Gum Tree Retreat
Sudbury Close,
Clifton Beach
Queensland 4879
Ph: +61 7 4059 2793
Mobile: 0439 353 993
Markus & Andrea

$90 per night
(minimum stay 3 nights)

- Fully self-contained
- 1 bedroom apartment
with ensuite
- Private timber deck
- Spa Bath
- BBQ Area
- facilities not suitable
for children

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Excitingly different • holiday accommodation for the bird lover at the Northern Beaches of Cairns • peaceful & secluded • yet close to everything.

Gum Tree Retreat is nestled on the hillside near Cairns Tropical Zoo and the fabulous beaches at Palm Cove and Clifton Beach. It is hidden away on over 2 acres of bushland with views to the ocean. From here it is only 2 minutes drive to the romantic beach of Palm Cove (3 km) with its stately paperbark trees and views to Double Island. Palm Cove offers a sandy beach with plenty of space to find a quiet spot, there is a safe stinger enclosure with life savers on duty during the summer months and numerous cafes and restaurants that make your day at the beach an even better experience. Fishing off the jetty is a popular pastime.



Gum Tree Retreat is located approx 22 km north of Cairns CBD and 20 km from the International Airport, a drive that usually takes no longer than 25 minutes along the Captain Cook Highway through the cane fields and past the Kuranda and MacAlister Ranges. There is a shopping centre with Coles, post office, bakery, butcher, bottle shop and chemist approx 2 minutes drive away (or 5 minutes walk if you prefer).



Our guestroom is on the lower level of a pole home and completely separate from the hosts living quarters. The guest accommodation comprises of a light and airy bedroom with ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and large wardrobe plus a cosy living room with TV and DVD with sliding doors opening onto a large timber verandah adjoining the heated rock spa.The ideal spot for a peaceful breakfast while enjoying the bird life and the views or relax with a drink after your day exploring the great places our region has to offer. A fridge, coffee/tea making facilities and toaster cater for basic meal preparation and there is a BBQ for dinner time. The private entrance is accessed from the car port. Our guestroom is ideal for long term guests wanting to escape the southern winter and we are happy to negotiate a long term rent. Location Map


Gum Tree Retreat was named after the striking tall gum trees surrounding the home and framing the vista out to the ocean and forested ridges. The house was built with the aim to have the least amount of impact on the environment and vegetation, maintaining the habitat of the local wildlife. Over the years a lot of additional native and tropical plants have prospered and offer a ready food supply and nesting grounds for a variety of birds that can be easily observed from the verandah. The striking Ulysses and Cairns Birdwing butterflies can be seen and occasionally you can spot other wildlife like lace monitors, wallabies and the secretive striped possum. At night time you can hear the call of curlews, scrub fowl and owls. One of the most stunning spectacles is watching the full moon rise over the ocean.


Markus and Andrea have been living in Cairns since 1987 and have loved every moment of it. Having travelled extensively in Australia and overseas they want to offer an alternative style accommodation for the traveler that prefers the quieter environment away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist locations in the area. At Gum Tree Retreat you can retire after a long day exploring the local sights. Being enthusiastic bird watchers themselves they feel this would be the perfect place for visiting bird and wildlife watchers. Andrea and Markus welcome you to share their home with them and will try to make your stay a pleasant and memorable experience. Of course word of mouth is our best promotion, please tell your friends about Gum Tree Retreat.

Gum Tree Retreat
Sudbury Close, Clifton Beach
For reservations contact:
Ph: 07
4059 2793
P.O. Box 650 Smithfield Q 4878

Guestroom $90 per night (minimum stay 3 nights)

Guests staying 5 nights and more will receive a
welcome basket with champagne and lots of other goodies

Long term Holiday bookings (10 nights and more),
we are happy to negotiate a weekly rental

Facilities not suitable for children.

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