Sitting spectacularly atop a peninsula with breathtaking views of untouched coastline, Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe eco retreat with 58 hectares of native forest adjacent to secluded Oak Beach and the Great Barrier Reef

1Overview
Overview

Thala Beach is a beachfront nature reserve between Cairns and Port Douglas and provides the perfect location to explore the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Dine amongst the treetops at Osprey's Restaurant and enjoy complimentary experiences exclusive to guests including wildlife walks, star gazing nights and Thala Beach's signature Coconut Odyssey Tour. Thala holds the highest accreditation of eco-certification through sustainable practices and environmental sensitivity with its boutique timber bungalows built high on stilts within the forest canopy, providing a private and unobtrusive approach to nature.

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2What's Included
What's Included

Daily breakfast and onsite guided tours by specialist staff including nature walks, bird watching, and stargazing talks

3Location & Access
Location & Access

Access from Cairns or Port Douglas (45 minutes drive north of Cairns and 10 minutes drive south of Port Douglas)

4What You Need to Know
What You Need to Know
Best Room

Sandpiper Suite

Suitable For

Couples & families

Best Nearby Walk

Oak Beach and rainforest surrounding Thala Beach (onsite nature walks for in-house guests)

Best Nearby Park

Daintree National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Dine amongst the treetops at Osprey's Restaurant

Best Place for Relaxation

Thala's onsite Rejuvenate Spa

Season

March to November recommended (June-Oct to avoid stingers)

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