Sitting atop a headland with breathtaking vistas and nestled in 145 acres of native forest, family-owned Thala is a deluxe eco and nature retreat located a convenient 45 mins drive from Cairns and only 10-15 minutes from Port Douglas. Enjoying the best of the tropics, Thala provides an Island feel holiday and is the perfect base for birding and exploring the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, Daintree and Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Boutique timber bungalows are built high on stilts and are positioned in the forest canopy providing a private and unobtrusive relationship with the natural world. At Osprey’s Restaurant, guests dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly service. Guests also enjoy complimentary guided onsite nature tours led by passionate and informative staff including bird watching tours, a unique coconut odyssey, stargazing at an outdoor observatory and wildlife walks; or explore independently via Thala’s 10 KMs of forest trails. 185 species of birds have been identified throughout several distinct habitats at Thala. A special combination of beauty, wilderness and seclusion awaits you.