Snorkelling on The Great Barrier ReefOne 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.


If you’re on a honeymoon why not book a helicopter flight out to a private sand cay surrounded by crystal clear coral waters.  Or take a scenic flight over The Great Barrier Reef to marvel at the world’s largest living structure and get a sense of the expansive coral waters and individual reefs.
Fly to the ‘Castaway’ location in your exclusive helicopter for a morning of complete solitude on a deserted beach accessed only by air or water.

Private Yacht Charter

For an exclusive Great Barrier Reef experience, why not charter your own luxury yacht to guarantee a personalised itinerary to take in the best reef experiences.

Scuba Diving

If diving takes your fancy why not checkout some of the world’s best known dive spots. There are many Great Barrier Reef dive locations and options located within day trip distance from Port Douglas and Cairns. One of these spots is the Cod Hole. Named after the resident Potato cod that live there The Cod Hole is located on Ribbon Reef number 10.

Humpback Whale at The Great Barrier Reef AustraliaWhale Watching

Dwarf Minke Whales visit the Great Barrier Reef during the months May through to July. Unique tours and liveaboard experiences can be organised to view these amazing whales. Humpback Whales can also be spotted from July through to September and are regularly seen from the many day trip boats from Port Douglas.

Great Barrier Reef Islands

If you’d rather relax on a Great Barrier Reef island within close proximity to the mainland why not do a day trip to Low Isles. Trips to Low Isles depart daily from Port Douglas.


Snorkeling is a very good option for checking out the Great Barrier Reef. Many tours depart Cairns and Port Douglas daily and can pickup and dropoff from your accommodation at Thala Beach Lodge. Unforgettable Great Barrier Reef holidays and recommendations can be organised by contacting our experienced local staff at Thala Beach Lodge.

Check out some of our Great Barrier Reef Pictures.