Thala’s onsite Rangers have spent a lifetime in the forests of far north Queensland and are on hand as wildlife experts to guide and inform guests about the diverse flora and fauna within the forests, beaches or along Thala’s rocky headland. Daily complimentary tours are personal and intimate – designed so that guests enjoy the thrill of making their very own discoveries. Tours on offer include Coconut Odyssey, Nature & Garden Walks, Bird & Butterfly Walks, along with Monday night cultural presentations with Kuku Yalanji People. A Star Gazing Odyssey conducted from our onsite observatory is a very special experience with the Milky Way dominating a sky filled with stars and planets.

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Wallabies at Thala. Photo credit Pauline Mason

As a guest at Thala you may see rare snub-finned dolphins or a resident osprey diving for fish to feed her chicks. While walking the paths that wind through Thala’s grounds you’ll likely spot some of 120 butterfly or almost 200 bird species. In fact, we encourage guests to add new sightings to the growing lists recorded. There’s an ever-growing wallaby population, along with pademelons, sugar gliders and other marsupials.

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Wallabies at Thala. Photo credit Pauline Mason

Thala has many permanent guests, which are recognisable by their wild temperament and generous covering of fur, feathers or scales. These wild critters surprise and delight the transient humans who live in harmony with nature in line with Thala’s Advanced Eco-tourism credentials.

Photo credit Pauline Mason

Wallabies at Thala. Photo credit Pauline Mason