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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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Location Details
Located just 45 mins drive north of Cairns and just south of Port Douglas, Thala Beach Lodge is the only beach nature lodge providing Port Douglas accommodation on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas.
General Information
Luxury accommodations await you in Port Douglas at Thala Beach Lodge Australia. The resort offers guests unique on site experiences to compliment the eco-friendly accommodations. Thala Beach Lodge is spread over an exclusive property amongst a glorious beach and rainforest setting close to the natural attractions of Cairns, Port Douglas & the Great Barrier Reef.

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Room Details

Each suite and bungalow include air conditioning, a balcony, bath and separate shower, ceiling fans, Internet access, hairdryer, TV, desk, complimentary movies, an alarm clock, bar fridge, clock radio, DVD player, iron with ironing board, a lounge area, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar and a CD player.
Eucalypt Bungalows capture the intimate feel of the unique tropical forest. Built tall on timber stilts not only does the accommodation reflect your natural environment but also beckons the outside in with all rooms turned to maximize the views from their open sides and superb balconies.
Coral Sea Bungalows have views over the forest canopy to the sparkling ocean, and are individually built high on timber poles. Great sensitivity has been applied to the design of these deluxe bungalows which are unobtrusively tucked away into the natural landscape. Beautiful Australian timber and granite has been used throughout creating an ambience that is a reflection of the surrounding natural environment.

Suite Details

Sandpiper Suiteis perched on the headland overlooking the forest canopy and secluded Oak Beach, this suite is the epitome of privacy and romance. Stylishly furnished, Sandpiper has a large private verandah and spacious bedroom, and is situated at the edge of one of the world's natural treasures, the Great Barrier Reef.

Guest Services

Amenities include Australian currency exchange; adventure desk, boutique, valet parking, and an art gallery.


Ospreys Restaurant is situated on top of the headland with panoramic views over the coral sea and tropical rainforest ranges. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Herbie’s Beach Shack is perfect for a drink or meal overlooking the beach and glimmering tropical sea.


A range of guided nature walks with local naturalists; guided bird watching with guide; evenings with interesting local specialists; talks by local specialists in a relaxed setting during the evenings; sky watching at Thala’s specially designed Observatory; two freeform pools, bird watching, sea kayaking, and nature walks are just some of the activities and guided tours offered.


A deluxe eco retreat surrounded by over one and a half miles of private access sandy beaches and sheltered coves, Thala sits on a headland jutting into the Coral Sea. Long evening walks, romantic beach picnics or relaxing in hammocks strung between palm trees, Oak Beach is a secret piece of paradise for Thala’s guests.



Thala's Massage Studio offers guests signature massages including Swedish, deep tissue, deep relaxation of hot stone as well as rejuvenating facials and body scrubs and body wraps.


Yoga classes are available to improve your life, reshape your body, restore energy and reduce stress.

Nearby Attractions

Local attractions include Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Museum, Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Cairns Civic Theatre, The Daintree Rainforest, and The Great Barrier Reef.

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.

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