Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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Set on a rugged outcrop amid the rainforest, Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers luxurious accommodation in an unbeatable location. Surrounded by a eucalyptus forest, flowing creeks and mountain ridges that plunge straight into the ocean, the resort offers a relaxing and tranquil environment that puts you at one with nature.

Accommodation at Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers luxury Bungalows and Suites designed to bring the outside in and harmonise with the spectacular natural environment. Each room enjoys air conditioning, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and private balconies offering amazing views of the rainforest and Coral Sea. You may even see dolphins swim by the coast.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve also boasts an excellent range of onsite facilities including two swimming pools, a massage studio, private-access beach, guided nature walks and bird watching, a boutique and art gallery, nature photography evenings with a professional photographer and more.



Accommodation at Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers well-appointed Bungalows and Suites nestled in a eucalypt forest and set individually on tall timber poles.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Private balcony
  • AM / FM Radio
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Ironing board

Jungle Walk Bungalow: A low-set bungalow located deep within the forest. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & 1 Child.

Eucalypt Bungalow: Privately located in the rainforest encompassed in the natural world. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & 1 Child.

Coral Sea Bungalow: Features stunning views out to the ocean and built high on timber poles yet tucked into the landscape. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & 1 Child.

Sandpiper Suite: Perched on the headland and offering amazing views of private beaches and the Coral Sea. Features separate living area and expansive outdoor deck. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & 1 Child.

Kingfisher Suite: Beautiful 2 bedroom bungalow set in the rainforest that accommodates families, couples and friends. Features 2 bedrooms, kitchenette and indoor and outdoor living areas. Bedding is 1 King + 2 King Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 adults and children.

Birdwing Suite: Situated in the treetops and boasts stunning views of forest canopy and the Coral Sea. This premium Suite category features a separate lounge, generous size deck and kitchenette. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and children.


Ospreys Restaurant: Enjoy fine cuisine among the birds that call the treetops home and marvel at the breathtaking views of the mountain ranges, reef and coral islands.

Masked Plover Bar & Curlews Lounge: Open throughout the day and into the night for tropical cocktails, imported beers, premium spirits and more overlooking the rainforest and coast.

Herbie's Beach Shack: A quirky dining alternative operated in conjunction with Ospreys on selected evenings serving an a la carte menu as the sun goes down.

Picnic Baskets: Guests of Thala can enjoy a picnic in the privacy of their room or anywhere on the grounds of Thala Beach Nature Reserve.


  • 2 Free Form Swimming Pools
  • Currency Exchange
  • Adventure Desk
  • Boutique
  • Car Park
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Guest Lounge & Reading Room
  • Internet access in lobby
  • Free WiFi at Ospreys Restaurant
  • Massage services
  • Valet parking


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Nature walks with local naturalist
  • Guided bird watching
  • Star gazing at the Observatory

Additional Information

Children: 3-12 years are charged the child rate. Cots for infants 0-2 years are free of charge however must be advised at the time of booking
Check In: 2.00 pm
Check Out: 10.00 am
Reception: 24 hours
Address: 5078 Capt Cook Hwy, Oak Beach, south of Port Douglas, Queensland




Ratings are averaged based on 6 reviews.

Wonderful honeymoon

We honeymooned here and were so happy with resort. The nature walk in particular with Brett was so insightful - we saw birds nesting, ulysses butterfly, Cairns Birdwing butterfly, lace monitors, snakes and sea turtles from the lookout. A short drive from Port Douglas, it was nice to stay somewhere private and secluded, not in the town. Hardly saw other guests, and no noisy kids, though it was during school holidays. Would definitely book a return in the future.


Restaurant menu

As I am a vegetarian I found the fixed menu for dinner very limiting. I suggest there should be at least 2 perhaps 3 options on the menu for vegetarians, particularly when you are staying 4 nights. Vegetarians should not have to request that the chef prepares special vegetarian meals. I also suggest that the option of a lighter cereal/continental breakfast be available to guests in addition to the buffet breakfast as a lighter breakfast is preferable in the summer months.



Excellent place to recharge your batteries. Great bungalow cabins ,well decked out , clean & comfortable , dining excellent although menu could be more diversified, my wife loved the walks (,although my calf muscles are still sore.) A Great hidden Paradise !


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