This 7 day private journey explores the best of the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef with gourmet dining and private helicopter transfers, staying at two of the Queensland's most exclusive lodges


Explore the diverse natural beauty of Queensland’s North Coast, from the Daintree Rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef, staying at two of the State's most exclusive luxury properties: Silky Oaks Lodge and Orpheus Island. Beginning in Cairns, your private driver will transfer you to the newly renovated Silky Oaks Lodge set on the banks of the Mossman River. Surrounded by the Daintree National Park, activity options include guided walks, river snorkelling, kayaking and mountain biking. Treatments at the Lodge’s Healing Waters Spa are also available and highly recommended. Next, you’ll travel to the Great Barrier Reef, flying by helicopter from Cairns direct to Orpheus Island. Your three-night stay at Orpheus includes gourmet dining with Australian wines, and daily guided activities such as snorkelling trips, sunset cruises, and fishing. Enjoy an exclusive day trip to beautiful Hinchinbrook Island where you'll travel by private boat before hiking to Zoe Falls for a swim you'll never forget. Return each day to your Beachfront Suite with unparalleled ocean views. Your journey concludes with a scenic flight over the reef landing in Townsville (if you prefer, you may end the journey in Cairns at an additional cost).

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2Trip Highlights

Great Barrier Reef National Park and Daintree National Park

Gourmet dinners with select wines each evening

Private helicopter transfer from Cairns to Orpheus Island over the Reef

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • Three nights in a Riverhouse at Silky Oaks Lodge (one of the Luxury Lodges of Australia)
  • Three nights at Orpheus Island in a North Beachfront Room
  • All meals and select wines/alcohol as stated in the itinerary
  • Feature gourmet dinners at Orpheus Island and Silky Oaks Lodge
  • Signature evening drinks and canapes at Silky Oaks Lodge
  • Private boat trip to Hinchinbrook Island and guided walk to Zoe Falls via Thorsborne Trail
  • Private helicopter transfer from Cairns to Orpheus Island
  • Shared helicopter transfer from Orpheus Island to Townsville
  • Private ground transfers throughout your journey as indicated
  • Professional local guides and Park fees (where applicable)
4Location & Access
Location & Access

This journey commences in Cairns on Queensland's Tropical North Coast and finishes in Townsville. The option to end the journey in Cairns is available at an additional cost.

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Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

You’ll be collected in Cairns before lunch for your private transfer to Silky Oaks Lodge, checking in to a Riverhouse Suite with views over the Mossman River. There are a number of self-guided walk options to choose from this afternoon including exclusive access to The Fig Tree Rapids walking trail. Otherwise enjoy a pampering spa treatment or relax in your outdoor bathtub overlooking the waters below. Meet with fellow guests for evening drinks and canapes before sitting down to a gourmet dinner with premium matched wines.

Included: D

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Day 2

After a gourmet breakfast this morning, you have the opportunity to join a gently paced guided yoga class with fellow guests. The soothing sounds of the Mossman River surround you in the open-air pavilion, offering complete relaxation. After a peaceful start to the morning we suggest some self-guided exploration on the rainforest trails around Silky Oaks Lodge. There are many wonderful spots to stop for a refreshing dip before returning to your Riverhouse. The Treehouse Bar is available for guests to enjoy lunch today, while the afternoon offers ample time to enjoy this special property or opt into one of the Lodges Signature Experiences such as river snorkelling. Following evening drinks and canapes, dinner tonight is another chance for the chefs to showcase the expertly prepared local produce while you enjoy the premium wine pairings.

Included: B - D


Day 3

Following another gourmet breakfast this morning, we recommend joining the shuttle transfer into Port Douglas today to explore Four Mile Beach and the trendy food and wine scene along Macrossan Street. Half day trips are available to explore the nearby reef, or you may like to simply enjoy a walk along the palm fringed beach taking in the mountainous surrounds. Enjoy a light lunch and some shopping in town before returning to Silky Oaks Lodge and your final evening of drinks, canapes, and dinner with fellow guests. Before bed, take a moment to relax by the firepit overlooking the river.

Included: B - D