In an historic move, the First Nations Eastern Kuku Yalanji people will take formal ownership of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland, after the Indigenous Traditional Owners reached a deal with the Queensland government.READ ARTICLE
Silky Oaks Lodge
Renowned as one of Australia’s enduring luxury resorts, Tropical North Queensland hideaway Silky Oaks Lodge is currently closed with a significant refurbishment now underway. The multimillion-dollar project is designed to align the lodge features as well as the guest experience of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest destination with Baillie Lodges’ existing portfolio of Australian luxury lodges. The new-look Silky Oaks Lodge is set to launch on 15 December 2021.Take a closer look
Forty luxury treehouses styled with contemporary furnishings and featuring local timbers offer peaceful retreat and views of the Mossman River or the rainforest, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the natural theatre of the surrounds.Find your treehouse
Tropical North Queensland is a remarkable region where Australia’s World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. At an estimated 180 million years old, the Daintree Rainforest is regarded as the oldest living rainforest in the world.Explore the Daintree region
Sea, farm, table
The open-air restaurant and bar welcome in the peaceful sights and sounds of the rainforest, creating an extraordinary backdrop for relaxed fine dining. Menus are contemporary Australian in style with Asian influences, designed to be refreshing and light to suit the tropical climate.Whet your appetite
Inspired by ancient beliefs that celebrate the water in the Mossman River as a renewing and life-giving force, the award-winning Healing Waters Spa offers seven treatment rooms each with rainforest or river views, including couples’ rooms and Vichy showers.Awaken your senses
One of the places that is really, really extraordinary is the north of Queensland, in Australia, it’s full of great things. People think the Amazon is a great place for jungles. But the Daintree is fantastic, and few people go there.Sir David Attenborough
My country, the Kuku Yalanji country is family, culture and identity. The trees of the rainforest, the rocks of the river beds and the reefs of the sea, were all formed by our ancestors who continue to live in land, water and sky.Juan Walker Walkabout Cultural Adventures
We acknowledge and pay respect to the Kuku Yalanji people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which Silky Oaks Lodge stands. In sharing elements of their history, heritage and culture we acknowledge the Kuku Yalanji people of the Daintree and their connections to Country. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.
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