October 2009

Australian Birds at Thala

Birdwatchers contain yourself please! Some new and fairly rare species of Australian birds are being seen at Thala probably due to the very dry period. A No… More...




October 2009

Top 20 Places to propose list includes Thala Beach lodge

Thala Beach Lodge has earned a spot in Travel Ninemsn’s article “Top 20 places in Australia to Propose” by David Whitley. ” Oak B… More...




October 2009

Tropical Kitchen Filming feat Miguel Maestre

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




September 2009

Green Sea Turtle

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...




September 2009

Go Troppo Arts Festival Port Douglas

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




September 2009

Underwater at Thala Beach Lodge

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...




September 2009

The Great Barrier Reef Australia

Snorkelling on The Great Barrier Reef The world’s biggest living structure is The Great Barrier Reef. The only living thing visible from EarthR… More...




September 2009

Some Photographs taken at Thala

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...




September 2009

Poplar Gums

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...




September 2009

Atherton Tablelands Australia and the Tree Kangaroo

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...




September 2009

Southern Cassowary Australia

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...




August 2009

Port Douglas Australia – Gold to Tourism

Port Douglas is a small coastal town with a current population of approximately 4000 permanent residents. It is sometimes seen to attract celebrities dra… More...




August 2009

Rainbow Lorikeets Australia

Rainbow Lorikeet at Thala I could watch Rainbow Lorikeets for hours, given the time. At Thala they pierce through the forest at lightening speed. Their win… More...




August 2009

Sugar Gliders Australia – Doogle and Zebedee

About five years ago two furry little morsels arrived at Thala in the hands of an amazing wildlife carer who had rescued the orphaned baby Sugar Gliders, whi… More...




August 2009

White Bellied Sea Eagle Australia

The rainforest clad mountains behind Thala Beach Lodge cause uplift in the afternoon sea breezes of The Tradewinds. With stiffly held upturned wings, sea… More...




August 2009

Festival Cairns 2009

Here we are in August, our Tropic Winter, and our region is ready to celebrate as a community. It’s Festival Cairns! From the 21st August to the 6th of Septe… More...




August 2009

1st Ladies Club – Pacific Forum , Cairns August 2009

It isn’t as if life ever really gets boring up in our part of the world even if it’s the odd Jezebel or Big Greasy. Don’t get too excited they’re butter… More...




August 2009

Total Solar Eclipse Australia 2012

A total solar eclipse will be visible at Thala Beach Lodge (on the coast between Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia) at approx 20:39 UT ( 6:39 am local time) o… More...