Silky Oaks, Queensland, Australia

Silky Oaks is the Daintree's ultimate rainforest resort, where this rare wilderness is enjoyed in a mood of elegance and ease. There's also the added comfort of knowing you've chosen the perfect base to explore Cairns and the Tropical North Queensland region.

Silky Oaks is on the edge of the Mossman George, overlooking a rainforest lagoon so idyllic it has no equal for natural beauty, supreme comfort and ease of access. A true rainforest experience in the lap of luxury. Silky Oaks Lodge gives you an armchair view of one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.

Things to See and Do

* Daintree River
* Mossman Gorge & River
* Great Barrier Reef
* Cape Tribulation
* Nature walks & birding

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Population – 1750 approx (Mossman)
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61

Port Location – Cairns Seaport is the closest port to the Great Barrier Reef and is located on Trinity Inlet. It is a picturesque port, with passenger terminals and marina facilities located virtually in the central business district.

Transport Links - The Cairns International Airport is located only several minutes drive north of the city centre. Direct flights are available to and from Cairns from most eastern states. Several international carriers serve Cairns from various Asian cities and New Zealand. Long-distance trains operated by Queensland Rail's Traveltrain, run from Brisbane several times a week. Greyhound Australia buses pull into Trinity Wharf Centre on Wharf Street in the center of town. Buses travel from the south via all towns and cities on the Bruce Highway, and down north from Darwin and Alice Springs.

Buses, taxis and rental cars are available for getting around Cairns