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The treehouses of luxurious Silky Oaks Lodge beside the Mossman River look out over a pristine billabong, with views of the rainforest canopy and make an ideal base for exploring Daintree National Park.

The elegant contemporary accommodation, styled with tropical influences, creates a relaxed and soothing ambience that complements the natural surroundings. Various categories of room – all constructed from local hardwoods – stand on stilts in the rainforest, with floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto a spacious balcony with a panoramic view over lush gardens, rainforest or river. All are fully air-conditioned and feature king-size beds, a day bed, bathrobe and slippers, minibar.

Studio treehouses have a cosy feel and en suite marble bathroom with walk in rain shower, while slightly larger garden treehouses near the main lodge feature interiors of tropical rosewood and silky oak, a bathroom with separate shower and large spa bath, and a double hammock on the balcony. Larger still, deluxe treehouses are set high up in a beautiful private setting with en suite marble bathrooms with walk-in rain shower and large corner double spa bath. There are also suites for the ultimate in opulence. Amenities include tea/coffee making facilities, iron/ironing board, CD player, iPod docking station and turn-down service for your ultimate comfort.

There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied: explore the adjacent World Heritage-listed, Daintree National Park to see its remarkable flora and fauna; enjoy a guided rainforest walks or take a picnic and create your own adventure with the advice of the in-house trail guide; marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef system. An extensive trail system leads from the lodge into Daintree National Park offering manifold opportunities for adventure and photography. Canoeing, river snorkelling or paddling, goanna spotting, mountain biking, guided walks or early morning yoga classes followed by a swim in the river are just some of the activities available in-house. A full gourmet breakfast is included, as is the use of river canoes, tennis court, gym, mountain bikes, yoga classes and guided rainforest walks (subject to season and availability).

As one of Australia’s premier luxury lodges - member of Luxury Lodges of Australia - Silky Oaks offers a unique base from which to explore Tropical North Queensland, situated within easy reach of Cairns. Remote and intimate, in a stunning location, with its renowned, open-sided treehouse restaurant that offers fine dining in scenic surroundings, and a highly lauded spa, this lodge offers a distinctive Australian experience.

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Key info

  • Available*: Jan-Dec * The dates shown are when the accommodation is generally available. Please enquire for specific availability.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Northern Queensland in Style

Northern Queensland boasts an astonishing diversity of habitat, flora and fauna. This distinctive journey visits iconic locations such as the Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef and the Outback, to see the best of this rugged land while staying in unabashed comfort at the finest accommodation.

  • When to go: Apr-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,195 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Daintree National Park

Daintree is home to the largest range of flora and fauna on earth within Australia’s largest remaining tract of rainforest. This area of around 1,200 square kilometres contains the highest number of plant and animal species that are rare or threatened with extinction of anywhere in the world.

  • Where: Queensland
  • Ideal for viewing: Bennett’s tree kangaroo, swamp wallaby, saltwater crocodile, southern cassowary, striped possum
  • Excellent for: Self-drive