Tours departing from Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Combine Thala’s special on-site nature experiences with spectacular local adventures around North Queensland for tropical holiday fun.

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There are many very exciting tours and activities that we recommend ranging from snorkeling on The Great Barrier Reef, safaris into the rainforest to exploring the outback and Tableland region. Below is a list of some of the activities Diana and the Thala team can organise for you during your stay at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. We highly recommend booking in advance during peak season as availability can be limited. Most of the operators pick up and return to Thala’s reception. Please contact Diana for more detailed information or to make a booking prior to your arrival. Email: [email protected]

Great Barrier Reef:

  • Outer Reef Snorkeling / Diving (Day Trips & Overnight)
  • Low Isles Sailing Day tours
  • Fishing – Deep sea, river and estuary
  • Private Charters
  • Luxury Yachts
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights (10 minute flights to Full Day Adventures)
  • Whale watching (June to September)
  • Sea Kayaking

Daintree Rainforest:

  • Cape Tribulation Safaris
  • Bloomfield Falls Safari
  • Cassowary Waterfall
  • Private Charters
  • River Drift Snorkelling
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights (30 minute flights to 5 hour experiences at a remote rainforest location)

Other Local Activities:

  • Skyrail and Scenic train journeys
  • Golf
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Beach and rainforest horse riding
  • River drift snorkel
  • Cattle stations
  • Toad Racing
  • Car Hire

High Adrenaline Activities:

  • Mountain bike riding
  • ATV riding
  • Jungle Surfing
  • White water rafting
  • Sky diving
  • Motorbike riding
  • Bungee jump
  • Microlight flights

Atherton Tablelands:

  • Savannah Train Tours
  • Caving
  • Lava Tube and Crystal Cave tours
  • Waterfalls and crater lakes
  • Mareeba Wetlands Walk and Cruise

Australian Outback:

  • Gold Mining Heritage
  • Savannah Train Tours
  • Caving
  • Outback Safaris
  • Lava Tube Tours


  • Aboriginal Rainforest Walks
  • Aboriginal Music & Dance
  • Bush tucker & Traditional Medicines
  • Spear fishing and mangrove hunting
  • Aboriginal guided safari tours

Other areas of interest:

  • Sugar Growing and Mill Tours
  • Cooktown fly / drive day tours
  • Tropical Wine Tasting
  • Coffee plantations
  • Tropical Fruit Tasting