Thala Beach Nature Reserve


5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach QLD 4877, Australia
  • 1-3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms

Relax and recharge in the rainforest

Property reviewed by Stephanie Mikkelsen

Where to start with Thala Beach Nature Reserve? This North Queensland resort is where deluxe accommodation and eco-friendly credentials meet – and the result is downright amazing. A getaway here will leave any guest feeling relaxed, revived and restored. In fact, you’ll probably feel like that after just one night.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is sandwiched between Cairns and Port Douglas. It sits on private headland – 145 acres of it, to be exact – that comes complete with a stretch of untouched coast, panoramic views and lush tropical rainforest. Your experience starts from the moment you pull up. You’ll be greeted with an arrival cocktail in the airy, open lobby, and this attention to detail will set the tone for the rest of your stay.

It’s then on to your accommodation. Thala Beach Nature Reserve has four room types to choose from. The timber bungalows are all nestled within the rainforest and are built at varying heights; some sit in the upper canopies of the forest and others are set low on the forest floor. All bungalows have balconies, comfortable king beds, ensuites, and ocean, mountain or forest views. Be sure to kick back on your balcony and keep your eyes peeled for visiting birds, butterflies, wallabies, possums and sugar gliders.

The resort has everything you need (and want) to make your stay the envy of your Facebook friends. Ospreys Restaurant is where fine dining is taken to a higher level, quite literally. The restaurant is perched high among the tree tops and boasts views from Double Island to Cape Tribulation and across the Great Barrier Reef. There are two free-form swimming pools made for gentle paddling or late-night swims. If sea swimming is more your style, make a beeline for the private beach and sheltered coves.

Feel like getting active? A winding network of walking trails weaves through the forest, palm groves and coconut plantation, or you could hire a kayak to explore by sea. Of course, you can also join one of the free activities run by the resort. Choose from guided nature walks, beachcombing, tree planting and stargazing.


  • Swimming pool
  • Spa/Jacuzzi
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • TV
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Air conditioning
  • iPod dock
  • Books
  • Games
  • Internet
  • Desk
  • On-site restaurant/café
  • Toiletries provided
  • Outdoor dining
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Nature
  • Luxury
  • Beach


12-minute drive to Hartleys Crocodile Adventures. 14-minute drive to Port Douglas. 38-minute drive to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. 51-minute drive to Cairns. 1 hour 45-minute drive to Cape Tribulation (includes ferry).

Price & Availability

This property can be booked instantly by credit card. Online bookings incur a 4.5% service fee, which is added to the total on the check-out page once you select a room to book.

Cancellation policy

All bookings made on Beautiful Accommodation are subject to a cancellation fee of 12.5% (of the total transaction value), in addition to the existing cancellation policy of the property. Click here for Beautiful Accommodation's full terms and conditions. Please see the property's cancellation policy below:

Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room must be made at least 24 hours prior to the check in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the first changed or cancelled night.

Check-in policy

Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00