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Renowned as one of Australia’s enduring luxury resorts, Tropical North Queensland hideaway Silky Oaks Lodge reopened in December 2021 following a multimillion-dollar rebuild by the team at Baillie Lodges, bringing their globally lauded style and sensitivity to a genuinely iconic lodge and location in the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.

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News, reviews & press

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Outback and Beyond

Renowned as including one of the world’s most respected and aspirational travel sections, the Financial Times ‘How to Spend It’ magazine has shared a terrific round up of Australia’s First Nations experiences. Read all about it in this feature from Maria Shollenbarger with mesmerising pics from photographer Petrina Tinslay.

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Step Into Another World

Travel + Leisure writer Alison Fox visits Silky Oaks Lodge and discovers a whole new world, which as she says is a wonderfully peaceful refuge serving as home base for Australia's Tropical North. Read more of Alison’s beautifully described time in our own Daintree Rainforest retreat right here.

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The Wonder Down Under

Travel + Leisure has travelled the world in search of the most memorable, game-changing new hotels of the year for its annual ‘It List’. Silky Oaks Lodge has been named among the 100 properties featured, one of only two Australian hotels to make the cut. Get the list here - your next vacation spot awaits!

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Call of the Wild

Qantas Travel Insider’s Kirsten Galliott travelled to experience the new-look Silky Oaks Lodge and writes, '… in the ancient emerald rainforest of Far North Queensland, a newly revamped luxury resort feels right at home...' From tropical dining and dips in the cool, ready-to-drink waters of the Mossman River, read Kirsten’s take on the Daintree right here.

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One of the Country's Best

Traveller's Ute Junker journeyed to the tropical north to experience the new-look Silky Oaks Lodge. With drift snorkeling in the Mossman River and a First Nations discovery of the region, the trip was a real taste of the Daintree Rainforest. The verdict on Silky Oaks Lodge? The refurbished lodge is now one of the country's best luxury retreats.

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Welcome to the Jungle

The Australian’s Susan Kurosawa offers a personal walk-through of Silky's reinvented suites and grand main lodge with its ceilings reaching for the rainforest canopy, tracks down chef Mark Godbeer to talk Indigenous flavours and discovers that ‘From every angle and nook at Silky Oaks Lodge there’s a sense of landscape’.

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It's Showtime!

Traveller’s Julietta Jameson headlines a cracker year for travel ahead with Baillie Lodges, from the ‘smooth as silk’ opening of a very new-look Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree and sleek plans for The Louise in the Barossa to the start of works on the much-anticipated Southern Ocean Lodge 2.0 on Kangaroo Island.

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Taking Luxury to Another Level

A little bit Hamptons, a little bit Florida Keys but this tropical haven remains undeniably Australian, writes Alex Charlton for Travel Insider. Read more on why Silky Oaks Lodge cracks the list of Port Douglas summer highlights.

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Daintree Returned to Traditional Owners

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.

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Discover the Great Outdoors

Take a guided hike and connect with the region's Indigenous culture, sail the Great Barrier Reef, join a cooking masterclass and zip off on a driving safari to Cape Tribulation.

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Green Light the Green Season

Tropical North Queensland is at its prime during this time: the waterfalls are flowing, frogs are chirping, birds are calling, the air is fresh and trees are dripping with sweet, juicy mangos!

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