Port Douglas in Top 10 Holiday Destinations

By | October 28th, 2014|Blog|

Port Douglas shines once again, bringing the international spotlight on Tropical North Queensland by being voted number four in the top 10 destinations in Australia. Port Douglas received top accolades in this year’s Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Awards for best holiday destination. It comes as no real surprise

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Cape Tribulation

By | September 11th, 2014|Destination Guide|

Located 110 kilometres north of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Cape Tribulation lies in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and Daintree National Park. Besides containing a thriving array of activities for visitors, Cape Tribulation is a rare place where World Heritage rainforest meets the translucent waters of

Advanced Ecotourism Certification

By | September 27th, 2010|Blog|

Only a handful of luxury accommodation experiences in Australia have carefully crafted their natural balance to a level that deserves the ‘Advanced Eco Tourism’ certification. Thala Beach Lodge in tropical North Queensland, Australia is now one of them. It has achieved the highest available level in

Ray Crooke Painting Australia

By | November 12th, 2009|Blog|

A painting at Thala has caused many questions as to its meaning. History writes that G.E Dalrymple was the first white man to land on the shores at Kewarra Beach, Tropical North Queensland, Australia. However this painting by Ray Crooke tells a different story. At the

Ulysses Butterfly

By | November 5th, 2009|Blog|

One of the great pleasures of living in Tropical North Queensland is sitting on a verandah gazing out at luxuriant rainforest. Then there is the jeweled affect of a flash of iridescent blue. Luminous in the sunshine the colour gleams against the lush greens of the

Australian Birds at Thala

By | October 9th, 2009|Blog|

Birdwatchers contain yourself please! Some new and fairly rare species of Australian birds are being seen at Thala probably due to the very dry period. A Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor) has been spotted, a very uncommon sighting so close to the coast. This beautifully coloured very shy ground

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