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Silky Oaks Lodge: Stay of Distinction

4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 783

Situated on the Mossman River, luxurious Silky Oaks Lodge adjoins Daintree National Park with the Great Barrier Reef nearby, making it the ultimate spot to explore Far North Queensland.

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 a lagoon 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.

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.


How To Get There

Silky Oaks Lodge adjoins the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest National Park, on the northern bank of the Mossman River Gorge. 7 kilometres from Mossman. 27 kilometres to Port Douglas (20 minutes). 83 kilometres north of Cairns airport (1 1/4 hours).

Air Connections - Regular flights are available from all Australian capital cities with QANTAS or Virgin Blue to Cairns(CNS). 

Self Drive - The trip takes approximately 90 minutes from Cairns.

Private Car Transfer - Goway offers a meet & greet service from Cairns Airport and the City. Cars depart daily on demand and seat up to three passengers with luggage. Larger vehicles are also available.

At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 783


Day 1

Cairns Airport to Silky Oaks

Duration1 Hour

Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman

Silky Oaks Lodge is a magnificent place to stay for a leisure traveller. Surrounded by the lush beauty of the Daintree National Park and overlooking the Mossman River, the 45 room lodge blends the soothing qualities of the ancient rainforest with the stylish indulgences of a contemporary retreat.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights

Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman

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    Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman

    Silky Oaks Lodge is a magnificent place to stay for a leisure traveller. Surrounded by the lush beauty of the Daintree National Park and overlooking the Mossman River, the 45 room lodge blends the soothing qualities of the ancient rainforest with the stylish indulgences of ...

    Silky Oaks Lodge is a magnificent place to stay for a leisure traveller. Surrounded by the lush beauty of the Daintree National Park and overlooking the Mossman River, the 45 room lodge blends the soothing qualities of the ancient rainforest with the stylish indulgences of a contemporary retreat.


    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Cape Tribulation Daintree

Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after introductions all round we then drive north along the scenic route via Mossman to Cape Tribulation. Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River. Time for a short morning tea break then its 'all aboard' for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendor only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best! Ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this habitat. A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served while you can hand feed Wallabies and enjoy a cold drink from the bar at your own cost. Our tour does a little more, it takes you beyond Cape Tribulation along 7klms of the 4WD Bloomfield Track too pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a refreshing rainforest fresh water swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a taste testing of tropical fruit, a cup of traditional Billy Tea, and damper all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings. At Cape Tribulation Beach, there is a little time to stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef. After a short afternoon refreshment stop, we cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin our homeward journey somewhat wiser for our 'Total Rainforest Experience'.

Duration11 Hours
Day 3

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 4

Silky Oaks to Palm Cove

Duration1 Hour

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2 nights accommodation, return airport transfers, full day Safari Tour, complimentary guest shuttle to/from Port Douglas (twice daily), complimentary use of river canoes, bikes, tennis court, fitness centre, walking trails, in house yoga etc, and meals as indicated.




Set in prime riverfront location, spectacular rainforest views and 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, which include a daybed. Riverhouse guests also enjoy premium sparkling wine and a deluxe tropical fruit basket on arrival.


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.

Check in time is 2:00 pm / Check out time is 11:00 am

All rooms contain the following amenities and facilities:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • CD Player
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Work Desk
  • Spa Baths
  • Bath Robes
  • Pool Towels
  • Fully Stocked Mini-bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryers
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Aromatherapy Oil Burner
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Table & Chairs
  • Hammock


Room Configurations

Silky Oaks Lodge has a total of 50 guest rooms in 2 different grades

Number of
Room Type Bedding Configuration Maximum Existing Bedding
5 Riverhouses 1 x King Bed 
(twin beds available on request)
41 Treehouses 1 x King Bed 
(twin beds available on request)
3 Triple Treehouses 2 x King Single 1 x Double Sofa 3
1 Treehouse (disabled) 1 x King Bed 
(twin beds available on request) 1 x Single



  • Reception is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Foreign exchange and travelers cheques cashed
  • Tour desk
  • Scheduled courtesy transfer service to and from Port Douglas once per day
  • Daily activities program
  • Facsimile facilities
  • Board games
  • Pool towels
  • Flora and fauna reference library
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Internet Lounge
  • Tennis court - day & night
  • Laundry service
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Complimentary Self Service Laundry Facilities
  • Car parking
  • Resort Boutique
  • Safety deposit facilities (at reception)
  • Postal service available
  • Function and meeting facilities available
  • Children under 10 years are not catered for
  • Disabled facilities available

 Complimentary Activities

  • Selected guided rainforest walks through the grounds and adjoining rainforest
  • Canoeing and snorkelling trips on the Mossman River
  • Bicycles
  • Transfer service to and from Port Douglas scheduled daily
  • Tennis - day and night

Other Activities (Charges Apply)

  • Rainforest picnics (hampers provided by prior arrangement)
  • Scenic 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 & night rainforest walks
  • 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 and guided walks through Mossman Gorge National Park
  • Australian wilderness experience day trips to Cape Tribulation & Daintree River
  • Great Barrier Reef & Low Isle Cruises

Healing Waters Spa

Set in lush tropical gardens, the Healing Waters  Spa at Silky Oaks Lodge has been inspired by ancient wisdoms that celebrated water as a renewing and life-giving force.

The Healing Waters Spa is located in an area that resonates with ancient ceremonies and whispers of sacred healings.Welcomed by the serene river and lush greenery, guests are encouraged to journey tranquil garden paths to the Healing Waters Spa and its promise of rest and rejuvenation.

The treatments at the Spa have also evolved from the landscape. The power of the Mossman River's mineral-rich waters and the flower and plant essences of the living rainforest are distilled into signature therapies which are designed to invigorate the mind and body and energise the spirit.

A variety of treatments using all Australian natural spa care products from Sodashi and Li'Tya. Sodashi, a premium face and body care range focuses on 'wholeness, purity and radiance' to relax and restore whilst Li'Tya products draw on the ancient knowledge of the Aboriginal people to nurture and heal.

31 Mar 2018
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