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September 2014

Spring – one of the best times to visit Tropical North QLD

Cynics would say that there are only two seasons in the tropics: wet and dry. But they’d be SO wrong. While winter is absolutely delightful in Tropical Nor… More...



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August 2014

Dolphins and Whales sighted by Thala Beach Lodge guests

It’s humpback whale season in Tropical North Queensland with humpbacks recently spotted by guests staying at Thala Beach Lodge. Venturing north on the… More...



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June 2011

Humpback Whales Arrive at The Great Barrier Reef

A Humpback Whale photographed on the Great Barrier Reef off Port Douglas Australia.It’s that time of the year again as reports of the first Humpback… More...




February 2011

Thala plays part in Guinness World Record

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...




February 2011

The Great Barrier Reef Australia – Coral Research

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...




February 2011

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

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...




February 2011

Valentines Day Dinner 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...




January 2011

The Dreaming Track – Bushwalking Australia

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...




December 2010

Whale Shark Spotted On The Great Barrier Reef Australia

This Photo of a Whale Shark was taken by the Aristocat Crew. Tourists were treated to a lucky encounter on a trip to The Great Barrier Reef on the 5th November 2… More...




November 2010

Cassowary Identification Project Mission Beach Australia

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




November 2010

Thala Supports Eco Lodges of Australia

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...




October 2010

Great Barrier Reef Accommodation and Experiences Australia

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...




October 2010

Yellow Bellied Sunbird at Thala

Male Yellow Bellied SunbirdFootage of our friendly little Yellow Bellied Sunbird working hard! Apologies for the breaks – however was unavoidabl… More...




September 2010

Advanced Ecotourism Certification

Thala Beach Lodge has achieved the highest level of Advanced Eco Certification Only a handful of luxury accommodation experiences in Australia have care… More...




September 2010

Exclusive Bookings and Events at Thala Port Douglas

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...




September 2010

The Australian Dingo

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...




December 2009

Flame Tree Photos

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...




November 2009

Ray Crooke Painting Australia

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...




November 2009

Cape York Lily Australia

The Cape York Lily at Thala Beach Lodge. Naturally distributed through the tropical areas of Australia The Cape York Lily (Curcuma Australasica) is also i… 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...