Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas QLD 4879, Tropical North

From $439 per night

About Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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. 

Facilities

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

Guest Information

Check in 1:30pm
Check out 10:00am
Parking Free car parking
Children & Extra Guests Extra guests allowed at additional charge

Reception Hours
Daily: 24 hours

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


5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas QLD 4879, Tropical North

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