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Silky Oaks Lodge

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Silky Oaks Lodge

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This luxury boutique hotel lodge and Healing Waters Spa consists of elegant spacious lounges and living areas adjoining the stunningly located open sided Tree House restaurant which overlooks the surrounding rainforest and river.

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Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa is located in a stunning riverside location adjoining one of the oldest living rainforests the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park, and is an ideal base from which to explore Far North Queensland.

Silky Oaks Lodge is an oasis of elegance and ease in the oldest living rainforest. The Lodge has elegantly furnished interiors and spacious open lounge areas, bar, reading rooms with reference library. There are 50 contemporarily designed River and Treehouses that connect with the natural environs each featuring wide verandahs and luxurious spa baths. All accommodation retreats have wall to ceiling windows leading to spacious balconies with lush garden, rainforest or river panoramas.

The advanced eco lodge comprises the renowned open sided Treehouse restaurant offering fine dining in scenic surrounds, contemporary accommodation encompassing both custom designed and furnished Billabong, River and Treehouses., and the highly lauded Healing Waters Spa. From the comfort of this award winning iconic eco Lodge experience the adjoining Daintree National Park and explore the nearby Great Barrier Reef as well as the many other attractions and activities the region has to offer.

There are extensive hiking trails leading from the Lodge into the Daintree National Park offering both adventure and education as well as diverse and beautiful locations to photograph or picnic. Canoeing, river snorkeling or paddling, goanna spotting, biking, guided walks or early morning yoga classes followed by a swim in the river are just some of the activities available at the Lodge. There are endless options to explore the diversity of the surrounding region. Take a dreamtime walk at Mossman Gorge, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef or experience traditional hunting techniques at nearby Cooya Beach. Journey to remote Cape Tribulation with Silky Oaks Safaris visiting ancient refugial rainforests and habitats as well as venturing down the Daintree River marveling at the diverse flora and Birdlife.

The Lodge was originally built on a portion of a farmed and cleared 34 hectare parcel of land adjoining the Daintree National Park. For the past 25 years this land has been regenerated and replanted back to the original rainforest habitat. Therefore our 'Eco-Certified -Advanced Ecotourism' status has a solid sustainability foundation due to this reforestation of the land the Lodge occupies.

For the past 15 years Silky Oaks Lodge has followed its documented Integrated Environmental Management System (IEMS). The first principle of the system is that the long term effect of the Lodge on the local environment must be zero. The Lodge has its own Sewerage Treatment Plant which is of a standard consistent with World Heritage guidelines. Grey water from the accommodation houses and main lodge including the Healing Waters Spa passes through grease traps and then on to our treatment plant. This treatment plant is an open topped packed steel system with a clarification step as well as aerators and sodium illuminate with a final sand filter used to reduce phosphorus. The final effluent emitted out into the grounds and surrounding forest is of a specification near tertiary standard. All water from the Lodge is drawn from the Mossman River and is treated on site with a sand filter and chlorination plant with the result being a pure minimally treated spring water of a high standard.

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Review date:   March 10, 2018 8:16AM
Review:   Just checked out today after a 3 night stay. This place is something special. Facilities, staff and food are first rate. We were unfortunately hit with horrible weather, which wreaked havoc with transportation in and out of the lodge. Paul and his staff were incredible in their handling of the situation, including covering stays at another high level resort, arranging helicopter transportation, etc. Truly exceptional service, for a situation completely out of their control. If you get an opportunity, get here. An unforgettable experience.
Author:   Jeff Pek
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Review date:   November 25, 2017 2:41PM
Review:   One of our favourite locations yet. We only stayed a couple of nights but the staff were so welcoming and incredibly helpful. When we had a medical emergency the team there went out of their way to make sure we had transport to the hospital, going as far as taking us there at silly hours of the morning. The manager and owner of silky oaks is an incredibly humble and generous man. He cares a lot about his land and how his guests experience their vacation ... every little things is thought about for you. Their food is delicious and their property is very well looked after. They’ve really preserved the natural surroundings and should be so proud of the contribution they’re making, by using the products they use and have in their rooms. No plastic, all natural fibres and utilities. Lots of private space and kept up with the modern times, oozing lots of class. We will definitely be back, and this time for much longer than before. Possibly the best place we’ve stayed in, the world over. ... And the best massage EVER. Thanks guys. x
Author:   Andrea K
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Review date:   April 7, 2018 4:34AM
Review:   The resort is quite fantastic. Beautiful setting and friendly staff. Rooms are extremely comfortable. Will come back again
Author:   Richard Keit
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Review date:   February 18, 2018 8:45AM
Review:   Can't fault anything at Silky Oaks. Amazing location and ambience, stunning treetop luxury accommodation, friendly and very helpful staff, five star restaurant with exquisite food. The most relaxing experience with nature for a few days. Who could want more? Would love to come back.
Author:   Chris King
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Review date:   May 16, 2018 2:21AM
Review:   I have just spent 2 nights at Sily Oaks. The rainforest setting is truely unique. The service is outstanding. The chef creates amazing seasonal dishes each day. The spa is outstanding and you must take a swim in the river. A memorable experience.
Author:   James Wyndham
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