Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish escape in the cool calm of the Daintree Rainforest. Set above the gently flowing Mossman River and among the leafy canopy, the airy, open spaces of the main lodge envelope guests in the sights and sounds of an extraordinary natural theatre.

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A stay with Baillie Lodges is to experience the luxury of travel. Each Baillie property is located in an extraordinary natural location, with a personal connection to its culture and history, its art and natural heritage and local food and wine sourced from regional producers. Together, the luxury lodges are timeless in design, with myriad thoughtful details combining to create a genuinely warm welcome and a generosity of spirit. 


Silky Oaks Lodge has nurtured an enriching connection with the Kuku Yalanji people, the Indigenous residents of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area whose history dates around 50,000 years. The Kuku Yalanji people’s ancient culture is centred around a deep respect for nature and an intimate knowledge of its cycles. A guided tour with renowned local operator Walkabout Adventures through Mossman Gorge is a must-do.

Discover first-hand the invaluable knowledge passed down through generations. Guests also connect with the Indigenous heritage of the land through the daily changing dining menu, which incorporates traditional Indigenous ingredients, techniques and flavours. The colourful, textured works of local Aboriginal artists add a real sense of place to a stay at Silky Oaks Lodge. 


Now surrounded by lush rainforest, the 80-acre Silky Oaks Lodge property was heavily logged for its valuable red cedar up until the early 1900s. Extensive re-planting in the early 1990s – when around 200 endangered native rainforest species were gradually re-introduced – reinvigorated the rainforest.

Today, the forest surrounding the lodge is home to 74 species of mammals, 150 species of reptiles and 330 species of birds. Dedicated sustainability management plans prescribe the lodge’s activities and systems relating to the environment, from water and waste management to energy conservation. View our sustainability policy.

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Luxury lodgings

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.

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Taste of the tropics

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.

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A tranquil oasis

Inspired by ancient wisdoms that celebrate water in the Mossman River as a renewing and life-giving force, the multi award-winning Healing Waters Spa offers seven treatment rooms with rainforest or river views, including couples’ rooms and Vichy showers.

Heaven awaits

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