Nestled in 58 hectares of native forest on a secluded beach, family-owned Thala is a private nature reserve located 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Sitting spectacularly atop the headland with breathtaking vistas, Thala provides an island-style vacation on the mainland and is well placed for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. 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 Ospreys Restaurant across the forest canopy and beyond to the Coral Sea. Guests dine amongst birds in the surrounding treetops, whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly and attentive service. You can also enjoy complimentary guided onsite nature tours led by passionate & informative rangers including a unique coconut odyssey, beach combing, stargazing at an outdoor observatory, wildlife walks and bird watching tours.
Port Douglas is a town on the Coral Sea in Australia’s North Queensland, north of Cairns. It’s known for its beach resorts, and as a jumping-off point for tours to the Great Barrier Reef, which depart from the long-standing Reef Marina. The planet’s largest reef system, the Great Barrier Reef teems with colorful marine species and is a renowned snorkeling and scuba-diving destination.