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A Taste of Tropical North Queensland - 5-star nature reserve stay with FREE extra night!

5 nights for the price of 4!

Escape the rat race and head back to nature for a luxurious getaway to Thala Beach Nature Reserve. Recharge your batteries for a minimum of 5 nights and receive one FREE night.

5 nights
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About this holiday

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View the many stars and planets from the unique outdoor observatory

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe family-owned eco and wildlife retreat with 58 hectares of native forest adjacent to secluded Oak Beach. 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 ocean and mountain 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. Boutique timber 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. Time spent relaxing on the timber-decked verandas is enhanced by sightings of birds, butterflies, wallabies, possums and sugar gliders.

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.

Osprey Restaurant offers panoramic vistas 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.

Guests also enjoy complimentary guided nature tours by onsite rangers including tree planting, stargazing at an outdoor observatory, coastal discovery, wildlife and nature walks as well as bird and butterfly walks. Our completely organic 650 tree coconut plantation is home to a unique coconut odyssey tour highlighting the extraordinary qualities of the tree of life.

Magical moments are created at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. A feeling of unspoiled wilderness sets the ambience; yet it is only 15 minutes into the centre of Port Douglas. It is private and exclusive. A special combination of beauty, wilderness and seclusion awaits you.


  • 5 nights accommodation in a Jungle Walk Bungalow - room only (additional room types available on request)
  • Complimentary guided nature tours by onsite rangers including tree planting,
  • Complimentary stargazing at an outdoor observatory
  • Complimentary coastal discovery, wildlife and nature walks as well as bird and butterfly walks.
  • Complimentary and unique coconut odyssey tour highlighting the extraordinary qualities of our own coconut plantation


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Jungle Walk Bungalows are raised slightly above the forest floor

Jungle Walk Bungalows are raised slightly above the forest floor and capture the intimate feel of the unique woodland environment. Located within the forest, Jungle Walk Bungalows combine comfort with the deep green, earthy beauty of the jungle…

Travel dates


Valid for travel until 31 Mar 2021

Advertised rate is based on travel 03-08 Aug 2020 and applies to a minimum stay of 5 nights

  • Jungle Walk Bungalow - from $832 per person twin share (additional room types available on request)

Call our Brisbane based travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your preferred date and room type.



Complimentary Activities include:

Star Gazing

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

(Free for house guests, nights of operation varies week-to-week)

Coconut Odyssey

On Australia’s only coconut tour, not only do you get to drink andeat 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?!

(Free for house guests, days of operation varies week-to-week)

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.

(Free for houseguests, day of operation varies week-to-week)

Bird And Butterfly Walks

David is our bird and butterfly expert and you will be thrilled at the colour and variety of the species to be found at Thala. An early start to hear the first chorus of Thala’s birds in full song is a wonderful way to welcome a new day.

We also have local experts who can take you for full day birding expeditions through a wide variety of habitats. Pick up a Bird Sighting Calendar from the Adventure desk and see if you can add to the extensive number of varieties spotted so far.

(free for house guests, day of operation varies week-to-week)

Talks with Kuku Yalangi People

Elders from our local aboriginal community, the Kuku Yalangi people, come and share their stories as passed on from previous generations including the history of their ancient cultural traditions.

You will enjoy seeing and learning the value of bush tucker food, the knowledge of which has been nurtured since the age of the hunter-gatherer. The haunting rhythms of the traditional Didgeridoo is being incorporated into many forms of contemporary music, here it will take you back to the beginnings of the aboriginal Dreamtime.

(free for house guests, day of operation varies week-to-week)

Private Beach

Oak Beach consists of approximately 2km of pristine sand lined with coconut palms and sheoak trees. Thala Beach Nature Reserve occupies the forest-clad headland at the northern end of this beach. All guests can enjoy this private-access beach.

Other Experiences (fees apply)

Sea Kayaking

Our expert guide will take you sea kayaking to his secret places to look for marine turtles, stingrays, dolphins and dugongs. The reef adjacent to Thala Beach Nature Reserve is like a turtle highway with so many turtles congregating for feeding and socialising.

Rejuvenate Spa

Thala’s on-site massage studio has special packages for our guests and provides a range of treatments including massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps.

Local Tours

There are many exciting tours and activities that we recommend ranging from snorkelling on The Great Barrier Reef, safaris into the rainforest to exploring the outback and Tableland regions.


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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. Package is Land Only. Prices are correct as at 27 May 2020 & are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices are per person based on twin share. Package price is based on travel dates specified. Valid for new bookings only. All product is subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied without notice.