Daintree Rainforest

Silky Oaks Lodge


Rainforest retreat

Set above the gently flowing Mossman River and among the leafy canopy of the Daintree Rainforest, Silky Oaks Lodge is one of Northern Australia’s finest wilderness lodges.

There are a collection of 40 suites, ranging from stylish treehouse and riverside retreats, all with verdant views, through to the stunning ultra-contemporary Daintree Pavilion, a 323m² hideaway complete with two bedroom wings an open-air lounging atrium with infinity pool floating among the cool of the forest.

The shared areas are a real highlight, with a multi-tiered restaurant making the most of the views and sounds of the forest, expansive lounge spaces, a spa and swimming pool fringed by tropical gardens.


At a glance

  • 40 suites

  • Private two-bedroom Daintree Pavilion

  • Restaurant

  • Spa

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    Self-guided walks

    For those wishing to explore, adjoining the lodge in the Daintree National Park is a series of marked walking trails including exclusive access to the pristine Fig Tree Rapids. Perfect for the adventurous to undertake at their own pace.

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    River explorations

    Exploring the natural oasis of the Mossman River is as easy as wading in from the shallows and sinking into the crystal-clear waters of the billabong. Alternatively, float along in a kayak or take a snorkel and fins for a closer look down below.

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    Guided yoga classes each morning take a gentle pace and suit all fitness and experience levels.

Community & Culture

Baillie Lodges actively seeks engagement with the communities in which each lodge is located, with the team working to establish supplier relationships with food and beverage producers, local artists and furnishing designers and support school education initiatives, community events and work experience programs.

The textured works of local Aboriginal artists add a real sense of place to a stay at Silky Oaks Lodge. Guests will see an installation of 45 ceramic tiles created by artists from Yalanji Arts Centre as they arrive at the main lodge while handmade pots and vessels by Cairns-based artist Shireen Talibudeen are seen in the Kurribi Lounge.


Silky Oaks Lodge takes a holistic approach to managing its impact on the natural environment. The use of organic and free-range produce in the kitchen complements mutually beneficial supplier partnerships with carefully chosen local food and drink producers who in turn embrace environmentally sustainable practices.

Essential to the Baillie Lodges vision are initiatives designed to preserve the Daintree region’s pristine waters and broader rainforest environment, to maximise recycling and eliminate single use plastics and to conserve energy via smart technologies including LED lights and water-conserving bathroom fittings.

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