Thala Beach Lodge

Thala Beach Lodge is on a headland surrounded by over 2 km of private sandy beaches and sheltered coves. The views from the restaurant are panoramic, taking in the Far North Queensland coast from Double Island to Cape Tribulation, and from the sparkling waters of the Great Barrier Reef to the World Heritage forests that cover the ranges. Thala is 10 minutes from Port Douglas (regular shuttle) and all tours in the Cairns, Port Douglas area pick up at the Lodge. All buildings are up in the tree canopy, providing an unobtrusive relationship with nature.

Thala is an area exceptionally rich in habitat diversity, making it one of the best places on the coast for bird and butterfly watching. The gardens are a thriving habitat for many of local small marsupials, amphibians, and smaller reptiles. Picnic baskets can be arranged, there’s a boutique, adventure desk, art gallery and a display of Australian opals and handcrafted jewellery. There are two freeform swimming pools. The main pool features waterfalls, spas and grottos. Secluded among the gardens is the “Rock Pool”, a smaller and more intimate swimming pool for guests looking for a quiet, relaxing grove.


All rooms are air-conditioned with ceiling fans and have coffee and tea facilities, hair dryers, remote control television, mini bar, bath and shower, safe-keeping facilities, private balcony, telephone, tropical furnishings, king or queen sized bed and private access.

The intimate bungalows among the trees are beautifully appointed. They have private verandahs and generous windows so you can enjoy the tropical surroundings from the inside or outside. Located on the foremost point of the headland, overlooking two secluded beaches is a suite that has a spectacular view. This luxuriously furnished suite has a private verandah, lounge room and spacious bedroom. It’s perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways.


Ospreys Restaurant offers fine food with uninterrupted views for 110 kilometres. Dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops. The ‘Masked Plover’ Cocktail Bar is open throughout the day and evening. It overlooks the pool and the expanse of coast and rainforests.

Getting There

Thala is 40 minutes north of Cairns, just south of Port Douglas.

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