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Silky Oaks Lodge

Found within the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest alongside the Mossman River, Silky Oaks Lodge delivers a five-star luxury lodge experience in Tropical North Queensland.

This premium escape is perfectly positioned between Tropical North Queensland’s natural attractions of the primordial Daintree Rainforest and the sparkling Great Barrier Reef. Only an hour from Cairns and a 20-minute drive from Port Douglas, Silky Oaks Lodge offers a secluded escape into one of Australia’s most magnificent landscapes.

Forty luxury treehouse-style suites are on offer, overlooking the Mossman River or lush rainforest. Each suite is styled with contemporary furnishings and is constructed with local timbers to evoke a true sense of place and soften the boundary between the in- and outdoors.

The central hub of Silky Oaks Lodge offers multiple tiered areas to enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest and river, with most areas opening out into the elements including the on-site Treehouse Restaurant and Jungle Bar. While serving as a perfect base into exploring the region, Silky Oaks also offers plenty of on-site leisure. The Kubirri Lounge offers a comfortable space to relax, read, and play boardgames, while the Marrdja Pavilion offers an airy space for events. Also included are the Healing Waters Spa, fully-equipped gym, kitchen garden and nearby riverbank to discover.

Tropical North Queensland

The Tropical North of Queensland is bound by World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest in the north, the quaint sugarcane field villages in the south, and the magnificent Coral Sea housing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to the east.

A biodiverse tropical environment, Tropical North Queensland is home to mountainous ranges, sandy beaches, tidal wetlands, freshwater lakes, mudflats and mangrove swamps, rivers and estuaries, and rich coastal plains.

The two major urban centres are Cairns and Port Douglas, both popular holiday destinations with high-end restaurants, accommodation, art galleries, and boutiques on offer.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system, comprising of nearly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands. This is the world’s largest living structure—so big it can be seen from space—and is formed by billions of tiny organisms known as coral polyps spread over 3,000 kilometres.

The Daintree Rainforest is part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland rainforest, is the Traditional Lands of the Kuku Yalanji people, and is the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest in the world, dating back to over 120 million years ago. This region houses frogs, reptiles and marsupials alike with outstand bat, butterfly and bird species.

Silky Oaks is located on the Mossman River in the Daintree Rainforest, located 80km from Cairns (approximately 1.5 hours drive) and 23km from Port Douglas (approximately 30 minutes’ drive).

Each stay at Silky Oaks includes complimentary yoga classes in the airy pavilion, guided walks and bike rides throughout the region, and a daily shared shuttle to the nearby town of Port Douglas which offers palm-fringed, white sand beaches, boutique shopping, wining and dining, and more.

Lodge facilities to indulge in include a well-appointed gym, tennis court and pool, alongside the on-site Healing Waters Spa offering a range of rejuvenating treatments. Each stay additionally includes access to a range of watersports equipment to enjoy on the Mossman River such as canoeing, swimming and snorkelling.

With its perfect positioning, Silky Oaks Lodge is also the perfect base from which to explore further afield with a customised touring itinerary. Personalised to your preferences, your time here can lead you to wander through the Daintree Rainforest, have you dive into the Great Barrier Reef, and discover profound cultural interpretation from local Elders on the Kuku Yalanji country the lodge rests upon.

With many other customised options, each stay at Silky Oaks Lodge is designed to immerse and rejuvenate your spirit in one of Australia’s most ancient and breathtaking landscapes.

Silky Oaks has forty rooms on offer, with all room types welcoming the sights and sounds of the Daintree Rainforest. The accommodation offers a fresh, contemporary spin on the classic ‘Queenslander’ architectural style, with high-set ceilings, clean lines, and generous verandas opening onto the rainforest.

All suites feature comfortable beds with natural linens, ensuite bathroom with rain shower, balcony with hammock, and premium amenities including climate control to make your stay comfortable.


Rainforest Retreat

Stylish and intimate, the Rainforest Retreat features a king bed and interior daybed, ensuite bathroom with deep spa bath and outdoor deck with rainforest views, complete with hammock ready to sway in the cool breeze. This retreat type is 46m2.


Treehouse Retreat

Set high in the rainforest and offering both privacy and treetop views, the Treehouse Retreat combines king bed luxury indoors with a generous outdoor balcony strung with a signature hammock. A private deck with bathtub and open-air shower beckons. This retreat type is 50m2.


Treehouse Premium

Perfect for families, the Treehouse Premium suite features a king bed with additional bedding made to fit to family dynamics. A generous veranda balcony opens to the rainforest while a private deck features a stone bathtub for a tropical day-spa vibe. This retreat type is 73-83m2.



The Riverhouse invites dreamy retreat with contemporary living quarters and ensuite bathroom with private outdoor bathtub overlooking the waters cascading below. The Riverhouse is 47m2.


Billabong Suite

The Billabong Suite combines generous indoor and outdoor living areas, deck with feature fireplace and bathroom with private open-air bathtub completing a premium rainforest experience. Billabong Suites are 92m2.


Daintree Pavilion

At 323m2, the Daintree Pavilion is designed as the ultimate hideaway, complete with two bedroom wings an open-air lounging atrium with infinity pool floating among the cool of the forest.

An all-inclusive dining experience is on offer at Silky, showcasing the tropical fare that the region is known for.

Serviced by a thriving kitchen garden for ultra-fresh plant-to-plate produce, the Treehouse Restaurant is the main dining area for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Set amongst the cool backdrop of the forest, this location serves flavours to tempt your palate, ranging from exotic coconut and pawpaw, barramundi and kingfish, tiger prawns followed by tropical sorbets, and more. Accompanied by freshly squeezed juices, locally grown coffee, and refreshing yet sophisticated alcoholic options, the Treehouse Restaurant tells a story of the region. For an intimate drink experience, venture to the open-air Jungle Perch which extends into the rainforest canopy to float over the river below.

For a more casual drinking experience, unwind at the Silky Bar and discover their range of premium Australian wines and local beers, or delight with a menu of locally produced, small-batch spirits.

Silky Oaks Lodge is open all year around. The best time to travel in the region is from April to November, as December to March is the Wet Season which brings high humidity and rain. Seasonal considerations are reflected in their rates. Please contact us for further details or to make an enquiry.

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