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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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  • Excellent72%
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  • Terrible1%
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“private beach”(124 reviews)
“nature walk”(44 reviews)
“rock pools”(27 reviews)
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Free Internet
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Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a family owned 58 hectare nature and wildlife reserve 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Get there from Cairns via a spectacular 45 minute drive along Captain Cook Highway. Elevated on stilts, 83 eco designed timber bungalows are discretely concealed within...
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5078 Captain Cook Hwy, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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40.9 km to Cairns Airport View nearby attractions and restaurants
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed here in July 2018 for 3 nights. Paid extra for Coral Sea bungalow $700+ per night😱as a very special treat for our family as a very much-needed break from our stressful life. I’m struggling to understand the rave reviews to be honest. Yes the...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This wonderful place provided everything we were hoping for: nature in abundance, access to a swimming beach, privacy, genuine and helpful staff, good fresh and local food, a romantic atmosphere, walking tracks, all day and evening bar, and easy driving distance to Port Douglas, the...More

8  Thank Alifox2014
Response from Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature ReserveResponded 6 September 2017

Wow! What a terrific review, thank you very much Alifox2014 for providing such wonderful feedback. Ordering a picnic hamper to be delivered anywhere on our grounds is indeed a highlight and we're thrilled to know you were able to take advantage of dining amongst nature...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Australia in May and and stayed at Thala Beach. Not only was the hotel and food amazing but the staff and service was beyond our expectations. Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and accommodating. The rooms were beautiful, clean, spacious and comfortable. You...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are wanting nature, quiet, beauty, excellent service, wonderful food then Thala is for you. From the moment we arrived... our bags were taken from our car to our room, our car parked for us, welcome drink on arrival and a beautiful dinner in...More

1  Thank Amigo199
Response from Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature ReserveResponded 1 week ago

We're so pleased Amigo199 to read your review and learn how much you enjoyed the serenity of Thala. As you discovered, long beach walks, guided walks with our knowledgeable staff, swimming, relaxing and lingering over delicious meals are all part of the relaxing experience and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love nature, great food and wine, magnificent friendly staff and the most amazing views then this is the place for you. Valet parking for restaurant guests is a real bonus. We have stayed for lunch on two occasions now but I plan to...More

2  Thank judyb-penair
Response from Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature ReserveResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much judyb-penair for your kind words, excellent feedback and five star review. We are so pleased to learn how much you enjoyed your visit to our special piece of paradise. Hope we see you again! Johan Klindt General Manager

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Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a family owned 58 hectare nature and wildlife reserve 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Get there from Cairns via a spectacular 45 minute drive along Captain Cook ...More Highway. Elevated on stilts, 83 eco designed timber bungalows are discretely concealed within the forest canopy, blending in with the natural environment and feature ocean, mountain or forest views. Panoramic views are enjoyed from open-sided Osprey's Restaurant across the forest canopy and beyond to the Coral Sea. Guests and visitors dine amongst birds in the surrounding treetops, whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly and attentive service. 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. Guests enjoy complimentary guided nature tours by onsite rangers including tree planting, stargazing at an outdoor observatory, beach discovery, wildlife walks and bird-watching tours. A completely organic 650 tree coconut plantation is home to a unique coconut odyssey tour highlighting the extraordinary qualities of the 'tree of life'. Less
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Free Parking
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yvrjanice
20 June 2018|
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Response from Thala_management | Property representative |
Hiring a car is a good way to enjoy the area around Port Douglas, or you could catch an airport shuttle bus to Thala (both options should be pre-booked before arrival).
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Adrocked
20 May 2018|
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Response from Thala_management | Property representative |
Hi Adrocked, as others have said, Thala is located on the beachfront and it's just a few mins walk to either Oak Beach or Pebbly Beach via the trails that meander throuugh the property. Some rooms are located closer to the... More
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Corryne K
3 October 2017|
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Response from Lynda G | Reviewed this property |
The weather between Xmas and New Year is usually hot and humid, as Thala beach is in the tropics.You would need to check with the resort about arriving on Xmas Day and leaving NY Day, they are both public holidays in... More
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"Rooms closer to the lobby eliminate the need for golf cart pick up/drop off"
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