Thala Beach Nature Reserve Video Footage

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe family-owned eco and wildlife retreat with 58 hectares of native forest adjacent to secluded Oak Beach. Conveniently located 45 minutes drive north of Cairns and 15 minutes south of Port Douglas, guests enjoy the best of the tropics from this private paradise.

Thala has proudly achieved the highest accreditation of eco-certification through sustainable practices and environmental sensitivity. Boutique timber bungalows are built high on stilts within the forest canopy providing a private and unobtrusive approach to nature. 83 bungalows enjoy ocean, mountain or forest views.

A very friendly agile wallaby, that was given the name Apple by a young guest, is gaining in confidence, thrilling guests as she hops through the lobby. Check out our social media pages for more photos and videos of #AppletheWallaby – she’s become quite the social media sensation!

The Sandpiper Suite is our best room. Located on the top of a private headland, guests enjoy private ocean viewing spots amongst nature as well as extraordinary views from the spacious suite.

Coral Sea Bungalows have ocean, mountain and forest views and are located closest to the main lodge.

Eucalypt Bungalows have forest canopy views and are located throughout the native forest on Thala’s headland.

Jungle Walk Bungalows are Thala’s lead in rooms, have forest views and are located on the lower sides of the ridge, approx 5 mins walk from the main lodge.

TV presenter Dean Miller and executive chef Alastair McLeod joined forces for an episode of Queensland Weekender which featured Thala Beach Nature Reserve and showcased the Daintree area. Put your feet up and watch the full episode above.


Sylvia Jeffreys stayed with us while filming her short clip for the 1 day in paradise competition. Check out her short film above.


Here’s Michelle Behsman introducing Thala Beach Nature Reserve.