Daintree Crocodylus
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Daintree Crocodylus

161 Buchanan Creek Rd Daintree Rainforest, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873 Australia
Camping on Snapper Island
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If your are looking for the real rainforest experience with no air conditioners or manicured lawns then Daintree Crocodylus is your answer. Whether you are travelling by yourself, with friends or the whole family you can experience the rainforest up close and personal less than a metre from your door! Nestled right under the rainforest canopy our wood and canvas huts are available as 4 bed dorm rooms, double rooms with or without ensuites, and our large Rainforest Bungalow that sleep up to eight. On-site we have eco info, rainforest walks, bar, restaurant, self catering kitchen, swimming pool, internet, and lots of other activities to keep you entertained and eco educated without breaking the bank. On top of that our friendly staff have lots of local knowledge and plenty of smiles so what are you waiting for; check in, chill out, and surrender yourself to the charms of Crocodylus, your ECO adventureland
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Archery
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
BBQ facilities
Parking
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Archery offsite
Billiards
Darts
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Thai
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Pete and Al wrote a review Aug 2020
Brisbane, Australia939 contributions171 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Instead of staying in tents in southern Africa COVID saw us staying in a giant open hut in the middle of the Daintree rainforest, and we loved it.

We stayed for two nights at Daintree Crocodylus and loved the experience. Sally was in touch with suggestions of things to do in the Daintree and info on what to expect at Crocodylus.

Booked a Tropical Cabin but were upgraded to a Safari Hut. The hut was huge & well screened but bugs get in so there are mossie nets as well.

Steve ran us through the social distancing measures at checkin & both Steve & Sally were constantly cleaning the tables & seats in the common area. Beautiful shady pool that we didn't use.

Power is only on for a few hours in the morning then from 5 to 10:30 in the evening. You can only shower during those times. When the power goes off at night it's pitch black so make sure you have a torch or phone. Optus coverage seemed to be there but Telstra had no coverage. There's limited wifi near the kitchen.

Sally does all of the cooking & it's excellent. Breakfasts and dinners HUGE & delicious. Communal kitchen that we didn't use. Fridges to store your food (not booze). Drinks are available to buy - beer, cider, wine and I think spirits, plus soft drinks, all very reasonably priced.

Strictly no food in huts including lollies. A native rat got in & found unopened fruit tingles in a backpack. It also chewed on some medication in an open ziplock bag.

We did the self-guided walk and the paid night walk. We loved Crocodylus
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: They are all in the rainforest. Pender was for us the best located as it was at the end of the path.
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Bree B wrote a review Mar 2020
Renmark, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My two girlfriends and I are staying in the Daintree elsewhere and were recommended to head here for dinner. As soon as we walked in the door, we were made to feel at home! The hospitality and service from Narelle and her family was above and beyond. We ordered some food, and it was bloody amazing, drinks are extremely reasonably priced and I would recommend anyone coming to the Daintree to check this place out!!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Arunima G wrote a review Jan 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom22 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We came from the UK and were really looking forward to a once in a lifetime experience of staying in the rainforest for a day. However after arriving were more aware of snakes, huge spiders etc and got wary and worried. Craig the caretaker was really lovely, and was honest regarding possibilities of what might happen and me being pedantic I wanted to know nearest A&E etc in case a snake came into the room, etc (which I believe has never happened in the last 6 months that he’s been there which was reassuring). It’s secluded, you feel you’re in nature, you can hear all the noises at night of birds, animals, frogs, crickets, so perhaps not great if you’re a light sleeper or don’t want that. I’d use insect repellants before entering and around the mosquito nets, as prior to that there were moths, a baby lizard outside our bed, all unusual insects buzzing around.

We had a lovely time, played lots of games , drank some wine (we got) and ate in the common area, which was open and felt lively with Craig playing lovely music and his dog Stella who was a star, so friendly loving strokes. There is also a guide who takes you out in the rainforest for a charge at night, which we didn’t do to see cassowary’s and wildlife. ours was the rainforest bungalow and we were there with adult daughter, had 4 bunk beds and a double room, bathroom and was clean.. All in all for one night was a great stay thank you
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Peter wrote a review Aug 2020
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful property, genuine people, surprisingly good coffee. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in and exploring the rainforest and beaches from what is obviously Steve & Sally’s long time labour of love “Crocodylus Village”.

We self catered and were supplied with everything necessary to prepare our meals. Hearty home cooking is also available at good prices, as are clean skin wines, plus beer and spirits. And as previously stated , damn good coffee!

Ps. If you’re gonna stay in a rainforest, stay in a timber and tarp pole house that has everything you need and nothing you don’t, like we did.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Holly wrote a review Nov 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing home cooked meal for $15. Menu changes constantly. Beers were cold and the hosts were lovely.
Dinners from 5pm-7pm (most nights)
We had a great night meeting fellow Australia travellers with my Husband/ Daughter (14months)
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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AntoNi wrote a review Jan 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My fiancee and I stayed two nights at Daintree Crocodylus; a very unique experience that immersed us in the beauty of the forest. Rooms were in tent structures and were minimally furnished with beds enclosed by much-needed insect netting, a small table, and a couple of hooks. We needed to use the shared bathrooms which were clean. Get ready to fall asleep to the sounds of chirping, rustling, and ringing from the forest around you. You may also have extra guests in your room in the form of spiders, moths and other little critters. Dinner and breakfast by Sally and Steve was delicious! Steve's guided night walk is a must-do. We got to gaze upon Jupiter through a telescope, get close and personal with a variety of bugs, and he opened our perspectives to the details and inner workings of the forest. We even saw a python! If you're looking for a wild, immersive, rainforest experience, this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kristen B wrote a review Oct 2021
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most amazing time staying right in the middle of the rainforest here at Crocodylus. Travelling with younger children it was the perfect place to switch off, connect with nature and explore the rainforest. The tents have all you need, and while they are not luxury, they offer something incredible that cannot be found in many places. For the kids also they are such an adventure and very comfortable and cosy. There is nothing like sleeping immersed in all the night time sounds and movements of the rainforest where everything comes alive. And.. after 3 days of searching we were lucky enough to have a beautiful encounter with a cassowary!! Although many people saw them right around their tents - you have to be quick :-)
The communal area is such a welcoming space to connect with other travellers, families and also hosts Sally and Steve who are so lovely, welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable.
The food they serve is fantastic but so is the self-catering kitchen where you can cook your own meals and then enjoy breakfast or dinner in a shared space with plenty of games to occupy the family. The pool is a great place to cool off but there is so much to do and explore close by so its not hard to fill your days even when trying not to. We cannot wait to return next year, I only wish it was sooner.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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maliwoo wrote a review Aug 2022
Canberra, Australia640 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not go here looking for a luxury experience... Power comes on at 5pm and in the morning . There are a range of options including cabins with and without ensuites and dorms. The rooms are a bit basic (we had a double bed plus bunk bed for the kids, with mosquito nets. The shared amentieis are very clean and well looked after. But we didn't spend much time in the rooms except to sleep.
The communal eating area is really good, and people are encouraged to hang out and chat together. There is a communal kitchen if you want to self cater, and if not, the dinners and breakfasts are very tasty.
All the staff are friendly and helpful. The night time rainforest tour is an absolute must.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kate C wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
While staying in an Airbnb the area we stopped by and enjoyed a couple of great pizzas from the Crocodylus resturant. The newly employed caretaker couple were extremely welcoming, informative and make a cracker of a pizza - well done. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Resturant is open for Breakfast and dinner only...but get in quick as Its only for 7:30am -9am...
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Hazel K wrote a review Aug 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to disconnect from our phones with no reception/ wifi. We love the Eco approach to sustainable tourism.

The rooms are large yet the beds were not the most comfortable but were fine.

Sally was super helpful and gave us lots of advise on things to do in the Daintree.

It is great that there is a kitchen with all cooking tools needed to make meals however it was a pity that you could not bring your own alcohol even though they are fully licence
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Luke B
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi There The Daintree Crocodylus is an amazing place to get back to nature and experience the Rainforest. The rooms are closed off from snakes and spiders and there are mosquitoe nets over the beds as well. We didnt get bitten at all. Mosquitos are quiet bad being the wet tropics so you will need repelent but you will find this in cairns as well in the evenings. Snakes I dont think would be an issue but there are Orb weave spiders around the place but they are harmless and dont bother anyone if you dont bother them. I higly recommend Daintree Crocodylus and the home cooked neals are Amazing. Also if you are going to stay in cape tribulation there are plenty of things to do. The Ice cream Factory, wildlife park and much more :-)
Salty's Fish & Burger Co. asked a question Mar 2018
Cairns, Australia4 contributions
Pet friendly?
Daintree, Australia3 contributions
Sorry Guys - didn't see this earlier We are NOT pet friendly I am afraid - our property is seen by the rainforest wildlife as part of their territories and dogs or cats simply don't fit in.
Answer from Jane P
Sydney, Australia16 contributions3 helpful votes
We went at end of xmas break It was less humid thansydney and there are local streams water holes if you get hot Also they have pretty good fans in the room and usually a breeze and the rain helps
Louise T wrote a tip Jan 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"bring some ear plugs"
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John D wrote a tip July 2022
12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t miss it"
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foxyallyson wrote a tip Dec 2021
Gold Coast, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take food and drink if you want to cook in the kitchen provided..theres 2 large fridges and everything you need ..no freezer though"
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Fuschia wrote a tip Oct 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you can afford it I would recommend your own bathroom and a hut that doesn't join on to others."
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Kate C wrote a tip Oct 2021
7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Resturant is open for Breakfast and dinner only...but get in quick as Its only for 7:30am -9am and 5:30pm to 7:00pm."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$113 - AU$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
crocodylus village hotel cow bay
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandDaintree RegionCow Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Daintree Crocodylus
Which popular attractions are close to Daintree Crocodylus?
Nearby attractions include Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (6.4 km), Jindalba Boardwalk (1.7 km), and Thornton Beach (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Daintree Crocodylus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Daintree Crocodylus?
Top room amenities include a view of a nearby landmark, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Daintree Crocodylus?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Daintree Crocodylus?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Daintree Crocodylus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Daintree Ice Cream Company, On the Turps, and Thornton’s.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Daintree Crocodylus?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Daintree Crocodylus located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Cow Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Daintree Crocodylus?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Daintree Crocodylus?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Thai.
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