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Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa
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The Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa Experience
Located in the Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland, Silky Oaks Lodge is the Daintree's ultimate resort. An oasis of elegance and ease amidst the oldest living rainforest on earth. Nestled on the edge of the Mossman Gorge, Silky Oaks Lodge is the Daintree's ultimate resort where this rare wilderness can be enjoyed in elegance and ease. Silky Oaks gives out the feeling of having been built in an existing rainforest, with every chalet under delicious assault from verdant aromas and the gentle cacophony of bird and frog calls.

Accommodation - 50 rooms, Check in - 2 PM, Check out - 11 AM
Two grades of rooms which are all generously spacious, with polished timber floors and elegant interiors, appointments are stylish and comfortable. Treehouses are set into the rainforest and surrounded by lush gardens providing zip king beds and a double sofa option. Floor to ceiling glass doors open onto a wide verandah where a hammock is perfectly positioned to make the most of picturesque views. One room has limited handicap facilities. The premium Riverhouses are in prime riverfront location with spectacular rainforest and river views, an oversized spa bath, a zip king bed and many special inclusions. Riverhouse guests also enjoy premium sparkling wine and a deluxe tropical fruit basked on arrival.

The tariff includes tropical buffet breakfast and 4 course dinner with a nightly changing menu. The Treehouse is an open sided restaurant, enveloped by the rainforest canopy offering sensational rainforest and river views - one of Northern Queensland's premier dining experiences. The innovative menu features the freshest local produce and fine Australian wines. The resort has several inviting lounge areas and bars positioned above the Mossman River, providing spectacular views of the Daintree Rainforest for afternoon teas and evening cocktails. Gourmet picnic hampers are available for day excursions.

Visitors can drift down the Daintree in small boats or pad along rainforest paths to plunge into cool, clear water holes. This stretch of the Mossman River is too cold for crocodiles but watch out for the platypus that lives in the lagoon under the Silky Oaks veranda restaurant. Included: Bicycles, Canoeing & snorkelling river trips, Daily Port Douglas shuttle, Evening slide presentations, Guided rainforest walks, Tennis - day & night. Extra: Birdwatching cruises, Dawn & dusk cruises, Day trips to Cape Tribulation & Daintree River, Fishing reef-sport-estuary, Golf at Port Douglas or Mossman, Horse riding, Hot air ballooning, Port Douglas shopping & dining, Rafting, Rainforest picnics, Reef cruises, Sailing, Scenic reef & rainforest flights, Scuba day trips, Therapeutic massage.

Hotel Facilities
7am-10pm reception, Activities program, Beach towels, Boutique, Business services, Car park (free), Cocktail bar, Conference facilities, Credit card phone, Currency exchange, Daily town shuttle, Day spa, Disabled facilities, Floodlit tennis court, Guest laundry, Library, Lounges, Massage treatments, Restaurant, Safe deposit boxes, Swimming pool, Tour desk.

Room Facilities
Air-conditioning, Balcony, Bathrobes, Beach towels, CD player, Clock radio, Daybed, Evening turndown service, Hairdryer, Hammock, Iron & ironing board, Maid service, Mini-bar, Oil burner, Outdoor furnishings, Spa bath, Tea & coffee facilities, Telephone DD/STD/ISD, Work desk.

Events/Conferences - capacity 100
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Silky Oaks Lodge provides a conference venue with a difference. Located close to the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation with both as sensational locations for group activities. The Kubirri Room in the main Lodge is well equipped to manage small conferences, training sessions and think-tanks, providing for 25 in theatre and 15 in boardroom. The Daintree Pavilion can provide for 100 in a theatre configuration.

Getting There
Located 83km north of Cairns Airport, approximately 75 mins by road or 20 mins by helicopter to a nearby helipad. It is on the northern bank of the Mossman River Gorge, 7km from Mossman and 27km to Port Douglas. A range of transfer options are available to assist you including coach, hire car, private limousine and self-drive. The scenic drive on the sealed main highway takes you from Cairns via Port Douglas and no 4WD or ferry crossing is needed except in extreme monsoon weather. A resort coach service to and from Port Douglas operates daily for guests.

Silky Oaks Lodge Healing Waters Spa is inspired by our ancient and sacred river and rainforest. Recent additions link the existing spa to a new wing offering an indoor/outdoor relaxation area to allow guests to enjoy the rainforest environment before, during and after treatments. The new wing houses a reception area and additional treatment rooms include two single massage rooms and a vichy room. A dramatic signature treatment room opens out to a deck that offers glorious rainforest and river views.

Mirage Country Club Port Douglas is just 20 mins away and is a golfer's paradise. Rated as one of the world's best resort courses, the 18 hole international standard championship golf course was designed by renowned golf architect Peter Thomson, and contains the usual combination of 6 par 3, 6 par 4 and 6 par 5 holes all within two quite different 9's with the bordering Coral Sea and the panoramic mountain backdrop providing the only distractions to a memorable round. The golf course also has a Pro Shop, aquatic driving range, practice putting green and bunkers, and professional golf instructors.

The lodge is an adult retreat and children under 10 years are not catered for.

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Awards for Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa
2002 - Top 20 List - Leisure Hotels Australasia & the South Pacific
Conde Nast Traveller (UK) Readers' Travel Awards
1998 - Highest Listing - Hall of Fame
Australian Tourism Awards
1997 - Winner - Superior Accommodation
Queensland Tourism Awards
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