Silkwood is approximately one and a half to two hours’ drive by car from the Cairns Airport, in beautiful, tropical Far North Queensland.
Located in the wettest part of the state, Silkwood is surrounded by lush, green paddocks of sugarcane and rows of bananas, pawpaws, passionfruit and other tropical fruits. Tropical rainforest lies on one side of the local township and the glorious Great Barrier Reef, to the East, on the other.
The beautiful Atherton Tablelands is one hour’s drive away, with it’s rolling dairy pastures and potato, maize and fruit crops. With its higher elevation, the climate is cool and comfortable, and definitely worth a visit should you have the time.
The town of Silkwood itself is small but nearby towns boast accommodation to cater for all tastes. A selection of available facilities is listed for information purposes and, of course, many other venues are available and may be viewed online.
Just a short drive from Silkwood,
Kurrimine Beach is a beautiful,
beachside township with a variety of accommodation choices available:
KING REEF RESORT HOTEL & VAN PARK: Jacobs road, KURRIMINE BEACH – Ph: 4065 6144.
KURRIMINE BEACH HOLIDAY PARK: Jacobs Road, KURRIMINE BEACH – Ph: 4065 6166.
KURRIMINE BEACH MOTEL: 5-9 Hawthorne Drive, KURRIMINE BEACH – Ph: 4065 6311.
Mission Beach, a little further south, is a beautiful place to visit or stay for a while – glorious white beaches and lush, tropical rainforest – truly a tropical paradise!
MACKAYS IN MISSION BEACH: 7 Porter Promenade, MISSION BEACH – Ph: 4068 7212.
MISSION BEACH RESORT HOTEL-MOTEL: Wongaling Beach Rd, MISSION BEACH – Ph: 4088 8288.
RAINFOREST MOTEL: 9 Endeavour Avenue, MISSION BEACH – Ph: 4068 7556.
Tully, a sugar township to the South-West of Mission Beach is one of the wettest towns in Australia and a perfect venue for adventure-seekers wishing to try their hand at white-water rafting.
TULLY MOTEL: Bruce Highway, TULLY – Ph: 4068 2233.
Half an hour north of Silkwood, beautiful Innisfail, nestled on the intersection of the North Johnstone and South Johnstone Rivers, is a great place to base your visit. Close to the mountains and the beaches, there is much to do, including the Johstone River Crocodile Farm, Paronella Park (Winner of RACQ’s 150 Must-Do’s in Qld), the Australian Sugar Industry Museum and the Chinese Joss House, to name a few.
BARRIER REEF MOTEL : Bruce Highway, INNISFAIL – Ph: 4061 4988.