Silky Oaks Lodge


The Daintree Rainforest … In Australia the name stands for pristine nature in Queensland’s far north – the perfect destination for an inspiring rainforest holiday.


The charming Silky Oaks Lodge is located approximately twenty minutes from Port Douglas, directly on the picturesque Mossman River. Silky Oaks is not only highly luxurious, but radiates a wonderfully natural and elegant flair.


A spectacular setting: exotic shapes, more hues of green than the eye can distinguish, swirling mist read more » and mysterious sounds. The rainforest forms a vibrant backdrop to the luxury hotel.


The Silky Oaks Lodge’s facilities have been masterfully integrated into this wonderful wilderness. The buildings blend harmoniously into the lush forest of the magical Daintree, which is, incidentally, the world’s oldest living rainforest.


However, even in paradise tough choices have to be made: At the Silky Oaks Lodge guests are spoiled with superb gourmet cuisine, no matter whether they choose the Jungle Perch over the river or the Kubirri Room, designed in a contemporary lounge style.


The menu lists both Australian and international delicacies. Something Mediterranean as an appetiser? Try the Tomato Pesto Focaccia! The main dish could be a Seafood Curry and, for dessert, a caramelised Banana Coconut Tart served with mango ice-cream and passion fruit sauce.


Silky Oaks is all about a little indulgence in an elegant setting, surrounded by spectacular nature. The cosy Treehouse Bar is the perfect place for refreshing drinks and exotic cocktails mixed to perfection.


Unwind and meet the other guests over a cold drink. The ambience is elegant, yet casual and easygoing. Just perfect for a holiday – Silky Oaks!


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The Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree Rainforest offers forty five stunning tree houses that exceed even the most discerning guest’s expectations.


Take a swing or a snooze in your tree houses’ hammock read more » and admire the splendour of the rainforest all around. A wonderful feeling to spend an hour or two in sweet idleness, just happily daydreaming!


Set directly on the Mossman River, the five Premium River Houses do not only feature a spectacular view but are also the finest accommodation the Silky Oak offers.


The polished floorboards and tasteful furniture as well as the luxuriously decked out spa bathrooms create supremely comfortable ambience. Of course, the units look out onto the rainforest and the graceful river below.


Enjoy the little details the Silky Oak Lodge’s friendly service team surprises you with: On your arrival, a bottle of finest Australian wine and a fruit basket are waiting for you. Welcome to your holiday paradise!


Quality timber is dominant material used in the construction of the comfortable and highly private Tree Houses. The elegant tropical style, select furniture and soft colour scheme produce a cosy feeling.


A large glass door opens onto your private veranda complete with a comfortable hammock. Of course, you may also decide to unwind on the soft daybed. Lean back, inhale the fragrant air and listen to the sounds of the rainforest.


If you like, help yourself to a refreshing drink from the mini bar or prepare yourself a steaming mug of tea or coffee. Air-conditioning and a ceiling ventilator take the edge out of the tropical temperatures. A CD player provides entertainment.


The magic flair intensifies in the early morning and late afternoon. The setting sun casting a soft, golden light on the scene, settle down to cherish the moment… after all, you are on holiday!


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The luxurious Silky Oaks Lodge is the ideal basis for exploring Queensland’s tropical north. The beach, the rainforest, exotic wildlife and pristine wilderness: there is a lot to see, a lot to do.


Step read more » out of your room and into the rainforest: Set amidst the forest, rainforest hikes are the first and foremost activity. Allow an experienced guide to introduce you to the world’s oldest rainforest’s exotic flora and fauna!


Another very special experience is a romantic rainforest picnic, which can be organised by the Silky Oak team on your request. Alternatively, take to the air and soar high above the natural splendour below in a serenely floating hot-air balloon.


The view from above is sensational: The azure Pacific Ocean, the Great Barrier Reef in the distance and the rolling rainforest hills underneath. For a closer look at the reef, the world’s largest ecosystem, swap the balloon for a helicopter to venture out onto the open sea.


Back on land, take it easy and try to spot a few members of Australia’s diverse birdlife. The river is good place to start and for a larger range, take a canoe up the lush twists and turns of the Mossman.


For a change of scenery, go on a daytrip out to the Barrier Reef and discover the underwater world with a mask and snorkel. Explore the beautiful surroundings with a bike or accept a friend’s challenge to a tennis match.


The region has a lot to offer: A nearby golf course allows you to try you hand at the gentlemen’s sport. Spend a day exploring on horseback, cast a line to try your luck fishing or sink beneath the waves on a scuba dive.


Nearby Port Douglas is a fashionable little seaside town that offers superb shopping. Then, later in the day, having exhausted yourself out and about, give yourself up to the caring hands and the sophisticated treatments at the first-class Healing Waters Spa!


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