STAY IN A TREEHOUSE!
We love treehouses! No longer just for kids, treehouses are pretty hot right now. Built high in the branches of a tree or on stilts amongst the trees, a tree house is typically a structure that cleverly uses the shape of the tree trunk or the strongest branches to create a horizontal space in a vertical world. They can be accessed in a number of ways including ladders or suspended bridges, making it easy to you get the feeling that you are on top of the world!
The best thing about a treehouse stay? The peace and quiet, fresh canopy air, spectacular views and proximity to wildlife not usually seen from the ground.
At Green Getaways Australia we have a great selection to choose from – and all with care for the surrounding environment as a top priority of course!
THE CANOPY TREEHOUSES
Cairns Highlands, Queensland Australia
At 720 metres above sea level, these luxury pole homes offer a secluded, private and peaceful environment surrounded by rainforest and are set on the banks of the Ithaca river. Each 2 bedroom Treehouse boasts furniture crafted from rainforest timbers, a gas barbeque and hammock on the spacious balcony, a fabulous double corner spa, wood fireplace and full gourmet kitchen, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, hand-made soaps…
The treehouses are set in 100 acres of rare upland complex mesophyll vine forest; part of one of the largest untouched tracts of rainforest on the Highlands. Resident Cassowaries, rare Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos and endangered Green Possums call the forest home whilst a thriving colony of shy platypus inhabit the river. Red-legged Pademelon Wallabies abound and Coppery Brushtail Possums will visit your balcony every night, whilst Northern Bandicoots and other marsupials forage on the evening forest floor.
Wake to a serenade of birdsong every morning as Victoria’s Riflebirds, beautiful King Parrots, Spotted Catbirds and an ever-changing parade of Honeyeaters and Finches greet you on the Treehouse balcony, or wander along the many walking tracks and immerse yourself in the grandeur of pristine, old growth, high country rainforest.
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ROSE GUMS WILDERNESS RETREAT
Malinda, Tropical North East Queensland
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat has nine handcrafted pole and timber treehouses. All accommodation is fully self-contained from studio layout treehouses to two bedroom treehouses which cater for up to 4 guests. There are two treehouses that can sleep up to six guests. Children are very welcome.
While staying in the tree houses guests may take a morning two hour bird watching tour with your host Jon on the property. There are self-guided walks available with comprehensive interpretative information in all tree houses. It is not hard to spot at least 40 bird species on a morning tour on the property. Due to such diversity of flora the bird list is extensive with over 160 species recorded. Within 50 kilometres of Rose Gums the list can grow to over 80 bird species in day.
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LYOLA PAVILIONS IN THE FOREST
Maleny, South East Queensland
Just two gorgeous tree pavilions – one nestled on the rainforest floor and the other perched in the treetops. Love the names : Hide and Seek!
Reached by a boardwalk, “Hide” is a soothing, earth toned pavilion enjoying stunning views across a rainforest valley. The sounds of water cascading in the forest stream below provides a soothing ambience. Here you can enjoy the unique experience of a tropical style outdoor shower or recline on steamer chairs and soak up the dappled sunshine. Slumber in a queen sized hand carved bed made up with fine linens and pillows of pure comfort.
“Seek” is a pavilion towering above the ground and takes in glorious valley views and memorable sunsets. “Seek” is reached by a tall boardwalk which takes guests on a treetop journey to their pavilion. Pavilion walls peel back to reveal a breathtaking view, bringing the outside surroundings in. Wake to lakes of mist in the valley below and relax watching magnificent sunsets. Seek is also designed for disability access with the advantage of a spacious light filled bathroom complete with treetop views.
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