ROSE GUMS WILDERNESS RETREAT

Atherton Tablelands Accommodation
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FEATURES

All accommodation is fully self-contained from studio layout treehouses for couples, to 2 bedroom treehouses which cater for up to 4 guests. There are even two treehouses that can sleep up to 6 guests. All treehouses are accessible from the carport outside the front door and most with only one step up to the front door.

All the accommodation is very private and at least 100 metres away from your nearest treehouse neighbour.

All accommodation features:

  • Large spa bath with separate shower cubicle/enviro-friendly shampoo, conditioner & soap
  • Self-contained kitchen with convection microwave oven, 4 pot gas cook top and refrigerator
  • Private balcony
  • King (zip) size beds
  • Television/DVD/clock radio/games/bird book
  • Covered carport with BBQ (gas)
  • Washing machine/dryer/iron/mobile fan
  • Wood burning fireplace (wood supplied)
  • All linen/bathrobes and footwear
  • Complimentary breakfast hamper (1st morning only)
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ACTIVITIES
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Rainforest Walking Tracks
  • Bird Watching
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THE ENVIRONMENT

From Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Rose Gums became a Nature Refuge in 2007 ie listed with the Queensland Government Environmental Protection Agency. No trees can ever be removed by law. The vine forest & ‘of concern’ eucalypt woodland is protected; and is a refuge for the endangered Southern Cassowary, the vulnerable Macleay’s Fig-parrot, the rare Grey Goshawk, the blue-faced Parrot-finch and tapping green-eyed frog. The property is advanced eco-tourism certified.

Buildings

The reception & treehouses at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat are all built on previously degraded areas. No tree was removed during the building process. All treehouses blend into the environment and are positioned to take advantage of the cooler aspects in summer. The roofs are fully insulated and being pole homes little disturbance is made to the contour of the land so rainwater flows naturally.

Reforestation

Over 25,000 trees have been planted since 1995. There is a notable difference in the bird life appearing, including sightings of Southern Cassowary. Where once was weed, such as lantana & tobacco bush, is now forest. The management is ongoing with further weed eradication programs and rainforest trees being replanted.

Power

We use 240 volts mains electricity to operate the lights and appliances. Gas powers the instantaneous hot water services and cook tops. For heating there is a slow combustion fireplace using local fallen timber with off-cuts from the local sawmills for kindling.

Water

Water is pumped from 92 metres under the ground off the granite. This gives us clean, sweet spring water all year round. The bore taps into a spring which trickles out of the ground where the soil types change from basalt to metamorphic.

Waste

Our domestic waste is taken to the Malanda transfer station run by the Eacham Shire Council. Presently they recycle glass, paper and only soft plastics as in milk bottles. Dry and wet waste is then buried. All food scraps are kept at Rose Gums for disposal. The treehouses have septics systems for the toilets. These are carefully monitored. The closest creeks are over 700 metres away from the trenches. Vegetable-based soap and eco-shampoo & conditioner are provided.

Wildlife Viewing

We do not put up feeding stations at the treehouses. Apart from interfering with the animal’s natural foraging behaviour for food, the feeding stations could cause a hygiene problem. Wildlife viewing is at Reception every morning at 8 am.

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What we love about Rose Gums

Who doesn’t want to stay in a treehouse? Add the stunning wilderness rainforest location and Rose Gums has it all.


Tell me more…

As Rose Gums itself has 230 acres of private tropical forests, Rose Gums offers its guests an unforgettable bush experience. There are  9 handcrafted pole and timber treehouse located throughout the property offering guests privacy and tranquillity. All accommodation is fully self-contained from studio layout treehouses to 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms treehouses.


Get the Facts

Where is it?  Malinda, Tropical North Queensland

What?  Eco Resort

How many? Nine Treehouses

Who?   Great for couples and up to six guests. Children welcome.

How much? Check latest rates and availability here


Sounding Good?  Read on…

Rose Gums is advanced ecotourism accredited with 93 hectares of tropical rainforest just ten minutes from Lake Eacham bordering the World Heritage Wooroonooran National Park. The luxury pole and timber treehouses are totally private and feature large spa baths, cosy fireplaces and verandas with stunning mountain views. Explore pristine rainforest streams and kilometres of walking tracks. There is abundant wildlife with over 160 species recorded. Guided bird watching is available. This cool tropical mountain retreat offers peace and relaxation. The treehouses are ideal for the romantic hideaway or family holiday.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is uniquely situated beside the World Heritage listed Wooroonooran National Park. There is a unique mix of endangered wet sclerophyll and rainforest which makes for a large diversity in the plant & animal life. Kilometres of walking tracks take guests to a pristine rainforest creek, a charming waterfall and giant trees such as rose gums. The tracks vary in grade from easy to average and in duration from 40 minutes to 90 minutes.

Hosts: Jon and Peta Nott
Address: 324 Land Road, Malinda, Tropical North Queensland

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FEATURES

All accommodation is fully self-contained from studio layout treehouses for couples, to 2 bedroom treehouses which cater for up to 4 guests. There are even two treehouses that can sleep up to 6 guests. All treehouses are accessible from the carport outside the front door and most with only one step up to the front door.

All the accommodation is very private and at least 100 metres away from your nearest treehouse neighbour.

All accommodation features:

  • Large spa bath with separate shower cubicle/enviro-friendly shampoo, conditioner & soap
  • Self-contained kitchen with convection microwave oven, 4 pot gas cook top and refrigerator
  • Private balcony
  • King (zip) size beds
  • Television/DVD/clock radio/games/bird book
  • Covered carport with BBQ (gas)
  • Washing machine/dryer/iron/mobile fan
  • Wood burning fireplace (wood supplied)
  • All linen/bathrobes and footwear
  • Complimentary breakfast hamper (1st morning only)
ACTIVITIES
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Rainforest Walking Tracks
  • Bird Watching
ENVIRONMENT

From Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Rose Gums became a Nature Refuge in 2007 ie listed with the Queensland Government Environmental Protection Agency. No trees can ever be removed by law. The vine forest & ‘of concern’ eucalypt woodland is protected; and is a refuge for the endangered Southern Cassowary, the vulnerable Macleay’s Fig-parrot, the rare Grey Goshawk, the blue-faced Parrot-finch and tapping green-eyed frog. The property is advanced eco-tourism certified.

Buildings

The reception & treehouses at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat are all built on previously degraded areas. No tree was removed during the building process. All treehouses blend into the environment and are positioned to take advantage of the cooler aspects in summer. The roofs are fully insulated and being pole homes little disturbance is made to the contour of the land so rainwater flows naturally.

Reforestation

Over 25,000 trees have been planted since 1995. There is a notable difference in the bird life appearing, including sightings of Southern Cassowary. Where once was weed, such as lantana & tobacco bush, is now forest. The management is ongoing with further weed eradication programs and rainforest trees being replanted.

Power

We use 240 volts mains electricity to operate the lights and appliances. Gas powers the instantaneous hot water services and cook tops. For heating there is a slow combustion fireplace using local fallen timber with off-cuts from the local sawmills for kindling.

Water

Water is pumped from 92 metres under the ground off the granite. This gives us clean, sweet spring water all year round. The bore taps into a spring which trickles out of the ground where the soil types change from basalt to metamorphic.

Waste

Our domestic waste is taken to the Malanda transfer station run by the Eacham Shire Council. Presently they recycle glass, paper and only soft plastics as in milk bottles. Dry and wet waste is then buried. All food scraps are kept at Rose Gums for disposal. The treehouses have septics systems for the toilets. These are carefully monitored. The closest creeks are over 700 metres away from the trenches. Vegetable-based soap and eco-shampoo & conditioner are provided.

Wildlife Viewing

We do not put up feeding stations at the treehouses. Apart from interfering with the animal’s natural foraging behaviour for food, the feeding stations could cause a hygiene problem. Wildlife viewing is at Reception every morning at 8 am.

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