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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Private Romantic Paradise!
  • Luxurious eco timber bungalows
  • Magnificent panoramic views
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Thala Beach Nature Reserve Rooms

Jungle Walk Bungalow  
FROM $284 per night
Eucalypt Bungalow  
FROM $389 per night
Coral Sea Bungalow  
FROM $577 per night
Sandpiper Suite  
FROM $701 per night

Thala Beach Nature Reserve Info


"The perfect place to escape the frantic pace of modern living"

Nestled in 58 hectares of native forest on a secluded beach, family-owned Thala is a private nature reserve conveniently located 45 minutes drive north of Cairns and 15 minutes south of Port Douglas.  Guests enjoy the best of the tropics from this private paradise. Sitting atop a headland with breathtaking vistas, Thala Beach Nature Reserve provides an island-feel experience and is the ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Thala has proudly achieved the highest accreditation of eco-certification through sustainable practices and environmental sensitivity

Granite boulders, waterfalls and overhanging trees create natural swimming pools blending discretely within the environment. Paths wind through rainforests and woodlands, connecting with secluded coves and beaches, passing through habitats for endemic birds, wildlife and flora.

What makes it great? 

  • Beautiful beach & rainforest setting to unwind
  • Memorable onsite nature experiences
  • Situated overlooking a private beach
  • Awarded winning Eco Resort
  • Fantastic couples / grown ups escape

Your stay includes: 
  • On-site guided nature tours inc.
  • Tree planting
  • Wildlife & Nature walks
  • Bird watching tours
  • Unique coconut plantation odyssey
  • Beach combing
  • Star gazing observatory
  • Buggy transfers around the resort on request
  • Weekly evening presentations by local indigenous personalities

Lodge Facilities include: 

  • 2 x free form rock swimming pools
  • 24-hour concierge and Reception
  • Onsite Restaurant and bar
  • Day Spa
  • 10kms bushwalking trails
  • 2kms of private, tropical beach
  • Boutique, Art & Jewellery Gallery, Library
  • FREE Wi-Fi at Osprey's Restaurant
  • Valet parking


83 deluxe timber bungalows are built high on stilts and nestle in the forest canopy providing a magical and unobtrusive relationship with the natural world. Australian timber & granite has been used throughout creating an ambience reflecting the pristine environment. All bungalows are stylishly decorated, have screened windows and sublime views either to the ocean or forested mountains.

While all Thala's bungalows are the same size and configuration (with the exception of the Sandpiper Suite), the difference between all three room types is their location. 

  • TV & DVD player (complimentary movies available)
  • All bungalows are 45m2 (Excluding Sandpiper Suite – approx 60m2)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Refrigerator & mini bar
  • King OR 2x single beds
  • Private granite bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower, Hair dryer, Complimentary toiletries
  • Bathrobes & slippers (Sandpiper & Coral Sea only)
  • In room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • ISDD telephone


  • Jungle Walk Bunglows:  Located furtherest from the main lodge.  These bungalows are low set on the forest floor and capture the intimate feel of the unique woodland environment.
  • Eucalypt Bungalows:  Nestled among the natural eucalypt forest, a delight for birdwatchers.
  • Coral Sea Bungalows:  Spectacular views over the treetops to the coastline, mountains, forest and the Coral Sea.  Located high on the ridge closest to the main lodge. 
  • Sandpiper Suite: Located on the foremost point of the headland, overlooking the two secluded beaches and the Coral Sea. Luxuriously furnished the suite has a private verandah, lounge room and spacious bedroom. The perfect location to enjoy your honeymoon or special vacation.

Dining Options: 

  • Osprey's Restaurant Dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops and embrace uninterrupted views for 110 kilometres.  Feast on modern Australian cuisine with friendly five star service.  Osprey's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Thala Beach Locality: 

  • Cairns Airport:  45 minute drive
  • Airport transfers can be arranged for an extra charge
  • Cairns CBD - 50 minute drive
  • Port Douglas - 15 minute drive
  • Daintree Village - 45 minute drive

Please note:  Thala Beach Nature Reserve is not recommended for children under 14 years of age.

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