Cassowary & Chick at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat



 Rose Gums Treehouses at Night



Best of Queensland Tourism Experience

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat was announced in May 2019 as one of Queensland's Best of Tourism Experiences.

We are delighted to be selected and especially pleased to share this news.


Amethystine Python ar Rose Gums

The female pythons grow bigger than the males. They are the biggest snake in Australia. This one is about 4.5 meters.





Cassowary and Chick

 After an absence of 5 months Casey our ‘resident’ Cassowary is back with his first brood of 3 adorable chicks, called by locals "stripeys”.

He must have been away in the bordering Wooroonooran National Park courting a female. She lays the eggs and then leaves, whilst the male sits on the eggs for 2 months. He then must look after them for one year.

Casey looks very proud of his young, and is often visiting the Rose Gums reception area.


Queensland Weekender Channel 7 TV Feature on Rose Gums and the Atherton Tablelands  16th February 2019


Newsletter December 2018

Newsletter December 2018

December 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to our annual Rose Gums newsletter – keeping you up-to-date with news from our rainforest retreat in the Cairns Highlands of Far North Queensland, Australia.  Local wildlife, new meal arrangments, Stay 3, Pay 2 deal . . .     read more...

November 2016 Newsletter

  Welcome to our annual Rose Gums newsletter – keeping you up-to-date with news from our rainforest retreat in the Cairns Highlands of Far North Queensland, Australia. View Newsletter  read more...

Fresh look for Rose Gums

Refurbishments of the restaurant are complete with new outdoor dining tables, fresh interior painted walls and a stylish new sideboard. All  treehouses are now looking brand new again with all interior walls painted white, giving more of a contemporary feel. The views at all... read more...

Birding Without Borders

Can one “bird nerd,” with little more than a backpack and a spotting scope, crush the round-the-world Big Year record? Noah Strycker has set himself this very target.   Together with renowned birding guide Del Richards, Noah recently visited Rose Gums (Day 346)... read more...