Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Retreat and Lodges

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe family-owned eco and wildlife retreat on Oak Beach 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Overlooking the Coral Sea, Thala’s 83 deluxe eco-designed bungalows are set amongst 58-hectares of lush beachfront native forest.

Positioned atop a headland overlooking the Coral Sea, tranquil Thala is all about unwinding and relaxing. Soak up Thala’s natural tropical beauty in a private paradise in tropical north Queensland. Thala Beach Nature Reserve provides an island-feel experience without leaving the mainland. It’s the ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Osprey’s Restaurant offers panoramic views across the sparkling waters of the Coral Sea and the World Heritage-listed forests that clad the coastal ranges. Guests and visitors dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops while enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly service.

Thala has proudly achieved Advanced eco-certification through sustainable practices and environmental sensitivity. Deluxe timber eco-designed bungalows are built high on stilts within the forest canopy providing a private and unobtrusive approach to nature. All bungalows enjoy ocean, mountain or forest views. Complimentary onsite walking tours are conducted by knowledgeable guides who have intimate knowledge of wildlife and Thala’s 58-hectares of native forest.


24 Hour Reception Baggage Holding Room Bar Business Facilities Carpark Conference/Function Facilities Currency Exchange Day Spa Family Friendly Kiosk Restaurant Spa/Sauna Swimming Pool Tour Desk

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.


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ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp Climate Action Leader Certified by Ecotourism Australia COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia ECO Certified (Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certified by Ecotourism Australia


Experience the unique coastal forest setting from Thala’s Jungle Walk Bungalows.

Located within the forest, overlooking the jungle floor, Jungle Walk Bungalows combine comfort with the deep green, earthy beauty of the surrounding lowland forest, capturing the natural feel of the tropical environment

24 Hour Reception Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Balcony Bath Blankets Desk Dryer DVD/Bluray Player Flat-screen TV Hairdryer Iron Kettle Linen supplied Minibar Private Bathroom Radio/Stereo Refrigerator Safe Shower Tea/Coffee making facilities Telephone Television
From AU$372.00

With a range of special offers, such as ‘free nights’ on ‘Stay/Pay’ seasonal deals; Thala Beach Nature Reserve provides great value for nature-loving travellers looking for a sustainable accommodation offering as all rates include daily onsite complimentary guided Walks and Talks.

Trading Times

Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am

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