December 2010

Round Headed Parrotfish Research – The Great Barrier Reef Australia

Round Headed Parrotfish at night on The Great Barrier Reef Australia. (Source: Lexa Grutter/researcher) New research conducted by the University Of Que… More...




December 2010

Whale Shark Spotted On The Great Barrier Reef Australia

This Photo of a Whale Shark was taken by the Aristocat Crew. Tourists were treated to a lucky encounter on a trip to The Great Barrier Reef on the 5th November 2… More...




December 2010

Pygmy Seahorse Discovery – The Great Barrier Reef Australia

James Cook University scientists believe they have discovered a new species of Pygmy Seahorse on The Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The recent discovery… More...




December 2010

Christmas + New Year Accommodation Specials

Come spend Christmas + New Year at Thala Beach Lodge (Between Cairns + Port Douglas Australia) and take advantage of our special rates for the period 24/12/… More...




December 2010

Weddings at Thala, Oak Beach – Between Port Douglas + Cairns Australia

You’re in capable hands with your wedding at Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas. Thala’s fantastic wedding co-ordinator Angelique Schesser is an exper… More...




November 2010

Cassowary Identification Project Mission Beach Australia

Liz Gallie is urging people to take photographs and document sightings of Cassowaries around Mission Beach for The Cassowary Identification Program. Ms… More...




November 2010

Challenge Cairns Barrier Reef Ironman Australia

The Challenge Cairns Barrier Reef Ironman Event will be happening in Cairns on the 5th June 2011. Record prize money is up for grabs and the event is expected… More...




November 2010

Thala Supports Eco Lodges of Australia

Thala Beach Lodge is proud to be one of Australia’s leading independent ECO tourism properties that supports the new marketing group, Eco Lodges of Aust… More...




November 2010

Beautiful Photographs at Thala Beach Lodge Taken by Guest

Here are some great photographs taken recently at Thala Beach Lodge by Lucas & Melanie on their honeymoon trip! Thanks Lucus & Melanie! Click thum… More...




October 2010

Great Barrier Reef Accommodation and Experiences Australia

One of the main drawcards for visitors to Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia is The Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re on a honeymoon, lazy resort holida… More...




October 2010

Mistletoe Bird Australia

Fabulous image of a male Mistletoebird photographed at Thala by one of our guests James Lacy at the end of August 2010.  This bird is found all over Australi… More...




October 2010

Permaculture Convergence Australia

The 10th Australasian Permaculture Convergence happened in Kuranda, North Queensland Australia on the 24th – 27th September 2010. Special guest spea… More...




October 2010

Tropical Writers Festival Cairns 2010

The Tropical Writers Festival is on this weekend in Cairns from the 15th – 17th October 2010! Featuring Guest Speaker James Phelan , a literary dinne… More...




October 2010

Yellow Bellied Sunbird at Thala

Male Yellow Bellied SunbirdFootage of our friendly little Yellow Bellied Sunbird working hard! Apologies for the breaks – however was unavoidabl… More...




September 2010

Advanced Ecotourism Certification

Thala Beach Lodge has achieved the highest level of Advanced Eco Certification Only a handful of luxury accommodation experiences in Australia have care… More...




September 2010

Coral Trout Australia

A common and special sight on the Great Barrier Reef is the Coral Trout. Coral Trout are targeted by the fishing industry because they are a good eating fish a… More...




September 2010

Exclusive Bookings and Events at Thala Port Douglas

Thala has exclusive booking options for certain guests, events or larger groups wanting complete freedom and privacy on the entire 145 acre peninsular ju… More...




September 2010

The Australian Dingo

The Australian Dingo is Australia’s native dog. They are thought to have originally appeared in Asia over 10000 years ago as a descendant of one of man’… More...




August 2010

Dwarf Minke Whale Story

Rob Prettejohn made an appearance in a story on Seven’s Sunday Night Television show on 29th August 2010. We couldn’t resist posting the segm… More...




August 2010

Osprey Nest at Thala

During a recent bout of googling in the dark hours of the morning I came across an excerpt from ‘the Emu’ 1912, April addition. Page 261 to be precise. It r… More...