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Valentines Day Dinner 2011

By | February 2nd, 2011|Blog|

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 restaurant at Thala Beach Lodge, Australia. Indulge in our special Valentines Day Menu and treat yourselves to a night's accommodation in the romantic

Queensland Floods

By | January 18th, 2011|Blog|

Our hearts go out to everyone effected by the Queensland floods but please be aware that Queensland is a large state in Australia + Thala Beach Lodge and North Queensland have been unaffected by the floods in South East Queensland. It's business as usual for Thala but please

The Dreaming Track – Bushwalking Australia

By | January 14th, 2011|Blog|

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 join the Daintree to the tip of Cape York. Four weeks is the recommended time frame if you wish to do the 2000

Guests cocooned at Thala Beach Lodge

By | January 7th, 2011|Blog|

Many guests cocooned at 5 star Thala Beach Lodge reportedly are enjoying the experience too much to leave! Michelle Behsman, the resort’s sales and marketing manager, said the most noticeable trend in 2010 was guests choosing to spend much of their time at the resort in order to

Round Headed Parrotfish Research – The Great Barrier Reef Australia

By | December 30th, 2010|Blog|

New research conducted by the University Of Queensland has found that the Round Headed Parrotfish’s night time cocoon of mucous is actually to protect the fish from parasite attack. Previously it was thought the mucous ‘sleeping bag’ was to mask the scent of the fish from

Whale Shark Spotted On The Great Barrier Reef Australia

By | December 20th, 2010|Blog|

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 2010 when the boat they were aboard (Aristocat) came across a Whale Shark. The Whale

Pygmy Seahorse Discovery – The Great Barrier Reef Australia

By | December 14th, 2010|Blog|

James Cook University scientists believe they have discovered a new species of Pygmy Seahorse on The Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The recent discovery comes after searching 100 metres beneath the surface 200 kilometres from Cairns, Australia. At 5mm long the newly discovered Pygmy seahorse could be the world’s

Christmas + New Year Accommodation Specials

By | December 6th, 2010|Blog|

Come spend Christmas + New Year at Thala Beach Lodge (Between Cairns + Port Douglas Australia) and take advantage of our special rates for the period 24/12/2010 till 02/01/2011! Jungle Walk at AU$249.00 per night (tropical breakfast included) Eucalypt Bungalow at AU$299.00 per night (tropical breakfast included) Coral

Weddings at Thala, Oak Beach – Between Port Douglas + Cairns Australia

By | December 1st, 2010|Blog|

You’re in capable hands with your wedding at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas. Thala’s fantastic wedding co-ordinator Angelique Schesser is an experienced professional at running a smooth operation and making your wedding day one to remember! Create your perfect day with your choice of venue, beverage and

Cassowary Identification Project Mission Beach Australia

By | November 25th, 2010|Blog|

Liz Gallie is urging people to take photographs and document sightings of Cassowaries around Mission Beach for The Cassowary Identification Program. Ms Gallie started to take records and compare photos of Cassowaries around the Mission Beach, Australia, area approximately 2 years. Ms Gallie says a lot of people

Challenge Cairns Barrier Reef Ironman Australia

By | November 18th, 2010|Blog|

The Challenge Cairns Barrier Reef Ironman Event will be happening in Cairns on the 5th June 2011. Record prize money is up for grabs and the event is expected to draw 1000 athletes from around the world for a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and a 42km run.

Thala Supports Eco Lodges of Australia

By | November 9th, 2010|Blog|

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 Australia . ECO lodges of Australia consists of a collection of independent operators that provide the environmentally conscious traveler a responsible, ethical and sustainable

Beautiful Photographs at Thala Beach Lodge Taken by Guest

By | November 5th, 2010|Blog|

Here are some great photographs taken recently at Thala Beach Lodge by Lucas & Melanie on their honeymoon trip! Thanks Lucus & Melanie! Click thumbnails to view larger image.

Great Barrier Reef Accommodation and Experiences Australia

By | October 29th, 2010|Blog|

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 holiday or an adventure trip you can combine your eco accommodation at Thala Beach Lodge with some of these Great Barrier Reef Experiences.

Mistletoe Bird Australia

By | October 26th, 2010|Blog|

Fabulous image of a male Mistletoebird photographed at Thala by one of our guests James Lacy at the end of August 2010.  This bird is found all over Australia and it feeds on Mistletoe (not the Christmas variety)! They are rarely photographed as they are usually constantly on

Permaculture Convergence Australia

By | October 18th, 2010|Blog|

The 10th Australasian Permaculture Convergence happened in Kuranda, North Queensland Australia on the 24th – 27th September 2010. Special guest speaker Daryl Hannah was in attendance as a special keynote speaker along with the co-founder of Permaculture, Bill Mollison. Some other Permaculture enthusiasts in attendance included Major General

Tropical Writers Festival Cairns 2010

By | October 13th, 2010|Blog|

The Tropical Writers Festival is on this weekend in Cairns from the 15th - 17th October 2010! Featuring Guest Speaker James Phelan , a literary dinner with Gretel Killeen, workshops with Angela Murphy, Sylvia Kelso, Barbara Hannay + free events + platforms for up and coming writers. More

Yellow Bellied Sunbird at Thala

By | October 1st, 2010|Blog|

Footage of our friendly little Yellow Bellied Sunbird working hard! Apologies for the breaks - however was unavoidable - she was off collecting 'bits & pieces' in the surrounding forest! We originally put the nests up for display - but the sunbirds have decided it's a nice

Advanced Ecotourism Certification

By | September 27th, 2010|Blog|

Only a handful of luxury accommodation experiences in Australia have carefully crafted their natural balance to a level that deserves the ‘Advanced Eco Tourism’ certification. Thala Beach Lodge in tropical North Queensland, Australia is now one of them. It has achieved the highest available level in

Coral Trout Australia

By | September 20th, 2010|Blog|

A common and special sight on the Great Barrier Reef is the Coral Trout. Coral Trout are targeted by the fishing industry because they are a good eating fish and fetch a high price locally and overseas. What many people don’t realise is that all Coral Trout start

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