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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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Private Road | 5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia (Formerly Thala Beach Lodge)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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CAIRNS
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed one night at Thala. What an absolutely beautiful resort; rooms are impeccably presented with lots of wood everywhere.....The view over the trees and down to Oak Beach were nothing short of Spectacular. However, not being the fittest of guests, I found the track from the main reception / restaurant area to our room to be a little too... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had our wedding at Thala in May 2015. We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful day! The staff at Thala were 5 star in their service and attendance to our wedding guests needs, there was never an empty glass left without the offer of another beverage, the staff even placed napkins on all of our guests whilst they... More 

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff are wonderful.Nothing was too much trouble & everything was done with a smile.Food was very good.The lodge we were in was really good.Paths to main building were steep but a call to reception & the buggy was down for us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Laid back hideaway, not well known by locals. Separate cabins set in spacious grounds, probably not ideal for unfit or very aged guests, although there is a buggy/lift service available for guests. Fantastic views, far surpassing anything Palm Cove has to offer. Restaurant excellent, as were the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Rooms clean and refreshing. Do not be put off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely long weekend here, very private and tranquil. Organised nature tour and star gazing on site are highly recommended and we couldn't fault the food (dinner was sooo good) or staff. Close to nearby attractions with easy shuttle bus services, I can recommend the drift river snorkelling, a great day out and a lot of fun. Definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A small paradise for a perfect vacation. It mixes nature with the perfect touch of luxury. The rooms are wood cabins "hidden" in the forest and the whole property is amazing. The bar-restaurant area has stunnning views and having breakfast or just a drink there makes you want to stay longer. They also have a beach,beautiful one. I would recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

quiet, very nice lodgings surrounded by trees. Main lodge has view of water and wonderful lounge area with open breeze. Easy walk to pristine beach. Easy hop to town on a bus, but you have to arrange in advance and it's $8AuD ea way. Friendly staff but food was mediocre,especially for price charged. Not sure how they maintained and prepared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights with a wonderful view over the rainforest and beach. Did 2 tours, the coconut tour which included a lot of information about the resort and local fauna and flora. Plus the nature walk which was fabulous. Due to the amount of things to see tour went about 2 hours each and was of more interest to adults... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a coconut tour here. It's a lovely setting and the guide was quite amusing and very knowledgeable about both the coconuts and most other things in the area. Tour was well worth the money. Kids were a little bored by the end of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent four nights at Thala and really enjoyed the property. The layout of detached bungalows spread over steep, forested hillsides is unique and gives you lots of privacy (though you do see other bungalows from your balcony). The walking paths to the bungalows have some really spectacular views. The surrounding forest is old, green, and peaceful. Saw a wallaby... More 

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