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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights between July 15-17. The bungalow were well furnished with air conditioning, warm water. They have a cooperative reception personal. They accomedate a short notice earlier check in. You can extend your stay for late check out with a reasonable fee. There is unwind package which includes round trip airport transfers (almost an a hour). Welcome drinks,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolute paradise. The bungalow rooms are beautiful. Oak Beach, with its hammocks and long white sand, perfect for an afternoon siesta. We spotted an owl in the tree by the rock pool outside our door on the first morning! There are frogs and little critters everywhere. And, Apple, the wallaby that comes up for a snack, is mesmerizing. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Thala at the end of a trip on the east coast. We were greeted by extremely helpful staff who helped us plan our stay. The food was fantastic and the breakfast well worth the additional price. What a view from the restaurant! We really enjoyed the star gazing and nature walk with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Thoroughly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On travelling on the road to Port Douglas this week we decided to drop into Thala Beach Lodge Restaurant for a light meal. We were very welcome even though we were not staying guests. What a view! What wonderful service and lovely food. Oyster lovers, you must have some. Good range of food including gluten free. We are determined to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of us plus family dropped in for a coffee and wines. The views are great from the restaurant . It's all open so the cool sea breeze was good . The staff where quite friendly and very helpful . We would have stayed longer time permitting say afternoon tea .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was absolutely incredible. We had such a wonderful time. A great place to just relax and enjoy your surroundings. The food was absolutely amazing, all the staff were warm and friendly and the resort grounds were beautiful. Can't wait to go back again.

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dan we can't wait to welcome you back again to our special place! Thank you visiting us and for providing terrific feedback. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Thala to visit the Reef. It's a wonderful place,the lodges are beautiful and the grounds full or life. We had a walk with a ranger during the day and saw lots of the local creatures and a star gaze with a guide after dark, fantastic. The food is lovely and the staff very helpful but the nature... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Jools010990 we're very happy to learn how much you enjoyed your stay at Thala. As you discovered, we're very much about nature, wildlife and the natural beauty of our surroundings. Thanks for visiting and for your wonderful review. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Box Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were helpful and friendly, from when we first booked, to our enquiries before we arrived and throughout our stay. It's hard to write a quick summary of our trip, when we enjoyed it so much. There were wonderful stories from the staff about the animals who live there, wonderful tours, trying fresh coconuts from the resort and seeing the... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting Thala and for leaving such a wonderful review. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you to Thala again. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special place. It is not high tech, or activity filled so don't take the children there! Rather it is a stunningly beautiful beachfront nature reserve with extremely comfortable individual bungalow accommodation in a heartbreakingly lovely forest, with its own private beach. The terrain is hilly, so walking to some of the bungalows can be described as... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us again - we love welcoming guests to our special place and really appreciate you returning year after year. Do let us know when you'll be back so that we can roll out the red (eco-green) carpet once more. Warm regards Johan Klindt General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here recently for my honeymoon. I was overall very happy with the place. The view of the ocean is spectacular and it is nice and isolated in the bush on a hill. The rooms and other facilities were very nice and perfectly suited those who enjoy being in nature. An added bonus (for me) was that it was... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Sarah we're delighted to hear that you chose Thala to celebrate your honeymoon, and enjoyed our beachfront location along with romantic bungalows in nature-based setting. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the meals at Osprey's Restaurant with it's views of ocean and mountains. We're disappointed that you found dissatisfaction with menu prices & have passed your feedback on to our Executive... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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'. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Address: Private Road | 5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia (Formerly Thala Beach Lodge)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas > Oak Beach
Price Range: $186 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Thala Beach Nature Reserve 4.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Thala Beach Hotel Port Douglas
Thala Beach Resort
Thala Beach Lodge
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