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The Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa is a luxury eco-lodge enveloped by the UNESCO-listed Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, close to the Great Barrier Reef. Located on the banks of the Mossman River, it’s designed to blend with its surroundings.
Stay in one of the treehouses and suites, built from local hardwood and hidden within the rainforest canopy with views over the river, rainforest, or tropical gardens. Each of the elegantly furnished rooms has full-height windows, a balcony with hammock, and bathrooms with spa baths.
The Treehouse Restaurant serves tropical produce, fusing Australian flavors with European and Asian cooking styles. Dinner is served high in the rainforest canopy with river panoramas.
Spend your days exploring the rainforest on foot, by boat or with a 4WD, meet indigenous tribes, and visit nearby Port Douglas, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Then unwind with a treatment in the Healing Waters Spa.
Silky Oaks Lodge Information
Location & Getting There
Situated in an unrivaled riverside location on the beautiful Mossman River in Daintree, New South Wales, Silk Oaks Lodge is a 15-minute drive from Port Douglas and a 1-hour drive from Cairns International Airport.
The lodge provides spacious treehouse-style accommodation, with a total of 6 different types of rooms. Studio Treehouses have a private balcony with lush rainforest views of the Daintree National Park; Garden Rooms feature a double hammock on the private balcony; Deluxe Treehouses and Riverhouses boast uninterrupted rainforest views from the double spa bath; Lodge Suites feature a larger balcony and outside sitting area; Billabong Suites include a separate lounge and double balcony with a hammock and day bed overlooking the beautiful Mossman River.
Complimentary activities include guided nature walks, canoeing on Mossman River, cycling, and yoga classes. For the more adventurous, engage in crocodile or wildlife spotting cruises, reef fishing, diving, and scenic helicopter flights, or head to the nearby attractions such as Daintree River, Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, Kuranda Skyrail, and Hartley's Creek Crocodile Farm.
Silky Oaks Lodge welcomes children over the age of 8. Lodge Suites are able to accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
Healing Waters Spa
Lagoon-style swimming pool
Walking rainforest trails
Explore Port Douglas
The UNESCO-listed Daintree Rainforest
Sailing, snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef
Meet indigenous tribes
Silky Oaks Lodge is a top-class rainforest hideaway. Surrounded by trees and vegetation, the treehouse rooms are romantic and cozy and make for a fun and unique stay while immersed in nature. A highlight here is the chance to swim in the river at two billabong locations. Canoes, kayaks, snorkels, and bikes are also available for complimentary use.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.