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Welcome to award winning Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat in the Cairns Highlands/Atherton Tablelands, an easy 90 minutes drive from Cairns and accessible in all weather throughout the year by conventional vehicle.

At Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat:

Experience a timber treehouse in our cool tropical climate and rainforest scenery

Dine at our own in-house restaurant LEAF set in the rainforest canopy

Explore 9 kilometres of walking tracks through our 93 hectare property

View wildlife – see the colourful parrots and the smallest kangaroo

Discover platypus in our pristine rainforest creeks

Birdwatch for over 160 bird species

Tour the ‘undiscovered’ Atherton Tablelands and beyond by making Rose Gums your base


Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am


Normal Season

1 Bedroom (1 – 2 guests): $384

2 Bedroom (1 – 4 guests): $442

High Season

1 Bedroom (1 – 2 guests): $344

2 Bedroom (1 – 4 guests): $396

Low Season

1 Bedroom (1 – 2 guests): $334

2 Bedroom (1 – 4 guests): $385



The area offers some fantastic food options sourcing the region’s best produce and catering to a range of budgets, see some of the best below:

Malanda Dairy Centre

The Original Malanda Cafe

Malanda Bakery

Country Breeze Restaurant

Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend.

We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.



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