Why you need to find tranquility in the rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge

When you’re neck-deep in deadlines, chipping away at the coal face of life, having the headspace to simply sit and marvel in nature can seem like a pipe dream. But there’s a certain type of rejuvenating magic that can be found in the rainforest of Tropical North Queensland. On the banks of the spiritual Mossman River, your ultimate yoga retreat, spa getaway, and rainforest hideaway awaits...


04 April

Port Douglas events to mark in your calendar this year

If Port Douglas had a middle name, it would be “relaxing”. That is, unless you time your visit for event season which is nothing short of action-packed, adrenaline-inducing and full of aquatic-th...

21 March

Beach to bush: Port Douglas day hikes you need in your life

There’s no doubt about it - road trips are pretty epic in North Queensland (Great Barrier Reef Drive, anyone?), but they’ll only get you so far.   There are some places only your feet can t...

07 March

Indulge your sweet tooth in Port Douglas

Writer Ernestine Ulmer famously said "Life is uncertain; eat dessert first", but we say to hell with dinner and just eat dessert. In the post most likely to put you into a diabetic coma, we prese...

09 February

Make like TLC and chase waterfalls at these used-to-be-secret waterfalls

The rainforest-clad mountain ranges surrounding Port Douglas and the Daintree region hide a handful of majestic waterfalls where the journey to find the waterfalls is as much a part of the adventu...

03 January

9 free things to do in Port Douglas and Daintree

There’s nothing worse than that twang of anxiety dancing around in the back of your mind, ruining your weekend or holiday – telling you that you need to tone down the spending! Nobody likes to...

19 December

4 Indigenous tours unlike anything you’ve experienced before

Scratch the surface of Port Douglas and you’ll find palm-fringed beaches, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Daintree Rainforest. But dig a little deeper and you’ll be greeted with the spiritual con...

12 December

11 things to put on your Daintree to-do list

What would you do if you had time up your sleeve in the oldest rainforest in the world? Would you swim in ancient rock pools? Hike to secluded waterfalls? Or would you set out on a safari to spot ...

08 December

9 travel hacks for family holidays in Port Douglas

If you thought Port Douglas was just a destination for loved-up couples, think again. This romantic enclave has plenty of ticks in the family holidays box too, with calm waters, beach-side accomm...

03 November

72 hours in Port Douglas

The words ‘winter warmer’ gather new meaning in Port Douglas, the tropical town an hour north of Cairns which dishes up a taste of tropical weather 365 days of the year. It’s a place where ‘...

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