Scuba Diving Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – Travel Bucket List

Ask any scuba diver what’s on their travel bucket list and you’re likely going find Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in there somewhere. That’s because it is one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world, let along underwater. But with the amazing beauty of the Great Barrier Reef also comes throngs of tourists trying to sneak a peek. And as any experienced diver knows, large crowds and scuba diving do not mix well. So when we traveled to Port Douglas to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef, we took extra care to have a unique experience. The Great Barrier Reef is quite a ways off the shore of Australia’s northern coast,

Hotel Review: Silky Oaks Lodge – The Daintree Australia

Silky Oaks Lodge Review - Welcome Gift

On a recent trip to Australia we decided to take a little detour from the beautiful beaches, amazing scuba diving, and bustling cities to spend a little time in the rain forest. And boy are we glad we did. But to start our story off properly I have to disclose that the rain forest was not on our original itinerary. It wasn’t until a friend suggested we check out Silky Oaks Lodge that it made the list. As such, it seemed only fitting that I put together a Silky Oaks Lodge review to share the experience we had.

Silky Oaks Lodge Review

Silky Oaks Lodge is a one-of-a-kind ecolodge that is nestled above the Mossman Gorge River in the Daintree rain forest.