- Type: Lodge
- Summary: A family-owned eco-retreat set amid 145 acres of woodland
- Feature: One of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
- Rooms: 83 timber bungalows
- Location: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
- Nearest airport: Cairns International Airport
Location and transfer
Approximately 45 minutes from Cairns International Airport by private car transfer. Helicopter transports can also be arranged. When planning your tailor-made Australia tour, your Luxury Travel Specialist will advise the best travel arrangements for your itinerary.
Each of the one-bedroomed, air-conditioned suites and bungalows channel the intimate atmosphere of the surrounding woodland forest, boasting subtle natural colours, stylish furnishings, a terrace or balcony, plenty of privacy and beautiful views. Bathrooms flaunt separate showers and bath tubs, as well as premium toiletries. Amenities include a television with complimentary in-house movies, a mini bar, desk, alarm-clock and safe.
Allowing you to discover your spellbinding surroundings, Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers a wealth of complimentary experiences alongside experts. These include spotting the variety and colour of the native bird and butterfly species on guided walks, as well as stargazing up at millions of stars in the light pollution-free night sky. The reserve's unique 'Coconut Odyssey' invites you to learn more about the health benefits and life cycle of the coconut, while there may also be the opportunity during your stay to meet with elders from a local aboriginal community, learning more about their way of life - from the bush tucker food to traditional instruments.
Thala Beach Reserve provides access to around two kilometres of golden sand, lined by coconut palms and lapped by the waters of the Coral Sea. The resort is also ideally located for accessing spellbinding Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world, characterised by colourful coral and an extraordinary amount of marine life. Whether you're a hardcore scuba diver or a newbie snorkeller, or anything in between, there is a Great Barrier Reef experience waiting for you.
Dining & Gourmet
Local ingredients take centre stage on the seasonal menus at the Osprey Restaurant, created by the talented head chef Richard Howard and his team. As well as the exceptional cuisine, enjoy unique surroundings as you dine in the treetops and take in the panoramic views of the nearby Great Barrier Reef.