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Tropical North Queensland – Silky Oaks Lodge


  • Air-conditioning
  • Fan
  • iPod dock
  • Phone
  • Bathrobes
  • Private balcony
  • Internet access
  • Day spa
  • Tennis court
  • Daily yoga

Overview – Silky Oaks Lodge

Situated at the edge of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, Silky Oaks Lodge is Queensland’s most unique rainforest sanctuary. 

With walking trails leading from its doorstep into the 1,200 km² rainforest reserve, Silky Oaks Lodge is the perfect base to discover the Daintree’s many attractions. Swim in the pure waters of the Mossman River or search for elusive endangered cassowaries on walks beneath the luxuriant tree canopy . This is a destination of superlatives, with imposing gorges, shimmering waterways and primeval jungle growing right to edge of deserted sandy coastline.

Constructed upon 34 hectares of former farmland, this highly regarded eco-lodge has spent the past 15 years restoring the area to its original forested state. An onsite waste treatment plant, water purification station and the use of environmentally friendly products throughout the property further add to the Silky Oaks Lodge’s eco-credentials. Guests staying here can rest assured that their Daintree experience will have minimal impact on their surroundings.

The onsite adults-only Healing Waters Spa provides superb natural treatments to the restful sounds of trickling water, while the Treehouse Restaurant delivers standout dishes in a romantic setting amongst the treetops. The adjoining bar and lounge are both casual settings for a beer and snack. When you’re ready for physical exertion, the lodge has a tennis court, river kayaks and mountain bikes. Scheduled yoga classes and guided walks are available on a seasonal basis, whilst a field guide is available at reception if you wish to strike out on your own.

There are plentiful activities farther afield that can be arranged (at extra cost). Sail out to the Great Barrier Reef for unparalleled diving or snorkelling, look for muscular saltwater crocodiles on a thrilling boat safari or travel along the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track in search of secret swimming holes. Quad biking, zip-lining, fishing charters and hot air ballooning can also be arranged.

Please note that this property only accepts children above 8 years of age.

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Rooms – Silky Oaks Lodge

The 40 standalone retreats have floor to ceiling windows and private balconies. Standard features include air conditioning, ceiling fans, daybed and iPod dock. Turndown service, aromatherapy oil burners and organic bath products are also part of the package.

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Daintree Treehouse 44m²
These contemporary, raised units have marble ensuite bathrooms with walk-in rain showers, and balconies overlooking the rainforest. Capacity: 2 persons

Garden Treehouse 47m²
Close to the main lodge, the Garden Treehouses have ensuite bathrooms with both rain shower and double spa bath. Recline in the double hammock on the balcony. Capacity: 2 persons in existing bedding

Deluxe Treehouse 49m²
The elevated Deluxe Treehouse is similar to the Garden Treehouse with the additional benefit of a large corner spa tub. Capacity: 2 persons in existing bedding

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River Treehouse 47m²
Occupying prime riverfront real estate, the River Treehouse offers sensational views from both the balcony and spa tub. Capacity: 2 persons in existing bedding

Billabong Suite 75m²
The open-plan, newly extended Billabong Suites have bedrooms that open out onto an oversized balcony with a hammock and day bed. Capacity: 2 persons in existing bedding

Lodge Suite 88m²
For honeymooners seeking more space or families of three or four, the extra-large Lodge Suite has a king bed, two singles as well as a four-poster daybed. Capacity: 4 persons

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Facilities – Silky Oaks

  • 26 Treehouses, 11 Riverhouses, 2 Billabong Suites and 1 Lodge Suite
  • Open-air Treehouse Restaurant
  • Bar and lounge
  • Healing Waters Spa
  • Tennis court
  • Gym
  • Walking trails
  • DVD library
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Activities – Silky Oaks Lodge

  • Nature walks
  • River kayaking
  • River swimming
  • Mountain biking
  • Scheduled guided walks (seasonal)
  • Daily yoga classes (seasonal)

Activities at extra cost

  • Great Barrier Reef day trips
  • Kuku Yalanji cultural tours
  • Zip-lining
  • 4WD excursions
  • Fishing boat charters
  • Quad biking
  • Daintree wilderness safaris
  • Hot air ballooning
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Getting There

Cairns is the closest airport to the property, with daily flights from most major Australian cities. From Cairns Airport, Silky Oaks Lodge is approximately 1 hour by road. Self-drive or have a convenient door-to-door transfer arranged for you.

Combine With

The Great Barrier Reef is what most visitors to Tropical North Queensland come to see. Its coral cays can be accessed by boat departing from Cairns or Port Douglas or better yet, explored from an island resort such as Lizard Island or qualia.  Other fabulous Queensland attractions include its vibrant capital Brisbane and the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

  • An eco-friendly lodge at the edge of primeval rainforest
  • Blissful Healing Waters Spa
  • Top notch Treehouse Restaurant
  • River swimming, nature walks and mountain biking
  • World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park
  • Home to the endangered cassowary, crocs and so much more
  • Unique destination, where rainforest meets coral reef
  • Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Beautiful Mossman Gorge
  • Cultural heartland of the Kuku Yulanji people

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