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4.8 out of 5

"Great set up with great service " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 11 Aug 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Oak Beach awaits you at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. You'll be steps from Oak Beach and 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Macalister Range National Park. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa, and a private beach.

All 83 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy furnished balconies or patios, DVD players, and in-room childcare. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Separate bathtubs and showers, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

A relaxing day at Rejuvenate can include sports massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and reflexology. The restaurant, Osprey's Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the resort's own lounge bar or beach bar, you can enjoy a drink. Enjoy access to ecotours, kayaking, and hiking/biking trails. 1615 square feet (150 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Oak Beach resort, you'll be 11.7 km (7.3 mi) from Four Mile Beach and 14.9 km (9.2 mi) from Great Barrier Reef.

Jungle Walk Bungalow

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$360* Per night/room 8 Feb. - 9 Feb.

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Thala Beach Nature Reserve ratings based on 210 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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5 out of 5
Great set up with great service

Posted by on 11 Aug. 2021

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5 out of 5
Very peaceful Relaxing Clean and tidy Picturesque

Posted by on 5 Oct. 2019

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6 Oct. 2019 by Johan

We are glad to hear you enjoyed our peaceful surrounding! Looking forward to welcoming you back at Thala in the future! Regards Johan

5 out of 5
Serene place. Leave everything behind, chill out and relax

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Mar. 2019 by Thala Management

Thank you for your five star review and terrific feedback!

4 out of 5
The food is pretty average for a place charging this kind of money. There is no real option as its not close to any options. The menu seems to be aimed at middle America. Kinda bland.

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Feb. 2019 by Thala Management

Thank you Anonymous for your feedback. We're sorry to learn via online review of your disappointment with Osprey's Restaurant and do wish we had the opportunity to address your concerns at the time of dining.

5 out of 5
Beautiful location, very quiet and surrounded by nature. Staff are excellent, food is excellent. We will be back.

Posted by , from Cairns, Australia on 18 Jan. 2019

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21 Jan. 2019 by Thala Management

Thanks very much Sandra for your five star review - we look forward to seeing you again!

5 out of 5
We spent NYE at Thala and it was just that - an outstanding experience! The service at this property is absolutely unparalleled. The Staff obviously enjoy working there, as indicated by the longevity of those that I encountered and this is reflected in the overall vibe of the resort. The highlight for me was having the fabulous resort swimming pool all to myself at 7am on NY morning, while being chauffeured there and back in a resort buggy by a lovely gentleman whose name I neglected to ask. The views from the restaurant are an experience in themselves and the food matched the views. When next in FNQ I will look forward to a return visit. Thank you to ALL of the Staff who went out of their way to make our visit to Thala Wilderness Lodge such a memorable one! Kindest regards, Anne, Lake Macquarie, NSW

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2019

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10 Jan. 2019 by Thala Managerment

Thank you so much Anne for your wonderful feedback. It was our absolute pleasure to help your stay memorable and we look forward to seeing you again!

5 out of 5
Great experience , wonderful place to be , great wildlife

Posted by , from Germany on 22 Oct. 2018

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23 Oct. 2018 by Johan

Dear Rob Lovely to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back at Thala! Regards Johan

5 out of 5
Outstanding property, the perfect getaway in beautiful surroundings - really! The staff were superb, excellent service, nothing too much trouble and very professional. If I were to be super critical, I'd say the restaurant is a little expensive with limited dishes, the buffet breakfast is on the high side, particularly. That said, you'll be hard pressed to find a better location or view to go with your meal. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Posted by , from Sydney on 17 Sep. 2018

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18 Sep. 2018 by Thala Management

Thank you Andy for your five star review and terrific feedback. Hope we see you again.

5 out of 5
Great place, peaceful, beautiful beach and super comfortable room

Posted by on 5 Sep. 2018

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11 Sep. 2018 by Johan

Thank you for the lovely feedback. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again enjoying our beautiful property! Regards Johan

4 out of 5


We enjoyed our stay and the beautiful setting. We had a slight issue when we checked in: there was a chainsmoker on the adjacent bungalow verandah who caused us to ask for another room. Staff acted quickly and we enjoyed one of the nice ocean view rooms for one night before another move to a room with no view but close to a fantastic lookout. My advice to anyone staying here would be call the hotel to see where your room is as although all of them are identical inside the setting varies dramatically from room to room. I would also perhaps suggest to Thala that they consider removing ashtrays from verandahs and banning smoking anywhere on the premises. Aside from that issue: everything is clean, well maintained and it is a beautiful place. The rooms are fine. You are located close to heaps of amazing sights and they are very helpful in organising activities. The restaurant is really very good indeed (apart from one rather strange entree I had involving compressed watermelon, mozzarella, olives and calamari (?!) - but mains were excellent). My only wish was that the pool was heated: it seems a shame to be in the tropics with such a nice looking pool and not be able to swim in it. The temperature must have been 19C in there. I had to squeal and shiver when I got in. Needless to say not many other people braved it. Apart from that, lovely place!

Posted by on 3 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Aug. 2018 by Thala Management

Thank you Anonymous for your terrific feedback. We're thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your bungalow. With three different room categories, all bungalows are identical in size and facilities, the main difference being where they are located around the property, whether they have fores, mountain or sea views and their proximity to the Main Lodge. We do hope to see you again!

Property Features

Step outside to feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the white sand beach. At Thala Beach Nature Reserve you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a beach bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This luxury resort also offers a garden and a terrace. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Oak Beach resort.

  • 1 floor
  • 83 guestrooms or units
  • 83 buildings
  • 1615 sq ft of conference space
  • 150 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1998
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar on the beach
  • Dining venue


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle within 15 km, train station pick-up, cruise terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, and shopping center shuttle available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers 83 accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Osprey's Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 31.50 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 45.00 per person (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Thala
  • Thala Beach
  • Thala Beach Lodge
  • Thala Lodge
  • Thala Lodge Beach
  • Thala Beach Hotel Port Douglas
  • Thala Beach Resort
  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve Hotel
  • Thala Nature Reserve Hotel
  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve
  • Thala Nature Reserve
  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort
  • Thala Nature Reserve Resort
  • Thala Beach Lodge
  • Thala Beach Resort
  • Thala Nature Reserve Oak
  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort
  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve Oak Beach
  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort Oak Beach
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.