Set on over 140 acres of native forest and boasting a private beach, Thala Beach Nature Reserve is an Eco-friendly wildlife retreat. This secluded sanctuary is nestled on a coastal headland and offers magnificent views of the sparkling Coral Sea.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is conveniently located within 10 minutes’ drive of Port Douglas. It is 45 minutes’ drive from Cairns City Center. Guests can explore the nearby Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

These boutique timber bungalows offer ocean, mountain or forest views. Guests can relax on their private balcony and enjoy the native birds and wildlife. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer a bathtub, a refrigerator, and a mini-bar.

The property features an organic coconut plantation, and natural swimming pools formed by granite boulders and waterfalls. Free guided nature tours are available and include tree planting, stargazing at an outdoor observatory, beach discovery, wildlife walks and bird-watching tours.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

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Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free Parking Available On Site

Activities:

Fishing

Game room

Spa

ATM & Currency Exchange: Need cash? There's an ATM and a currency exchange service at this property.

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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

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About Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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  • Is your private beach next to the property or do I need to use a means of transportation to go there?

    Our private beach is located next to the property and easily accessible.


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    Answered on June 12, 2020
  • Is there a kitchen/kitchenette in the standard bungalow.?

    Hi there, There is no kitchen however we have a mini bar fridge and coffee and tea making facilities in all of our bungalows. Warm Regards Claire


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    Answered on January 11, 2021
  • Hi, is there a daily shuttle to pick up & take us into the town of Cairns in September at $10/person one way? Times of shuttle schedule? Thanks

    The local bus goes to Port Douglas and cost $10pp one way. Not to Cairns. This bus does need to be pre-booked an hour prior to pickup times. Pick up times from Thala are 0930, 12pm, 3:30pm, 630pm and return times are 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm.


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    Answered on February 3, 2021
  • Can I snorkel at your beach? What is there to see in the waters near you?

    Hi, unfortunately we are in stinger season and swimming is not recommended on the beaches. There are two rock pools for swimming. For snorkelling this would be available on a reef tour and they would have the equipment including stinger suits.


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    Answered on May 13, 2021
  • Hi there! Are crocodiles an issue if you get a picnic hamper for the beach or want to walk along the beach? It looks so beautiful

    It is quite safe to enjoy a stroll on the beach and a picnic under the palm trees!


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    Asked about: Bungalow with Forest View • Answered on March 19, 2021
  • Hi, do you have any bungalows with twin beds rather than double beds? We are not a couple but travelling together. Thanks, Ria

    Hi Ria, Yes we absolutely can do twin beds in any of the bungalow types. You will need to specify this in your booking requests at time of booking please. Regards, Amee


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    Answered on April 9, 2021
  • What does partial cancellation refund actually mean

    Our standard cancelation policy is that you forfeit 1 night's accommodation if you cancel within 24 hours of your confirmed arrival date. A full refund is issued if cancelation is received prior to this.


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    Answered on August 5, 2021
  • Do you offer locals discount?

    Booking.com is an independent website and our property doesn't manage their bookings. Thank you for your understanding. Kind regards,


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    Answered on November 8, 2021
  • If we have two kids aged 3 and 1 will that fit in one bungalow? The 3 year old can sleep in the bed with us and a porta cot will suffice for the little one.

    We can certainly organise a cot in the room free of charge for your little one. We can organise a rollaway for your 3 year old at $50/night if you wish, however they can definitely share the bed with you.


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    Answered on October 26, 2021
  • Is there room service and does the pool have a swim up bar?

    Hi there! We don't do room service as such- we offer picnic hampers that can be delivered to your room or to the beach. Our bar is seperate to the pool but very close in proximity.


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    Asked about: Standard Bungalow • Answered on March 23, 2021
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?

    Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located on a private beach, access is via a short walk.


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    Answered on June 12, 2020
  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?

    All local tours pickup and drop off from Thala Beach Nature Reserve. Airport transfers are available on request.


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    Answered on June 12, 2020
  • It looks beautiful but are there any rooms without too many stairs for access? Is Thala Beach suitable for a person with limited mobility? Thanks

    Yes absolutely we do have some easier access rooms. You just need to make it known at time of booking that you have limited mobility and we can help.


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    Answered on June 29, 2020
  • We have 2 adults and 2 kids. If I book 2 standard rooms, how close are these rooms? My kids are 13 and 6 yo. Thanks

    They are not adjoining as all rooms are individual structures but we would get you two adjacent bungalows that would only be a few metres between them


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    Answered on August 4, 2020
  • Hi, do you have wifi? Thanks, Sarah

    Hi Sarah! Wifi Access is only available in the main lodge, not in the rooms.


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    Answered on April 27, 2021
  • hi, is there any accommodation available for one bungalow with 2 adults and 2 kids aged 6 and 8? Thanks

    Hello. Yes there are some family Jungle Walk and Eucalyptus Bungalows suitable for a family of 4. The family room have a king bed and a bunk bed. The Kingfisher Suite has two separate rooms that join via the bathroom suitable for 4. Rose


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    Answered on September 26, 2021
  • Hi there, we r a family of 4 (2 adults/2kids) & just want 1 bungalow - can we get 2 rollaway beds? Or let our son share our bed + rollout 4 our teen?

    Hi there! We have 2 family bungalows, a Eucalypt for $669 or a Jungle Walk for $515. These are studio style & have a king bed & bunks in the same room. We also have the kingfisher suite for $799 which is one bungalow with 2 bedrooms.


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    Answered on February 2, 2021
  • hello, We are 3 adults travelling toyou from 17th July to 23rd July from Melbourne. Please let me know if you have accomodation in one bungalow with 2 bedrooms. We have a ninety year old with us who needs to be under one roof. Thankyou

    Hi there, unfortunately our only 2 bedroom suite is fully booked for your dates so all I can offer you is 2 seperate bungalows next to each other for the date range. Let me know if this is something you would like to explore Warm regards Diana


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    Answered on May 22, 2021
  • Is there a bus or shuttle that could take us to the airport on checkout? Times/prices please.... Thanks again

    We can arrange a shuttle bus to the airport for you from $52 per person one way. We require your flight number and time and then the bus company tells us which service you will be on and what your pick up time is. Services are limited at the moment.


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    Asked about: Bungalow with Forest View • Answered on February 2, 2021
  • Is your beach recommended for Kiting?

    No sorry Oak Beach is not recommended for kiting however it is popular a little further south towards Palm Cove


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    Answered on April 15, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary
    6.2 miles
  • Macrossan Street
    7.8 miles
  • Marina Mirage
    7.9 miles
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
    7.9 miles
  • Flames of the Forest
    11.6 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Coral Sea
    0.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Oak Beach
    2,300 feet
  • Four Mile Beach
    4.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cairns Airport
    25.6 miles
How to get to Thala Beach Nature Reserve from Cairns Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Osprey’s Restaurant

    Food: Australian

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Resort Facilities at Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Diving Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Library
  • Game room
  • Fishing Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
Spa
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free
Extra bed by request
AUD 50 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
AUD 50 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Visa Eftpos Diners Club American Express Debit card Thala Beach Nature Reserve accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 2.5% charge when you pay with a credit card.

FAQs about Thala Beach Nature Reserve

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Thala Beach Nature Reserve (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Thala Beach Nature Reserve by:

    • Taxi 50min

  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve is 1,800 feet from the center of Oak Beach.

  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Library
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Beach
    • Spa facilities
    • Live music/Performance
    • Horseback riding
    • Walking tours
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Private beach area
    • Spa/Wellness packages

  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve has 1 restaurant:

    • Osprey’s Restaurant

  • The prices at Thala Beach Nature Reserve may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at Thala Beach Nature Reserve include:

    • Bungalow
    • Family
    • Suite

  • Guests staying at Thala Beach Nature Reserve can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at Thala Beach Nature Reserve is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.