Feb 17, 2021

Rainforest resort gets $15m makeover

Rainforest resort gets $15m makeover

A $15 million-plus refurbishment project has kicked off at Baillie Lodges’ Silky Oaks Lodge on the Mossman River in Far North Queensland.

Baillie Lodges project manager Joel Walker has appointed Cairns-based construction company Prime Australia to lead the project, with a view to engaging many locally based tradespeople.

Set adjacent to the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park and along the banks of the Mossman River, Silky Oaks Lodge is billed as a stylish rainforest escape.

Baillie Lodges founder James Baillie said that everyone was excited to be working full steam on the Silky Oaks Lodge project once again.

“We’re thrilled the works on Silky Oaks Lodge have begun this week. At Baillie Lodges we feel strongly about supporting local and regional economies by working with local designers, tradespeople and food and beverage producers to give back to the local communities in which we operate,” Mr Baillie said.  

“We’re looking forward to injecting new life and love into the incredible Silky Oaks Lodge property that has been loved by many guests over the past decades and will, we intend, continue to delight guests into the future.”

Baillie Lodges expects the new-look lodge to be ready for re-opening on October 1, 2021.