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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...




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...




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...




October 2010

Permaculture Convergence Australia

The 10th Australasian Permaculture Convergence happened in Kuranda, North Queensland Australia on the 24th – 27th September 2010. Special guest spea… 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

Brachychiton Megaphyllus

Brachychiton Megaphyllus is related to the flame tree and very rare to Queensland. It’s a small tree with has large stiff leaves, normally found in t… 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...




October 2009

Cedar Bay Cherry

A Cedar Bay Cherry at Thala. A walk through the lush native forests surrounding Thala Beach Lodge at this time of year will yield visitors a view of the Cedar B… More...




October 2009

Green Ants Australia

Now if you thought life was busy – you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen a green ants nest in full defense mode! They clamber all over the tree con… More...




October 2009

Dugong spotted at Thala

Thala Beach Lodge was host to a rare and beautiful visitor this week; a dugong, or ‘sea cow’ as they are sometimes called. The rare sea mammal wa… 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...