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Silky Oaks Lodge Properties

Silky Oaks Lodge
Lovely Guest Rooms

Riverhouses - Set in prime river-front location, spectacular rainforest views as well as the soothing sounds of the Mossman River are key designer elements of the five premium Riverhouses. Generously spacious, with polished timber floors and elegant interiors, room appointments are stylish and comfortable. An oversized spa bath with uninterrupted rainforest views is one of the many special inclusions offered in addition to standard room features. Riverhouse guests also enjoy premium sparkling wine and a deluxe tropical fruit basket on arrival.

Treehouses - At Silky Oaks Lodge, guests are accommodated in beautiful timber Treehouses. Set into the rainforest and surrounded by lush gardens, each has been carefully designed to offer privacy and maximum comfort. Treehouses have an understated tropical style with natural tones and timbers used to create a relaxed, soothing living space. Floor to ceiling glass doors open onto a wide verandah where a hammock is perfectly positioned to make the most of picturesque views. Air-conditioned, interiors are spacious and attractively furnished with a range of contemporary comforts including a daybed. Large bathrooms, including a spa, CD player, phone, coffee and tea making facilities are among some of the in-room features.
Daintree Rainforest

Year Round

Australia is an all-year-round destination, but during the summer, December to February, it is hot in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. At the Great Barrier Reef, most rain falls in January and February. In northern Queensland and parts of the Northern Territory, roads may flood during the 'green' season, January to March. The ski season takes place during June to October in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Australia's seasons are the opposite of those of the Northern Hemisphere.

Spring: September-November
Summer: December-February
Fall: March-May
Winter: June-August
Selected Guided Rainforest Walks, Evening Slide Presentations, Canoeing and Snorkeling On Mossman River, Bicycles & Day/Night Tennis.

Complimentary Activities - Selected guided rainforest walks through the grounds and adjoining rainforest, Canoeing & snorkeling on the Mossman River, Bicycles, Transfer service to and from Port Douglas scheduled daily, Tennis - day & night.

Other Activities (charges apply) - Rainforest picnics (hampers provided by prior arrangement), Scenic helicopter flights over Mossman Gorge and Great Barrier Reef, Hot Air Ballooning, Birdwatching Cruises, Dawn and dusk river cruises, Variety of spa treatments available in Healing Waters Spa, Guided twilight and night rainforest walks, Australia Wilderness Experience day trips to Cape Tribulation & Daintree River, Great Barrier Reef and Low Isle cruises, Quicksilver Helicopters Great Barrier Reef Cruise/Fly packages, Golf at Port Douglas or Mossman, Horse riding, Estuary or reef fishing, Sailing, Rafting expeditions, Day trips scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Aboriginal tours & guided walks through Mossman Gorge National Park.
Local Info

The Daintree Rainforest north of Cairns in Tropical Far North Queensland Australia is one of the most diverse and beautiful examples of Mother Nature in the world. It is home to the largest range of plants and animals on earth, and all are found within the largest chunk of rainforest in Australia - an area spanning approximately 1200 square kilometres. This World Heritage Listed area contains the highest number of plant and animal species that are rare, or threatened with extinction, anywhere in the world. The Daintree Rainforest is a unique area, precariously balanced between the advances of development and the warnings of environmentalists. The Daintree Rainforest contains 30% of frog, marsupial and reptile species in Australia, and 65% of Australia's bat and butterfly species. 20% of bird species in the country can be found in this area. And it all lives in an area that takes up 0.2% of the landmass of Australia.

The Daintree Rainforest's addition to the World Heritage List in 1988 in recognition of its universal natural values highlighted the rainforest as being: An outstanding example of the major stages in the earth's evolutionary history. An outstanding example of significant ongoing ecological and biological processes. An example of superlative natural phenomena, and Containing important and significant habitats for conservation of biological diversity.
Surrounded by the lush beauty of the Daintree National Park, Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa blend the soothing qualities of the ancient rainforest with the stylish indulgences of a contemporary retreat.
Nestled on the edge of the Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest, Silky Oaks Lodge is the Daintree's ultimate resort where this rare wilderness can be enjoyed in elegance and ease. From the moment you arrive at Silky Oaks, you feel the aura of the Daintree. Vast and pristine, it is the oldest living rainforest on Earth. The Lodge itself overlooks the Mossman River and is so idyllic it has no equal for natural beauty, supreme comfort and ease of access. There's also the added comfort of knowing you've chosen the perfect base to explore the Tropical North Queensland region. With Port Douglas only 20 minutes away, our morning drop off and afternoon pick ups provide opportunities to explore the many boutiques, restaurants and shops of this coastal town. Cruise along the Daintree River and visit the Great Barrier Reef or Cape Tribulation. It's all within easy reach of Silky Oaks, but don't be surprised if it becomes more tempting to leave the tourist spots to the tourists. Once you settle in at the Lodge, you simply won't want to leave. At Silky Oaks Lodge, there is no effort required to discover the magic of the rainforest. It's all around you. Yet from the comfort of the Lodge there's no sense of 'roughing it'. In fact, the only challenge you're likely to encounter is deciding what to choose from the menu. And whether you're dining in the restaurant, or relaxing in the lounge, at Silky Oaks there's a special brand of service. Attentive, yet unobtrusive. Silky Oaks Lodge is the essence of the Daintree.

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