Experience Australian rainforest at the comfortable and elegant Silky Oaks Lodge located next to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest National Park, the oldest living rainforest on Earth, in Tropical North Queensland. The Lodge has its own Sewerage Treatment Plant and is built and managed so that there are no long term effect of the Lodge on the local environment.
Using the lodge as the base for exploration, you will be able to visit the Great Barrier Reef, take a scenic train ride through the Barron Gorge, or cruise along the Daintree River.
Other eco vacation activities include biking, tennis, canoeing, snorkeling, guided rainforest walks and evening slide presentations. Hot air ballooning, rainforest picnics, scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef, golf, sailing, rafting, scuba diving, horseback riding and aboriginal tours are also available.
The Healing Waters Spa at the lodge is inspired by the rainforest with its tribal recipes and ingredients from Li'tya, a unique Australian aboriginal range. Treat yourself to relaxing massages on your eco vacation.
The hotel offers two types of accommodations - Treehouses and Riverhouses. Treehouses, surrounded by gardens and rainforest, are furnished in an understated tropical style with natural tones. Treehouses have a verandah with a hammock where you can relax and enjoy garden or river views. Riverhouses are situated next to the Mossman River.
Guests dine at the Treehouse Restaurant with scenic rainforest and river views. The menu incorporates fresh local produce and fine Australian wines. Jungle Perch, Kubirri Room and Tree House Bar are also available to hotel guests.
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Does the Hotel Offer Packages?
Get away for a relaxing holiday in the Australian rainforest with one of the packages offered by the lodge. The "Healing Waters Spa offer" starts at $4,250 per couple and includes: 4 nights, gift, breakfast, detox ritual, massage and mud bath.
If you are looking for a shorter stay, take a look at the "Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime" special which starts at $1,350 in a Garden Treehouse and includes: Two nights, breakfast, dinner daily, guided walk and Afternoon Tea.
The "Explorer offer" is great for couples who love adventure. Starting at $2,796 per couple, it includes: Three nights, Private Transfers from Cairns, champagne, breakfast, dinner, guided walk and massage.
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Rates start from $350 Australian dollars per person, per night including daily breakfast and dinner.
Regular flights are available from all Australian capital cities with Qantas or Virgin Blue to Cairns. In Cairns, guests can rent a car or arrange a private car transfer. For details, contact the resort directly.
Location: Finlayvale Road , Mossman, Queensland , Australia , website, 800-225-9849