Comb Crested Jacana + Brown Backed Honey Eater

November 2009

The Comb Crested Jacana (Trediparra Gailinacea) is a new species added to the growing list of birds identified at Thala Beach Lodge in Tropical North Queen… More…

Ray Crooke Painting Australia

November 2009

A painting at Thala has caused many questions as to its meaning. History writes that G.E Dalrymple was the first white man to land on the shores at Kewarra Bea… More…

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

November 2009

When it comes to BIG butterflies you don’t get better than the Birdwing Butterfly (Omithoptera priamus) or the Cairns Birdwing. Yes, the people of Cairn… More…

Ulysses Butterfly

November 2009

One of the great pleasures of living in Tropical North Queensland is sitting on a verandah gazing out at luxuriant rainforest. Then there is the jeweled aff… More…

Cape York Lily Australia

November 2009

Naturally distributed through the tropical areas of Australia The Cape York Lily (Curcuma Australasica) is also in full bloom with its striking electric… More…

Cedar Bay Cherry

October 2009

A walk through the lush native forests surrounding Thala Beach Lodge at this time of year will yield visitors a view of the Cedar Bay Cherry fruiting. This un… More…

Green Ants Australia

October 2009

Now if you thought life was busy – you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen a green ants nest in full defense mode! They clamber all over the tree con… More…

Dugong spotted at Thala

October 2009

Thala Beach Lodge was host to a rare and beautiful visitor this week; a dugong, or ‘sea cow’ as they are sometimes called. The rare sea mammal wa… More…

Humbled by a Humpback Whale

October 2009

I have been in the water for fifteen minutes. The water is thirty-five metres deep and clear. It is now silent and shafts of sunlight meet at a point beneath me… More…

Australian Birds at Thala

October 2009

Some new and fairly rare species of Australian birds are being seen at Thala probably due to the very dry period. A Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor) has been sp… More…

Top 20 Places to propose list includes Thala Beach lodge

October 2009

Thala Beach Lodge has earned a spot in Travel Ninemsn’s article “Top 20 places in Australia to Propose” by David Whitley.
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Tropical Kitchen Filming feat Miguel Maestre

October 2009

Thala was proud to play host to Spanish Celebrity Chef Miguel Maestre during a two week filming session in Far North Queensland. Tropical Kitchen evolved f… More…

Green Sea Turtle

September 2009

These shots of a Green Sea Turtle were taken at Low Isles off the coast of Port Douglas, Australia. They are one of the few species still in existence that woul… More…

Go Troppo Arts Festival Port Douglas

September 2009

Port Douglas, despite extensive development over the years, has always maintained a community rich in creativity. From the creator of exquisite shell je… More…

Underwater at Thala Beach Lodge

September 2009

When I was staying at Thala Beach Lodge, the ocean was clear and I spent a day swimming around the rocks with my underwater camera. Within 200 metres of Thala… More…

The Great Barrier Reef Australia

September 2009

The world’s biggest living structure is The Great Barrier Reef. The only living thing visible from Earth’s orbit. The Great Barrier Reef run… More…

Some Photographs taken at Thala

September 2009

Here’s some recent shots taken from around Thala!
The unique North Australian environment that Thala is located in is host to a wide variety of rare A… More…

Poplar Gums

September 2009

I had never taken so much note of the eucalyptus of my homeland, the Northern Tropics of Australia, as when I read Eucalyptus, a novel by Australian novelist… More…

Atherton Tablelands Australia and the Tree Kangaroo

September 2009

A day trip from Thala Beach Lodge takes you via the Rex Range to climb to the Atherton Tablelands. The views are spectacular as you begin a journey that can tak… More…

Southern Cassowary Australia

September 2009

You may be lucky enough to see the rare (and currently endangered) Southern Cassowary on your visit to Far North Queensland, Australia. This large flightl… More…

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