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Humpback Whales Arrive at The Great Barrier Reef

June 1st, 2011


It’s that time of the year again as reports of the first Humpback Whales arriving on the Great Barrier Reef off Port Douglas and Cairns are rolling in.… More…

Thala plays part in Guinness World Record

February 17th, 2011

In December 2010 a couple earned a Guinness World Record after renewing their wedding vows 85 times. The record previously stood at 83 vows.
Mark and Denise… More…

The Great Barrier Reef Australia – Coral Research

February 10th, 2011

Recent flooding in South East Queensland and the recent cyclone Yasi means weather in Australia is a hot topic at the moment. Mother nature is a powerful and… More…

UPDATE! – Back in Operation After Cyclone Yasi – PLEASE READ

February 4th, 2011

Thala Beach Lodge is back in action after Cyclone Yasi!
There were many leaves and branches spread over Thala after Cyclone Yasi made landfall at approxima… More…

Valentines Day Dinner 2011

February 2nd, 2011

If you’re in Cairns or Port Douglas and you’re looking for a romantic escape for you and your partner then why not dine in Osprey’s resta… More…

The Dreaming Track – Bushwalking Australia

January 14th, 2011

The Queensland Government is planning to begin construction of The Dreaming Track in 2011. The Dreaming Track will be a combination of trails that will joi… More…

Whale Shark Spotted On The Great Barrier Reef Australia

December 20th, 2010

Tourists were treated to a lucky encounter on a trip to The Great Barrier Reef on the 5th November 2010 when the boat they were aboard (Aristocat) came across… More…

Cassowary Identification Project Mission Beach Australia

November 25th, 2010

Liz Gallie is urging people to take photographs and document sightings of Cassowaries around Mission Beach for The Cassowary Identification Program. Ms… More…

Thala Supports Eco Lodges of Australia

November 9th, 2010

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…

Great Barrier Reef Accommodation and Experiences Australia

October 29th, 2010

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…

Yellow Bellied Sunbird at Thala

October 1st, 2010

Footage of our friendly little Yellow Bellied Sunbird working hard! Apologies for the breaks – however was unavoidable – she was off collect… More…

Advanced Ecotourism Certification

September 27th, 2010

Only a handful of luxury accommodation experiences in Australia have carefully crafted their natural balance to a level that deserves the ‘Advanced Ec… More…

Exclusive Bookings and Events at Thala Port Douglas

September 13th, 2010

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…

The Australian Dingo

September 6th, 2010

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…

Flame Tree Photos

December 12th, 2009

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…

Ray Crooke Painting Australia

November 12th, 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…

Cape York Lily Australia

November 2nd, 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…

Green Sea Turtle

September 28th, 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…

Underwater at Thala Beach Lodge

September 21st, 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 16th, 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…

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