Thala Beach Nature Reserve GPS Coordinates are: -16.587254, 145.513744

Driving Instructions

Driving to Thala from Cairns airport is very simple.

  • Once you leave the airport you come to a set of traffic lights at the junction with the main Cook Highway. Turn RIGHT at these lights and remain on this road for approximately 50 minutes. There are a total of 9 roundabouts all between the airport and Kewarra Beach. Make sure that you always exit off these roundabouts on the Port Douglas/Mossman exit (DO NOT TURN OFF FOR KURANDA).
  • After the ninth roundabout remain on this road for approximately 25 to 30 minutes. It follows the coastline and is a very picturesque drive (REMEMBER TO KEEP TO THE LEFT). You will pass Hartley’s Creek Crocodile Farm and a small area of homes known as Wangetti.
  • Thala is approximately 12 minutes past this point the road twists around the coastline. There are places that slower cars can pull over to the left and slow down to allow faster traffic following to pass.
  • You will come to a coconut plantation and a colourful sign on the right indicating Thala Beach Nature Reserve 100 metres ahead on the right, start indicating to turn RIGHT at this stage. You will then come to our entrance, drive up to the main lodge and reception area as we have valet parking in place to take care of your vehicle.

Drive safely.

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