Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a four and a half star beach resort conveniently located near the centre of the natural attractions of Cairns and Port Douglas, tucked between The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage tropical forests. Enjoy a rich experience where wildlife, native forests and natural beachscapes are protected – the lodge has been awarded the highest level of Eco Tourism accreditation.

The lodge features beautifully appointed bungalows, secluded amongst trees and surrounded by exquisite tropical beaches. Australian timber and granite has been used throughout, creating an ambience that is a reflection of the surrounding natural environment. Jungle Walk Bungalows are nestled in the rainforest. Eucalypt Bungalows capture the intimate feel of our unique tropical forest. Coral Sea Bungalows have a spectacular view over the ocean, yet are unobtrusively tucked away into the natural landscape. Sandpiper Suites are perched on the headland, overlooking two secluded beaches and offering privacy and romance.

Enjoy fine food and dine amongst the birds in the surrounding treetops and embrace uninterrupted views at Ospreys Restaurant.

  • Victoria was incredibly easy to chat to, quick to gauge our requirements and produced a fab itinerary. She was enthusiastic and knowledgable.

    EP, Kenya, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7