of hand but would recommend Rose Gums to everyone. We'll be back and friends are already looking to go there.

Posted by on 1 May 2021

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4 out of 5
The host was friendly and informative and contacted me before arriving on how to check in, due to covid. The wifi was only available while standing or sitting outside of reception and not on the bird feeding side of the building. Given that several of the treehouses aren't close to reception it would make it a bit of a problem to get a connection. Wifi should be available at the treehouses. AC wouldn't go astray as it can be a bit uncomfortable to sleep at night. Yes there were a couple of fans, but at night with them on became to tad noisy. Overall it is a great place to unwind and relax.

Posted by on 19 Apr. 2021

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5 out of 5
It was so peaceful and beautiful. The perfect place to unwind and get away from everything. The natural beauty of the landscape is priceless

Posted by on 6 Feb. 2021

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5 out of 5

Tranquil rainforest paradise

Pros: Spa
Cons: Nothing
Location: Great for bush walkers. If you get the chance, have a meal at Nicks Restaurant in Yungaburra - fabulous pasta, rosti and wood fired pizza.
Lovely, quiet and peaceful. The tree houses are a good distance away from each other with thick forest in between, guaranteeing privacy. Lots of good bushwalking trails - the creek trail can get a bit tricky and there are leeches near the water. The giant rose gums were awesome! Treehouses are nice with a beautiful spa overlooking the forest and valley. Only complaint is that our stay was too short.

Posted by , from Townsville on 17 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Outstanding;

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Cairns on 6 Jul. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Privacy and natural surroundings
Cons: All good - it was raining but the fireplace and spa were a good reason to spend more time in the tree house
food was great

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Townsville on 11 Jun. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Fantastic breakfast basket, great location, wonderful views (large windows so even if its raining you feel like you are outdoors)
Location: Wonderful, Away from it all, Outstanding
Facilities: Home away from home, everything is catered for; Value: you get what you pay for; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Beautiful; can not recomend highly enough. I will be returning

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Townsville on 11 Jun. 2014

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Property Features

As a guest of Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, you'll find a library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Public spaces have free WiFi. Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat also features barbecue grills, a garden, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 4-star Butchers Creek aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 12 buildings
  • Built in 2002
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat offers 12 accommodations with fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations at this 4-star aparthotel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. 40-cm flat-screen televisions come with digital channels and DVD players.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in information and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat House Lake Eacham
  • Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Lake Eacham
  • Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Apartment Lake Eacham
  • Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Apartment
  • Rose Gums Wilrness Retreat Ea
  • Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Aparthotel
  • Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Butchers Creek
  • Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Aparthotel Butchers Creek

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.