Thala Beach Nature Reserve has many facilities across 58 hectares of beachfront native forest. The Main Lodge is the hub of Thala – here you’ll find Osprey’s Restaurant on one side of the pavilion-style building looking northwards with mountain and ocean views. Curlews Lounge & Bar forms the southern pavilion overlooking more mountains and ocean all the way to Double Island and Cairns beyond. Connecting the pavilions is where you’ll find Reception, the boutique, adventure desk, art gallery and the Rainforest Lounge.

Two Freeform Pools

Our main swimming pool is located on the crest of the headland adjacent to Thala’s Main Lodge. This stunning pool features waterfalls, spas and grottos for that late night romantic swim, or just to recline on the edge of the water and enjoy the surrounding forest. Sun lounges are dotted around the pool beneath shady trees.

Secluded among the gardens is the “Rock Pool” a smaller and more intimate swimming pool for guests looking for a quiet grove in which to relax. A waterfall cascades into the swimming pool which is surrounded by rainforest.

Private Access Beaches

A deluxe eco retreat surrounded by over 2 km of private access sandy beaches and sheltered coves, Thala sits on a headland jutting into the Coral Sea. Long evening walks, romantic beach picnics or relaxing in hammocks strung between palm trees, Oak Beach is a secret piece of paradise for Thala’s guests.

NOTE: Swimming in the ocean is not recommended between November and May due to the potential presence of dangerous marine stingers across more the entire coastline of northern Australia (Queensland, Northern Territory & West Australia). Two freshwater freeform swimming pools are available for swimming year round. For more information on climate and ocean hazards check out local area weather page.

Walking Trails

A network of marked walking trails meander through native forest, palm groves and our very own coconut plantation.

Keep an eye out for wallabies grazing in the early morning and late afternoon. Slow moving monitor lizards are often spotted on the forest floor.

Overhead in the forest canopy birds and butterflies can be seen with the naked eye or by using complimentary binoculars available from reception.

Download Thala’s Walking Trails map.

Massage Studio

Rejuvenate Massage Studio offers a selection of signature treatments from massage, facials, body scrubs and wraps. Visit our Massage Studio  page for more information or to make a booking.

Australian Currency Exchange

We have the latest international exchange rates available 24 hours a day at reception and all foreign currencies and travellers cheques can be converted.

Opals and Jewellery

We have a wonderful display of Australian Opals and handcrafted jewellery for sale with an expert on site to inform and assist you with your purchases.

Adventure Desk

Contact us at reception, or see one of our staff at the tour desk to organize tours and on site experiences. If you require any assistance with a lift to the Main Lodge or a lift to the beach our staff are on hand to assist with electric buggy transfers 24 hours per day.

Valet Parking

Complimentary valet parking is available for all guests. On arrival simply follow the driveway to the Main Lodge. Our Porters will take care of your luggage and park your car while you relax and slip into holiday mode. If you need your car to explore the local area just let us know and we’ll have it waiting outside the Main Lodge, no matter the time of day or night.


Thala’s Boutique is open from early morning until after dinner each evening.  The Boutique stocks a range of products from local suppliers as well as holiday essentials, souvenirs and gifts.

Art Gallery

Thala hosts a wonderful display of works by local artists. Beautiful canvases grace the walls of the Main Lodge and we invite you to browse in our exclusive gallery.


There is a world class 18 hole championship golf course only 10 minutes from Thala. Please contact our tour desk or reception to arrange a time for a game of golf.