This award winning eco-friendly retreat offers a choice of 12 handcrafted tree houses and villas. Each includes a fully equipped kitchen and wood fireplace. Set on 93 hectares of tropical highland rainforest, Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat provides all linen, plus fluffy bathrobes. Guests have free access to the tennis court and walking trails. All accommodation features king-size beds, laundry facilities and a private verandah with a barbecue. The living area includes a TV. Situated on the coastal mountain ranges of the Atherton Tablelands, next to Wooroonooran National Park, Rose Gums is only 90 minutes’ drive from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Butchers Creek
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Christina
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Absolutely beautiful place, with some lovely walks. Excellent facilities. Great views from the balcony. Very peaceful and relaxing
  • Anjuli
    Secluded and private, beautiful scenery and the natural landscaping
  • Kerry
    The two storey wooden house was delightful, had a beautiful outlook and had wood for the fire and some yummy supplies. Lots of hot water for the big bath that looked out to the rainforest. David was very helpful.

Property surroundings

Facilities of Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Shared toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Tennis equipment
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Wired internet is available in the business centre and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 18:00


From 07:30 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cash Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please inform Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

  • Room options at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat include:

    • Studio
    • Apartment
    • Family

  • Yes, Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Tennis court
    • Tennis equipment

  • Check-in at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is 3 miles from the centre of Butchers Creek. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.