Jon & Peta deserve all the credit they are getting for reclaiming this piece of for rain forest and building spectacular tree houses for visitors to share. We were also pleasantly surprised to have a complimentary breakfast hamper with eggs, bacon, cereal, yogurt, milk etc which lasted us two days. Also the free wifi at reception was an unexpected bonus, available 24 hours. And again, the washing machine and tumble drier were an unexpected bonus though we didn't need to use it. In all, the tree houses are rather grand and not at all basic. But they do immerse you in all the sights and sounds of the rain forest. Do download their map as Google Maps doesn't take you down the right road. There are three lovely walks in their taking you through thick forest down to the creek where some see platypus. We didn't but we did see tooth billed bower bird taking a new leaf into his bower and the listened to him singing away hopefully! Lastly, we had three delightful evening meals in the restaurant cooked and served by Bradley an award winning chef who also makes you fully welcome. Many thanks Jon and Peta for allowing us to share this experience and being so friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a secluded rainforest retreat in the cool highlands above Cairns, all our treehouses are self-contained featuring spa baths, fireplaces and magnificent views. The 93 HA property has 9 kilometres of walking tracks and over 160 species of birds and other wildlife, including Platypus that inhabit our pristine rainforest creeks. Delight in our own in-house restaurant, LEAF, a private dining experience in the tree-tops. Your hosts Peta & Jon are very friendly and helpful and are looking forward to meeting you soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Malanda, Australia - Queensland