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7 Day 5-star Mt Mulligan Lodge & Thala Beach Nature Reserve Escape

Port Douglas - Mount Mulligan

5-star accommodation in the spectacular Port Douglas & Mt Mulligan
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef
Explore the UNESCO listed Daintree Rainforest & surrounds

Bespoke touring & dining experiences during stay at Mt Mullligan Lodge 

From $3,199 Typically $3,599 pp twin share

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Enjoy 6 nights of luxury with our Far North Queensland Escape. This includes 4 nights at the stunning Thala Beach Nature Reserve in Port Douglas as well as a two night experience at Mt Mulligan Lodge. Located on an entirely private 28,000 hectare outback property 160km north-west of Cairns. Offering all-inclusive luxury accommodation in the shadow of majestic Mount Mulligan, a beautifully designed main pavilion for guest meals and relaxation, an infinity pool and sunset bar. Mt Mulligan Lodge offers guided tours of the goldfields including a demonstration of Australia’s oldest operating gold crusher at Tyrconnell, exploration of the historic Mount Mulligan coal mine and abandoned township, ATV adventures discovering the history and beauty of the region, chef-prepared gourmet picnic hampers, wildlife spotting, sunset drinks overlooking the escarpment, stargazing, hikes around the southern face of Mount Mulligan, barramundi fishing in the weir, scenic helicopter flights (at own cost) and the chance to experience the day-to-day operations of a working cattle station (once a quarter).

Take advantage of the complimentary experiences at Thala Beach Reserve including nature/wildlife walks, star gazing nights, Coconut Odyssey tour and specialist talks from local experts. Thala Beach Resereve was handpicked for National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World membership after successfully undergoing a rigorous vetting process. You will visit one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy many experiences including snorkeling, scuba diving and glass bottom boat. Discover an underwater world filled with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Together with our experienced guides, cross the Daintree River and explore ancient pristine rainforests, Cape Tribulation walk at Miall Beach, or go crocodile and bird spotting on the Daintree River. 


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

Day 1

On arrival into Cairns Domestic airport, make your own way to your accommodation in Port Douglas. 

Accommodation: Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Meals included: None

Day 2

Enjoy today at your leisure. Take the resort shuttle service into town or take advantage of the onsite guided tours by specialist staff including: Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Coconut Odyssey, Stargazing talks and Indigenous cultural presentations. 

Accommodation: Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3

Depart on your full day Great Barrier Reef tour. Enjoy the journey to the outer reef on a safe and comfortable vessel. Stop at numerous locations to explore the reef and the sea life. Snorkel and swim in one of our most iconic and loved Australian highlights. Lunch with be enjoyed on-board. *Environmental Management Charge/Admin charge of $6.50pp for the Great Barrier Reef cruise is payable direct. 

Accommodation: Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4

Together with your experienced local guide, cross the Daintree River and explore ancient pristine rainforests, Cape Tribulation walk at Miall Beach, or go crocodile and bird spotting on the Daintree River. Enjoy an Australian BBQ lunch beside a secluded forest billabong.

Accommodation: Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5

Upon check-out, 4WD self-drive to your accommodation at Mt Mulligan Lodge (this is a 2 hour 40 minute drive). Helicopter & private road transfers available at additional cost, see extras at check-out. 

Accommodation: Mt Mulligan Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6

Enjoy the included outback touring options available at Mt Mulligan Lodge. 

Accommodation: Mt Mulligan Lodge 

Meals included: All rustic but fined meals daily, accompanied by a selection of quality wines, beers and spirits.

Day 7

Enjoy the morning at leisure before check-out. Self-drive to Cairns airport for your flight home. (This is a 2 hour 40 minute drive). Helicopter & private road transfers available at additional cost, see extras at check-out. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • 4 nights accommodation at 5-star Thala Beach Nature Reserve in Port Douglas
  • Full-day scheduled Great Barrier Reef adventure
  • Full-day scheduled Daintree Rainforest Tour
  • Breakfast Daily 
  • 2 nights accommodation at 5-star Mount Mulligan Lodge
  • All gourmet dining and a selection of Australian wines, beers and spirits during your stay at Mt Mulligan Lodge
  • A range of signature experiences have been designed to make the most of the rugged outback territory – ATV adventures, sunset drinks, tour of historic Mount Mulligan township and coal mine, stargazing and 4WD safari to Tyrconnell Gold Mine & use of private electric buggy and leisure equipment to explore the property


5-star Accommodation

Thala Beach Nature Reserve - Eucalypt Bungalow

Mt Mulligan Lodge  - Outback Room


Transfer options - Available at check-out

Mt Mulligan Lodge by Self-Drive

Mt Mulligan Lodge can also be accessed by road; a 2.5 to 3 hour 4WD adventure 160km north-west of Cairns.


Mt Mulligan by Helicopter
Access to Mt Mulligan Lodge is via a 35min helicopter journey from Cairns, providing sweeping aerial views of the 180 million year old Daintree Rainforest, the lush Atherton Tablelands and the rugged terrain that surrounds the majestic Mount Mulligan itself.
Cairns to Mt Mulligan Lodge – departing 2pm daily, arriving 2.35pm
Mt Mulligan Lodge to Cairns – departing 2.35pm daily, arriving 3.10pm
$350 per person (one way)
Mt Mulligan Lodge by Private Road Transfer
Should you not be experienced at driving a 4WD on unsealed roads, we can arrange a private road transfer for you using a local transfer company.
Airport/Hotel (Cairns) to Mt Mulligan Lodge – 2 to 4 passengers, $900 one way


  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Flights (Traveldream can arrange these at an additional charge) 
  • Anything not listed on the itinerary
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • *EMC/Admin charge of $6.50pp for the Great Barrier Reef cruise is payable direct
  • Shuttle services from Thala Beach to Port Douglas are $10.00 per person each way payable direct 
  • Airport transfers


Child Policy

Please enquire with or (03) 7018 8122 if you would like to travel with a child or infant. 


Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $3099.00


Important note

If the daily scheduled flight is fully booked on your preferred dates of travel, or if the scheduled timings do not coincide with your itinerary, a private helicopter charter may be arranged at an additional cost (subject to availability).
We can also coordinate a direct helicopter transfer from Thala Beach Nature Reserves Heli-pad to take you directly to Mt Mulligan Lodge. Please contact for a quote. 
Strict luggage weight restrictions apply. 


There can be road closures on the road to Mount Mulligan in the wet season from January to March. Mt Mulligan Lodge recommends booking helicopter charters for transfers during this period in the event of any road closures. Due to the challenging nature of the road to Mt Mulligan we also suggest booking a private car transfer unless you are experienced at driving 4WDs on unsealed roads.


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