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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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Exterior detail
Standard Tree House | Terrace/patio
Family Villa, 3 Bedrooms | Balcony
Family Villa, 2 Bedrooms | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Two Bedroom Treehouse | Living area | 40-cm flat-screen TV with digital channels, TV, fireplace

Overview of Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

4-star property
Butchers Creek mountain apartments with kitchens

9.4/10 Exceptional

39 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
324 Land Road, via Lake Eacham, Malanda, Atherton Tablelands, Butchers Creek, QLD, 4885

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 102 min drive
  • Tolga Station - 42 min drive
  • Cairns Gordonvale Station - 64 min drive
  • Babinda Station - 86 min drive


  • Lake Side café - 23 min drive
  • Peeramon Hotel - 27 min drive

About this property

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

When visiting Butchers Creek, Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is a great choice to consider. Free self-parking is an added perk, and guests can keep active with on-site hiking/biking trails. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and apartments feature fireplaces and kitchens.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 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
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free secured, covered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Separate bath and shower
  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Library


  • 40-cm flat-screen TV with digital service
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washer/dryer
  • Laundry facilities


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Local maps
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Wedding services

Location highlights

  • In the mountains

Things to do

  • Tennis on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • 12 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • 12 buildings
  • Built in 2002

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as hiking, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lake Side café (7.1 mi) and Peeramon Hotel (9 mi).
Does Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen, which also includes cookware, a fridge and a microwave.
Does Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, each apartment features a balcony and a garden.
What's the area around Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat like?
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is a short 1-minute walk from Great Barrier Reef and 8 minutes' walk from Wooroonooran National Park.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Far from the madding crowd
Wonderful place to retreat for a few days with beautiful walks on the property through tropical forest. If you like nature and seclusion this is the place for you. The rooms are well maintained, clean and comfortable with all the amenaties needed for self catering. There is however, no Wifi access in the room and telephone coverage is poor; so I would not recomend this for someone who needs to stay connected. Otherwise, no complaints and an enjoyable stay.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Peacefully quiet which made it relaxing
Kelvin, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing family stay!
We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa treehouse for 2 nights. The treehouse was amazingly clean and very well equipped. We loved the breakfast hamper that was provided. We made sure to bring enough food and drinks to cover our stay for lunch and dinner as we were quite a long way from restaurants. David was very helpful and full of knowledge about places to visit. We were very secluded and private even though there were a number of treehouses on the property. It was lovely to wake to the sounds of birds in the mornings. Even though there was no air conditioning the treehouse was cool and comfortable on very hot days, we all slept very well.
Patricia, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Tierney, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

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
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Rose Gums - peaceful retreat
A beautiful spot and a very helpful owner/manager
David, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful tree change
The Manager David was excellent and very helpful. He made you feel welcome and had helpful info for the stay. We had 3 bedroom villa and it was perfect. Very spacious, clean and beautiful surrounds. It is very private and you cannot see any other villas. A great breakfast hamper was provided. Unfortunately we didn't get to do any hiking. Would recommend for those looking to escape. Great stay.
Kym, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stunning experience
Beautiful cabin overlooking rainforest. Clean and comfortable. Beautiful walks through rainforest. We saw a cassowary on the property and a tree kangaroo at nearby Nerada Tea Plantation where we had an excellent morning tea.
The balcony overlooking rainforest
Rose Gum
Tree kangaroo
Carmel, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
2-night romance trip
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