Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Untouched coastline, unspoilt wilderness and boutique timber bungalows create a tranquil ambience in this mesmerising, secluded paradise.

Whether you’re eloping or wanting a boutique wedding of up to 60 guests, there’s a special place for you at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. Offering modern Australian fare and outstanding service, the 58-hectare eco-retreat sits atop a spectacular peninsula only 15 minutes south of Port Douglas and 45 minutes north of Cairns.

Thala showcases the supreme natural beauty of North Queensland’s gorgeous rainforests, mountains and ocean. Granite boulders, waterfalls and overhanging trees create natural swimming holes that blend discretely with the environment. Winding paths through rainforests and woodlands connect with secluded coves and beaches and pass through habitats for endemic birds, wildlife and flora. At Thala, you’ll be lulled by the sounds of nature – bird song, gentle waves and eucalypts swaying in the soft, warm breeze.


Relax in deluxe, Coral Sea Bungalows built high on stilts and perched in the upper canopy of the forest, on Thala’s headland, offering spectacular views over the treetops to the Coral Sea and distant islands. Eucalypt bungalows nestled amid the forest canopy have sweeping rainforest views, while Jungle Walk bungalows are low-set on the forest floor to capture the intimate feel of the unique woodland environment.

All 83 bungalows feature Australian timber and granite throughout to create an ambience that harmonises with the pristine surrounds. All bungalows underwent refurbishment in late 2014, and feature air-conditioning, stylish interiors, and screened windows so you can enjoy the sublime views. Amenities include TV/DVD, complimentary movies, fridge, mini bar, bathroom with separate bathtub and shower, in-room safe, and ISDD telephone.

The Sandpiper suite is the ultimate hideaway with a view of Thala’s beach and the expansive Coral Sea. In addition to the bungalows’ standard features it also includes a separate lounge/living area and large deck.

Wedding package 

The wedding package includes:

  • Marriage celebrant and witnesses
  • Ceremony venue
  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Groom’s buttonhole
  • Bottle of Australian sparkling wine for toasting
  • Two-hours with professional photographer – photos provided on USB

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Price: AUD 2, 750. Conditions: Offer is valid until 31 March 2017. Contact the resort for terms and conditions.

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