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...




August 2010

A Dwarf Minke Whale of a Time….

Rob Prettejohn and Rahni Sadler display an original drawing of the Dwarf Minke Whales In June,  I was contacted by Dale Paget, who introduced himself as a p… More...




August 2010

Our new website has been launched!

We’re excited to announce Thala’s new and improved website is now online! Our new site incorporates our blog + a heap of new images from The Gre… More...




April 2010

Official opening of the new bird hide!

Amongst peaceful doves and under the watchful eye of the resident nesting pair of Osprey, David Anderson and the team at Thala officially launched the newe… More...




January 2010

Coconut Chocolate

Coconut Chocolate Recipe Now that I have your attention we’ll get to the chocolate in a moment. Many people believe coconuts are bad because they contain… More...




December 2009

Papuan Frogmouth

It’s a pitch black night here at Thala. A strange repetitive sound ‘zoop zoop zoop zoop’ softly resonates through the rainforest. It is hard to tell w… More...




December 2009

Flame Tree Photos

The Flame Tree – Brachychiton acerifolius is in full flower at Thala and native to the East Coast of Australia. The Flame Tree holds a commanding stature w… More...