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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia


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Luxury Holidays At Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is perched high on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas, boasting 145 acres of woodland, spectacular coastal views and a stunning stretch of private beach, as well as easy access to the Great Barrier Reef. A member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, the dreamy reserve is home to a selection of eco-friendly bungalows, designed to blend into the surroundings. Ideal for encountering some of the country’s wildlife on your luxury Australia holiday, complimentary activities at Thala Beach Nature Reserve include guided wildlife, bird and butterfly walks through the native rainforest, while you can also enjoy a variety of coastal adventures, stargazing and cultural interactions. After exploring the eco-certified reserve, unwind on the sandy beach or indulge in a massage, before feasting on seasonal, local cuisine among the treetops at Osprey’s Restaurant.

  • 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
  • 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.

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Hotel Experiences

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.

Luxury Beach

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.


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