Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a private and tranquil resort, built on a rocky ridge surrounded by tropical rainforest, eucalyptus woodlands, creeks and mountains that plunge into the sea. This Port Douglas accommodation brings you closer to nature and opens your eyes to the natural beauty surrounding you.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is situated on 145 acres and fronts a spectacular and private sandy beach, looking out to the Great Barrier Reef. Located at Oak Beach, just 15 minutes drive from Port Douglas, and reached by a scenic 45 minute drive from Cairns airport along the scenic Captain Cook highway overlooking the Coral Sea.

There are a range of bungalow and suite style accommodation to choose from, all have been built on stilts to take advantage of the views and cool sea breezes. All rooms offer private balconies which are a great place to retreat to at the end of each day, just relax and take in the stunning scenery and listen to the birds. The Coral Sea Bungalows offer amazing views out to the ocean, you may even be able to see a dolphin or two swimming in the ocean.

This Port Douglas accommodation has plenty to offer in terms of facilities including a restaurant and bar, swimming pools, massage services, boutique, art gallery plus much more. If you are looking to explore the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest whilst on an intimate escape, then Thala Beach Nature Reserve is the perfect choice.


The bungalows are individually built on high timber poles, nestled among the naturally existing eucalypt forest. Take in the view from your private veranda or relax in the air-conditioned comfort of your room, generous windows allow you to enjoy the tropical surroundings in comfort.

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 food surrounded by uninterrupted views for miles. Dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops. Experience the tastes of the tropics surrounded by its splendour. A remarkable vista studded by Coral islands, reefs and mountain ranges.

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

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Swimming Pool
Curlews Lounge
Jungle Walk Bungalow
Jungle Walk Bungalow
Eucalypt Bungalow
Eucalypt Bungalow
Coral Sea Bungalow
Coral Sea Bungalow
Sandpiper Suite
Sandpiper Suite
Ospreys Restaurant
Beach Picnic Hamper
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