Escape the chaos
Connect with nature
Enjoy the peaceful bushland surroundings, the abundant wildlife & the amazing stargazing opportunities at Rossville Retreat
Perfectly located at the gateway to Cape York and the Bloomfield Track to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation.
Rossville Retreat is opposite Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park, only 20 minutes south of Cooktown and offers large but private camp sites and lodges that are located in the bush.
For those who enjoy wildlife watching
Rossville Retreat offers an abundance of native wildlife including wallabies, possums, rainbow lorikeets and corellas during the day, whilst at night, guests can enjoy the most amazing star gazing opportunities while relaxing around their campfire, thanks to the lack of light pollution.
We organise Indigenous tours and activities
Enjoy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, learn about their traditions, languages, Dreamtime stories and bush medicines.
We have our own private airstrip
Helenvale Airport – YHEL
Private aircraft and charter flights are welcome to land on our 1200 metre all-weather airstrip, contact us to make arrangements
We sell Tentco lodges
Rossville Retreat is the authorised sales agent of Tentco tents for North Queensland.
This is a little gem and I am almost reluctant to share my experience as I selfishly want to keep this magical place to only a few!
Fantastic bush, a lovely creek to swim in and the opportunity to experience, quiet, peace, security and the most wonderful sky with its abundant stars at night.
Definitely worth a visit and we will be back.
Absolute hidden gem, we stayed two nights on our way to the tip. The experience was great very relaxing with nobody around just the sound of the birds and the morning visit from a scrub turkey.
Only minutes from the Lions Den so we were able to go for dinner but return avoiding the packed and noisy camp that comes with it. Very friendly owners that couldn’t be more helpful. We will be back.
Magic spot! Dave our host made us feel extremely welcome, he showed us around his magnificent property in his 4×4. Flowing creeks and lush rainforest. Peaceful. Lots of open space for our dog to run. And! it has its own magnificent runway!! Watch this space!
Dave delivered wood to us and offered to dig us a firepit. Checked on us in the rain. Bonus: the Lions Den Pub, iconic Aussie, is just a few k’s down the road.
Things to enjoy
Little Annan River
Visitors have access to a beautiful riverside walk, bird watching and water-based activities on the Little Annan River, including swimming, fishing and kayaking.
Lion's Den Pub
We are 2kms from the Lion’s Den pub, a great place to enjoy a meal with live entertainment.
Historic Cooktown is a 20-minute drive away and has many attractions including cafes, restaurants, museums, shopping, tours and fishing trips to the Great Barrier Reef.