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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas QLD

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A special combination of beauty, wilderness and seclusion awaits you.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located on a private headland surrounded by World-Heritage-Listed reef and rainforest. Located 15 minutes south of Port Douglas, Thala's 58 hectares of native forest backs onto a secluded beach with breathtaking vistas of the Coral Sea. Unwind in nature while still being within easy access to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest. 

The Main Lodge is where you will find Reception, Adventure Desk, Art Gallery and the Rainforest Lounge. The Gift Shop stocks a range of products from local suppliers, holiday essentials, souvenirs and gifts. The main swimming pool features waterfalls, spas and grottos for that late night romantic swim and sun lounges are dotted around beneath shady trees. The "Rock Pool" is a smaller and more intimate swimming pool for guests looking for a quiet grove in which to relax. Over 2km of private access sandy beaches and sheltered coves are perfect for evening walks, beach picnics or relaxing in hammocks strung between palm trees. A network of marked walking trails meander through native forest and palm groves. 

Thala's five star eco-accommodation consists of  83 individual timber bungalows built high on stilts within the forest canopy providing a private and unobtrusive approach to nature. Each bungalow features Australian timber and granite throughout, air-conditioning, screened windows and sublime ocean, mountain or forest views. Timber-decked verandahs provide ample opportunity for relaxing and wildlife spotting.

Guests enjoy complimentary guided nature tours by onsite rangers including stargazing at an outdoor observatory, wildlife and bird-watching tours. A totally organic 650-tree coconut plantation is home to a unique Coconut Odyssey tour highlighting the extraordinary qualities of the ‘tree of life’. A shuttle bus service to Port Douglas departs reception regularly at a cost of $10pp one way (prices subject to change) and taxis are also available. Airport transfers and tour operators pickup and dropoff guests by pre-arrangement. 

Thala Beach Nature Reserve has proudly achieved the highest accreditation of Advanced Eco Certification and is a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. 

Resort Activities
Nature and Garden Walks, Bird & Butterfly Walks, Coconut Odyssey Tour, Star Gazing, Talks with Kuku Yalangi People, Guest Lounge, Reading Room, Sea Kayaking (fee applies)

Restaurants & Bars
Osprey's Restaurant - enjoy modern Australian cuisine and embrace 110km of uninterrupted views while you dine. Relax among the birds in the surrounding treetops and experience the tastes of the tropics while being surrounded by its splendour. With a seasonal menu and an emphasis on fresh local produce Ospreys is a popular option for locals and guests. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 
Curlews Lounge & Bar - open throughout the day and evening for your pleasure. Overlooking the pool and the majestic expanse of the coast and rainforests it’s an ideal place to enjoy a cocktail after a days exploring. 

Rejuvenate Spa 
Choose from a selection of treatments including Signature Massage (Swedish, deep tissue, deep relaxation, hot stone or pregnancy), facials, body scrubs and wraps.

How to Get Here
From Cairns Airport, turn right onto Captain Cook Highway and travel north for approx 45-50 minutes. A highway sign on the left indicates Thala Beach Lodge 400m. Turn right onto the private road to the entrance and follow the road up the hill to the main lodge and reception area. The Porter will valet park your car on arrival and take care of your luggage. 

Choose Your Room

Jungle Walk Bungalow

Low-set on the forest floor, these private open-plan timber bungalows combine comfort with the deep green, earthy beauty of the jungle.
Features air-conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar, furnished balcony, bathtub & TV with DVD player.
2 Guests
King bed or 2 single beds

Eucalypt Bungalow

Individually positioned and border Thala’s pathways as they gently rise up the headland through the lush Eucalypt forest. Features air-conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar, furnished balcony, bathtub & TV with DVD player.
2 Guests
King bed or 2 single beds

Coral Sea Bungalow

Located on the highest ridge with spectacular vistas over the top fringes of the forest canopy to the Coral Sea. Features air-conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar, furnished balcony, bathtub & TV with DVD player.
2 Guests
King bed or 2 single beds

Sandpiper Suite

Perched on the southern most point of the headland, with a vista from the dunes to white sandy beaches and the sparkling Coral Sea. Features a separate lounge/living area, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar, large furnished deck, bathtub & TV with DVD player..
2 Guests
King bed

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Guest Information

Check in
1:30pm
Check out
10:00am

Reception Hours

Daily: 24 hours

Arrival Info

Photo ID and a credit card pre-authorisation will be required on check-in for all bookings.

Car Parking

Free car parking

Children & Extra Guests

Extra guests allowed at additional charge

Facilities

  • WiFi - Charges / Limits may apply
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Spa
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Porter Service
  • Pool Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning / Laundry Service
  • Games Room
  • Day Spa
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Cafe / Coffee Shop
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Resort Shop
  • Library
  • Art Gallery
  • Guest Boutique
  • Adventure Centre
  • Private Beaches
  • Bushwalking Trails

Distance Information

Nearest Airport (Cairns): 53km
Nearest Beach: 50m
Nearest Public Transport: at door
City Centre (Port Douglas): 15km

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