Forget about noisy tourists and pushy souvenir sellers - at Silky Oaks Lodge in northeastern Australia, you're much more likely to spot possums, bandicoots, and lizards than you are fellow humans. With its prime location on the edge of the Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest, Silky Oaks is a small island of luxury dwarfed by an incredibly beautiful and diverse ecosystem.
Step outside of the lodge's comfortable Riverhouses and Treehouses and contemplate the lush wilderness that surrounds you. The resort's spectacular location offers opportunities for rainforest walks, complimentary use of canoeing and mountain biking equipment, swimming and sunbathing, all close at hand.
But perhaps the best place to enjoy the mighty Daintree is from a hammock on your private veranda. As you relax beneath the verdant canopy of the world's oldest living rainforest, the Mossman River whispering soothingly below, the thought may cross your mind that this is how nature is meant to be experienced. Embrace the thought. You're right.