As one of only five memberships granted to an Australian eco-retreat, Thala Beach Nature Reserve is proud to announce that it is has been invited to join the exclusive ranks of membership to the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

For anyone familiar with Thala Beach Nature Reserve, the membership granted by National Geographic could be viewed as a natural union. Thala has achieved the highest Advanced Eco-certification and Green Travel Leader status (Ecotourism Australia) through responsible and sustainable practices and environmental sensitivity.

Thala was handpicked for National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World membership after successfully undergoing a rigorous vetting process. As arguably nature lovers’ most exclusive club, member lodges offer their guests encounters with uniquely stunning regions of the world – and the chance to intimately discover them.

thala joins national geographic unique lodges

According to Thala Beach Nature Reserve’s owner, Rob Prettejohn, the family owned beachfront eco retreat has long offered a peaceful sanctuary for nature-loving travellers. “Our busy lifestyles drive us relentlessly. To take some time off to reconnect with nature is a magical and enriching experience.”

“At Thala Beach Nature Reserve, our guests enjoy comfort within a beautiful, natural environment that is home to many unique Australian plants and animals,” explains Rob Prettejohn. “Add good local food and friendly Tropical Queensland hospitality and interactive experiences, including visits to The Great Barrier Reef and guided walks in our ancient Gondwanan rainforests, guests have a combination of experiences available nowhere else in the world.”

Lovely Fairy Wren Pair

Perfectly positioned on a private headland, Thala is surrounded by the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, providing easy access for our guests to immerse themselves in the surrounding natural grandeur and the abundance of nature-based activities that are on offer.

As a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, Thala Beach Nature Reserve now belongs to an exclusive collection of membership lodges that invite guests to discover for themselves some of the world’s most treasured environments, while helping to preserve those places for generations to come.