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At Thala Beach Nature Reserve, guests enjoy comfort within a beautiful, natural environment that is home to many unique Australian plants and animals. Add to this good local food, Tropical Queensland hospitality and interactive experiences, including visits to The Great Barrier Reef and guided walks in ancient Gondwanan rainforests, guests have a combination of experiences available nowhere else in the world.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia. Perfectly positioned on a private headland, Thala is surrounded by the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, providing easy access for our guests to immerse themselves in the surrounding natural grandeur and the abundance of nature-based activities that are on offer.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. Deluxe eco accommodation options are sensitively positioned amongst the resort’s 145 acre property. Thala’s Eucalypt Bungalows allow you to intimately experience the unique tropical forest in supreme comfort and privacy. Eucalypt Bungalows are individually positioned and border Thala’s pathways as they gently rise up the headland through the lush Eucalypt forest.
Star Gazing: The Thala night sky is free from light pollution and filled with millions of stars. Enjoy an introduction to the beautiful Southern Constellations from an experienced, passionate guide. View many fascinating stars and planets using telescopes and binoculars at the unique outdoor observatory.
Coconut Odyssey: On Australia’s only coconut tour, not only do you get to drink & eat from the very young green coconut to the little known ‘Coconut Apple’ – you will also learn the truth about the health benefits of coconuts. The ‘Tree Of Life’ has astonishing advantages from helping to reduce body fat and lower cholesterol, to building the immune system.
Bird & Butterfly Walks: David is our bird and butterfly expert and you will be thrilled at the colour and variety of the species to be found at Thala. An early start to hear the first chorus of Thala’s birds in full song is a wonderful way to welcome a new day. We also have local experts who can take you for full day birding expeditions through a wide variety of habitats.
Nature & Garden Walks: You will be guided through 145 acres of a variety of native flora by Brett and his enthusiastic team. They delight in sharing their extensive knowledge and passion for the environment, plants and animals.
Talks with Kuku Yalangi People: Elders from our aboriginal community, the Kuku Yalangi people, share their stories as passed on from previous generations including the history of their ancient cultural traditions. You will enjoy seeing and learning the value of bush tucker food, the knowledge of which has been nurtured since the age of the hunter-gatherer. The haunting rhythms of the traditional Didgeridoo is being incorporated into many forms of contemporary music, here it will take you back to the beginnings of the aboriginal Dreamtime.
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A deposit of 30% is required to secure a reservation and final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. If a reservation is made within 90 days prior to departure then full monies must be received prior to confirmation. A 30% deposit is required at the time of making a booking. Some tours require higher deposits to meet the tour operators’ booking conditions. (These details are available from The Africa Safari Co. and will be reflected on your invoice. Full payment is required on Gorilla Safaris. The purchase of a gorilla trekking permit is non-refundable.