Mossman Gorge Australia
April 2012

Mossman Gorge

Dense, lowland rainforest and cool streams surrounded by a precipitous mountain range characterise much of what is known as Mossman Gorge, located rough… More...

Birdwatching Australia
April 2012

Birdwatching at Thala

Situated amidst two world heritage areas, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, Thala Beach Lodge in Port Douglas attracts an array of bird l… More...

Manta Ray Australia
March 2012

Manta Ray

Often described as a gentle giant of the sea, the manta ray commonly inhabits areas between southern NSW and the tip of Cape York, as well as Ningaloo Reef off… More...

Tqual Accreditation
March 2012

Thala receives T-Qual Accreditation

T-Qual Accreditation has been awarded to Thala Beach Lodge, located between Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia. T-QUAL Accreditation is the Australian… More...

Port Douglas Accommodation
February 2012

Port Douglas Accommodation

When researching Port Douglas accommodation there are a few key factors to consider and Thala Beach Lodge ticks all the boxes. Whether you’re looking fo… More...

Coral Spawning Great Barrier Reef
November 2011

Coral Spawning The Great Barrier Reef Australia 2011

The Great Barrier Reef is set to put on another amazing show shortly as the annual coral spawning takes place. The coral spawning usually occurs 4 to 6 nights… More...

Osprey Australia
September 2011

Osprey Takes Flight at Thala

Photographer Colin McCLoud has been spending some time at Thala Beach Lodge’s bird hide to capture the maiden flight of the youngest member of Thala’s… More...

Dwarf Minke Whale
July 2011

Eye to Eye with Dwarf Minke Whales

Rob and Oonagh Prettejohn, owners of Thala Beach Lodge, have just returned from an eye-popping 6 days on the Outer Barrier Reef. Dwarf Minke Whales congreg… More...

Fish using tools
July 2011

Fish using tools on the Great Barrier Reef Australia

Here’s another great reason to visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, you might be lucky enough to see fish using tools… On the 12th November 2006 Sc… More...

Humpback Whale Great Barrier Reef
June 2011

Humpback Whales Arrive at The Great Barrier Reef

A Humpback Whale photographed on the Great Barrier Reef off Port Douglas Australia.It’s that time of the year again as reports of the first Humpback… More...

May 2011

Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns 2011

The Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns Triathlon will see thousands of athletes, spectators and media flock to the area for the headline event of the Cairns A… More...

April 2011

Thala Features in Coconut Oil Story

Thala appeared on A Current Affair on Monday 4th April as part of ACA’s Coconut Oil story. Another great appearance from Carl Johanson the coconut-n… More...

February 2011

Port Douglas Markets

If you’re staying at Thala Beach Lodge over a weekend why not check out the Port Douglas markets? The Port Douglas markets happen every Sunday on the water… More...

February 2011

Thala plays part in Guinness World Record

In December 2010 a couple earned a Guinness World Record after renewing their wedding vows 85 times. The record previously stood at 83 vows. Mark and Denise… More...

February 2011

The Great Barrier Reef Australia – Coral Research

Recent flooding in South East Queensland and the recent cyclone Yasi means weather in Australia is a hot topic at the moment. Mother nature is a powerful and… More...

February 2011

UPDATE! – Back in Operation After Cyclone Yasi – PLEASE READ

Thala Beach Lodge is back in action after Cyclone Yasi! There were many leaves and branches spread over Thala after Cyclone Yasi made landfall at approxima… More...

February 2011

Valentines Day Dinner 2011

If you’re in Cairns or Port Douglas and you’re looking for a romantic escape for you and your partner then why not dine in Osprey’s resta… More...

January 2011

Queensland Floods

Our hearts go out to everyone effected by the Queensland floods but please be aware that Queensland is a large state in Australia + Thala Beach Lodge and Nort… More...

January 2011

The Dreaming Track – Bushwalking Australia

The Queensland Government is planning to begin construction of The Dreaming Track in 2011. The Dreaming Track will be a combination of trails that will joi… More...

January 2011

Guests cocooned at Thala Beach Lodge

Many guests cocooned at 5 star Thala Beach Lodge reportedly are enjoying the experience too much to leave! Michelle Behsman, the resort’s sales and mark… More...