Thala Beach Lodge is Coconut Crazy

December 2013

coconut crazy

Resort owners, Rob and Oonagh Prettejohn showed amazing foresight when they planted 700 coconut trees over three decades ago at beautiful Thala Beach Lod… More…

Win two nights at Thala Beach Lodge

August 2013

frog photo competition

If you have ever visited Thala Beach Lodge you know how captivating its beauty is, and we’re guessing you would have managed to take a few snaps during… More…

The growing Osprey family at Thala

August 2013

baby ospreys at Thala Port Douglas

With the house firmly established after undergoing recent renovations and decorations, the young family continues to grow. It is thought by some that ext… More…

Breakfast in paradise – Ospreys Restaurant

July 2013

breakfast ospreys restaurant port douglas

Breakfast at Ospreys Restaurant is one of the highlights of the day for guests at Thala Beach Lodge Port Douglas. Perched high in the treetops, this is no ord… More…

Sylvia Jeffreys’ One Day in Paradise

June 2013

sylvia jeffreys thala port douglas resort

If you had One Day in Paradise, what would you do? That’s the challenge thrown at 20 different filmmakers by TTNQ (Tourism Tropical North Queensland) as a… More…

Five Favourite Book Reading Spots at Thala

April 2013

Curlews Reading Room

You’re booked in for some much needed tropical relaxation at Thala, and you’ve been mulling over what activities you might engage in. Adventure, roma… More…

Crimson Finch

February 2013

crimson finch

Within Thala’s stunning surrounds, it’s the native residents which often lend the resort its vibrant setting. One such resident, which you may occas… More…

Thala on Queensland Weekender

January 2013

QLD Weekender Thala Beach

When TV presenter Dean Miller and executive chef Alastair McLeod joined for an episode of Queensland Weekender, the two could hardly look more dissimilar… More…

Magpie Goose

January 2013

Magpie Goose

While sounding like some disturbing hybrid mutation that swoops residents while making loud honking noises, the magpie goose is a species in its own right… More…

Yellow Honeyeater

December 2012

Yellow Honeyeater Australia

With a name like Yellow Honeyeater, it’s no wonder this bird often chirps happily, as it conjures up such lovely imagery. It’s also a fortunate bir… More…

Brahminy Kite

December 2012

Brahminy Kite

While sounding like a sweet bird, the Brahminy Kite is not to be trifled with. With piercing dark eyes and a strongly aquiline yellow beak, the bird is primar… More…

Fireflies

December 2012

Fireflies

Darting through the night air, creating a scintillating display of wonder with its luminous beauty, the firefly puts on quite a display. And while differe… More…

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

December 2012

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Look to the skies in the country’s north, particularly during dry periods, and you may see (or hear) a strange and beautiful bird. A dark creature with red… More…

Illawarra Flame Tree (Brachychiton Acerifolius)

November 2012

Flame Tree

The splashes of colour and vitality of Far North Queensland are part of what makes it such a wonderful destination, especially considering it’s such a se… More…

Kuku Yalanji

November 2012

Kuku-Yalangi

Originating from the rainforests of Far North Queensland, the Kuku Yalanji people have been living in harmony with the environment for over 50,000 years.… More…

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

November 2012

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

The largest endemic butterfly in Australia, the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly has a wingspan of up to 18cm. Besides its proportional, pterodactyl-like reac… More…

The Rainbow Lorikeet

November 2012

Rainbow Lorikeet

A colourful addition to the treetops of Far North Queensland is the rainbow lorikeet. Possessing a stunning chromatic plumage in the form of a deep-blue he… More…

Hang gliding Port Douglas

October 2012

Hang Gliding Port Douglas

Hang gliding in Port Douglas is an adventure that you will remember for the rest of your life. If you have ever wondered what flying like a bird is really like,… More…

Brain Coral

October 2012

Brain Coral

Found in warm, shallow water environments at the Great Barrier Reef and around the world, the cerebral looking brain coral lends a sci-fi atmosphere to its… More…

The Hawksbill Turtle

October 2012

Hawksbill Turtle

For many, the most awe inspiring sight at the Great Barrier Reef is spotting a turtle. These gentle, graceful creatures are marvellous to see in their natur… More…

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