Thala Beach Nature Reserve



Only fifteen minutes south of Port Douglas. Individual bungalows are built high on timber poles, providing views through the canopy of trees.


83 air-conditioned rooms with overhead fan and balcony. Lodge features restaurant, 2 bars, coffee shop, pool and jacuzzi.


Complimentary scheduled transfers to/from Port Douglas, guided bird and nature tours, stargazing and evening presentation.

Islands in the Sun View:

An experience to remember. Unique, tranquil and secluded, with your own private beach.

Family owned Thala Beach Nature Reserve, a five star eco resort south of Port Douglas in North Queensland Australia, sits spectacularly atop a headland with breathtaking views of untouched coastline and the Coral Sea, and provides the perfect location to explore the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

At a time when there are great concerns about fragile environments, Thala proudly boasts that it has achieved the highest accreditation of eco certification through its sustainable practice and environmental sensitivity. At Thala, guests enjoy a rich experience where wildlife, native forests and natural beachscapes are protected.

The natural history of Australia is unique. At Thala Beach Nature Reserve, guests experience luxury sensitively designed to coexist with forests and abundant wildlife. It is a private sanctuary and employs wildlife specialists to enhance its guest’s awareness of this astonishing environment.

Deluxe timber bungalows are built high on stilts and nestle in the forest canopy providing a magical and unobtrusive relationship with the natural world. All bungalows have views either to the ocean or the forested mountains. Time spent relaxing on the timber decked verandahs is always well rewarded by sightings of birds, butterflies and at night - possums and sugar gliders.

The views from the restaurant are panoramic, taking in the Far North Queensland coast from Double Island to Cape Tribulation, and the sparkling waters of the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage forests that cover our coastal ranges. Guests dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops whilst enjoying world-class fine food with friendly five-star service.

Paths meander through rainforests and woodlands that provide healthy habitats for extraordinary birds, plants & animals, and connect with private sandy beaches. Delightful hours are spent discovering native flora & fauna, secluded coves and rock pools. Onsite guided tours led by passionate & informative staff include a unique coconut odyssey, stargazing at outdoor observatory, nature walks & bird watching tours. All over the 145 acres of Thala Beach Nature Reserve, guests find themselves in an unsurpassed enchanting, relaxing environment.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve provides memorable experiences that capture the essence of the diverse North Queensland region from the thrill of exploring the secrets of the Great Barrier Reef, ancient tropical rainforest, wild expansive outback and ancestral rock art of Aboriginal tribes - to viewing the grandeur of it all by air. Or simply visit this paradise to step away from the crowd, take some time out for relaxation and marvel at the natural world.

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