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Thala Beach Nature Reserve - Port Douglas

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a privately owned 58 hectare beachfront nature and wildlife reserve 15 minutes south of Port Douglas, Queensland. 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 the forest canopy, blending in with the natural environment and feature ocean, mountain or forest views.

Panoramic views are enjoyed from open-sided Ospreys 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 two free-form 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 stargazing at an outdoor observatory, beach discovery, wildlife 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’.

Osprey's Restaurant occupies a stunning location amongst the treetops with views of mountains and the Coral Sea. Osprey's specialises in modern Australian cuisine influenced by local fresh produce from the tropics.

Magical moments are created at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. A feeling of unspoiled wilderness sets the mood, 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.


5078 Capt Cook Highway, Oak Beach
Port Douglas 4877

(07) 4098 5700

(07) 4098 5837

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