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Rose Gums Retreat is a unique paradise for nature lover’s where the cool tropical climate is enhanced by the pole and timber treehouse accommodation with spectacular views of rainforest and mountains.

Accommodation consists of nine treehouses constructed from pole and timber – studio-style for couples, two-bedroom houses that cater for four guests, and even two that can sleep up to six guests, ideal for a larger family. Separated by at least 100 metres to ensure privacy and peace, all have king-size beds, an en suite bathroom with a large spa bath and separate shower, a self-contained kitchen with microwave oven, gas hob, fridge, private verandah, washer/dryer, iron and portable fan.

Each house has an open fireplace (wood is supplied), and amenities include television, DVD player, clock radio, board games and bird field guide. The carport beside the front door has a gas barbecue, and in most cases there is only a single step up to the front door of the treehouse, so access is easy. All linen, bathrobes and indoor footwear is provided, along with a complimentary breakfast hamper for the first night of your stay with bacon, eggs, bread, butter, jams, organic yoghurt, cereal, muesli, milk, coffee, tea and sugar; you can purchase additional hampers for subsequent days from reception if you need more. Rooms are serviced every three days.

There’s an excellent on-site restaurant set in the tree canopy, and the pristine rainforest is home to abundant wildlife includes the smallest kangaroos, platypus in the creeks, and more than 160 bird species – with many colourful parrots. You can explore the nine-kilometre-long trail network on the 93-hectare property, or use the property as a base to discover the Atherton Tablelands.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Tablelands, Reef & Rainforest Self-drive

This comprehensive self-drive visit to Northern Queensland includes the great ‘must-dos’ – a relaxing cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and a stay in Daintree Rainforest – as well as an opportunity to explore lesser known places and see the region’s wildlife on excursions with expert local operators.

  • When to go: Apr-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,195 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands occupy 32,000 square kilometres of fertile plateau in part of Queensland’s Great Dividing Range, inland from Cairns. Although it lies within tropical latitudes, the elevation of between 500 and 1,280 metres gives a climate suitable for dairy farming.

  • Where: Queensland
  • Ideal for viewing: Atherton scrubwren, bush stone-curlew, sarus crane, pied monarch, tooth-billed bowerbird
  • Excellent for: River safaris