Breakfast at Ospreys Restaurant Port Douglas is one of the highlights of the day for guests at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. Perched high in the treetops, this is no ordinary dining room – with virtually 360 degrees of superlative views this is one of the most stunning settings you can possibly imagine to start the day. Year round, Port Douglas enjoys one of the best climates in the world, so breakfasting semi-alfresco 12 months of the year is top of the menu.

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Above: Sunrise at Thala Beach Lodge.

From the breakfast tables more than 100km of views stretch across the World Heritage rainforests, the lush hinterlands and east across the glistening Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. Marry this setting with the fresh, seasonal, local food and you have the perfect start to the perfect day.

Essentially, diners can enjoy whatever style of breakfast they choose at Ospreys. Charcuterie platters, freshly baked breads and pastries, with always freshly brewed coffee and teas. For a lighter start to the day there is cereal and fresh seasonal local fruits and juices.

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Above: An early breakfast at Ospreys Restaurant is an awe inspiring way to start the day.

The a la Carte breakfast menu changes seasonally, but the quality remains consistent. Produce is sourced daily from local markets and providores sourcing direct from the neighbouring Atherton Tablelands and the Coral Sea. The latest menu can be viewed here on Osprey’s Restaurant main page.

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Above: Rainbow Lorikeets are regulars at Osprey’s breakfasts.

As you breakfast, the colourful sunbirds, lorikeets and honeyeaters feed and splash in their nests a few metres away in the surrounding treetops, while the morning sun filters through the leafy canopy. The views stretch for miles across the coastline, over the hinterlands and across the Coral Sea from Double Island to Cape Tribulation. As you gaze out to sea, if you’re lucky you may spot a whale, a pod of dolphins playing, sea eagles diving for fish or turtles cruising the majestic coastline of Far North Queensland.

Read more about Osprey’s Restaurant Port Douglas.