Harmony in the Land down Under

Where World Heritage Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef…

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia.  A rainforest backs onto Thala’s private beach frontage providing a natural setting for guests to unwind in nature while still being within easy access to The Great Barrier Reef.

Recently added to National Geographic’s list of Unique Lodges of the World, this luxury boutique eco-resort offers you the best, while also caring for the precious environment you are there to enjoy.  The resort offers four different room types ranging from $379 to $935 AUD per night, with 5th night FREE promos.


The included activities however, make a stay a Thala extraordinary:

STAR GAZING:  The Thala night sky is free from light pollution and filled with millions of stars. Surrounded by sounds of the rainforest & ocean – enjoy an introduction to the beautiful Southern Constellations from an experienced & passionate guide. View many fascinating stars & planets using telescopes and binoculars at the unique outdoor observatory.

COCONUT ODYSSEY: On Australia’s only coconut tour, not only do you get to drink & eat from the very young green coconut to the little known ‘Coconut Apple’ – you will also learn the truth about the health benefits of coconuts. The ‘Tree Of Life’ has astonishing advantages from helping to reduce body fat and lower cholesterol, to building the immune system. A tour that helps you lose weight without exercising?!


NATURE AND GARDEN WALKS:  You will be guided through 145 acres of a variety of native flora by Brett and his enthusiastic team. They delight in sharing their extensive knowledge and passion for the environment. Amongst rare Littoral rainforest clinging to the sandy dunes and the soft shade of eucalypts you will enjoy the scamper of native fauna.


black and grey fish underwater

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There are many very exciting tours and activities ranging from snorkeling on The Great Barrier Reef, safaris into the rainforest to exploring the outback and Tableland region. Below is a list of some of the activities the Thala team can organize for you during your stay:

Great Barrier Reef:

  • Outer Reef Snorkeling / Diving (Day Trips & Overnight)
  • Low Isles Sailing Day tours
  • Fishing – Deep sea, river and estuary
  • Private Charters
  • Luxury Yachts
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights (10 minute flights to Full Day Adventures)
  • Whale watching (June to September)
  • Sea Kayaking

Daintree Rainforest:

  • Cape Tribulation Safaris
  • Bloomfield Falls Safari
  • Cassowary Waterfall
  • Private Charters
  • River Drift Snorkelling
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights (30 minute flights to 5 hour experiences at a remote rainforest location)

Other Local Activities:

  • Skyrail and Scenic train journeys
  • Golf
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Beach and rainforest horse riding
  • River drift snorkel
  • Cattle stations
  • Toad Racing
  • Car Hire

High Adrenaline Activities:

  • Mountain bike riding
  • ATV riding
  • Jungle Surfing
  • White water rafting
  • Sky diving
  • Motorbike riding
  • Bungee jump
  • Microlight flights

Atherton Tablelands:

  • Savannah Train Tours
  • Caving
  • Lava Tube and Crystal Cave tours
  • Waterfalls and crater lakes
  • Mareeba Wetlands Walk and Cruise

Australian Outback:

  • Gold Mining Heritage
  • Savannah Train Tours
  • Caving
  • Outback Safaris
  • Lava Tube Tours


  • Aboriginal Rainforest Walks
  • Aboriginal Music & Dance
  • Bush tucker & Traditional Medicines
  • Spear fishing and mangrove hunting
  • Aboriginal guided safari tours

Other areas of interest:

  • Sugar Growing and Mill Tours
  • Cooktown fly / drive day tours
  • Tropical Wine Tasting
  • Coffee plantations
  • Tropical Fruit Tasting




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