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Crab Claw Island Resort

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Crab Claw Island Road | Bynoe Harbour, Crab Claw Island, Northern Territory 0844, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great find, out of the way of the normal tourists and backpackers. Just 19 camping sites plus elevated accommodation. The open bar and dining area is ideal for spending the day relaxing, the fans keep the area cool. The wildlife and birds are on your doorstep. Great photo opportunities.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just spent the last 4 days here in the camping area. It is a very special part of the NT. An idyllic setting with a great elevated open dining, bar area overlooking the bay along with two very refreshing swimming pools For those with boats fantastic,for those without you can hire great boats from the resort or sit... More 

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Grafton, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 15 km dirt road limits customers but makes the place a great out of the way stop for caravans and resort tourists. The lunch menu is vary basic, overpriced but the view is sensational. Take or hire a boat with a few crab pots and you are guaranteed some big muddies. Two pools but surprisingly chilly during winter. Boat... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place if you can stand the annoying insects one of which happens to be the current manager. This guy has no idea how to even begin to be helpful or even friendly for that matter. And ordering a meal at the resturant is a 50/50 gamble on if will even get served. We use to love this place but... More 

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Eden NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Lovely 'outback NT' experience. Crab Claw is one of those places to just relax and dwindle away time, either fishing or relaxing by the pool. We stayed here for 6 nights, but could have easy stayed longer. The staff are so relaxed and friendly, nothing is a bother. The whole place could do with a bit of a tidy up... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Lovely ambiance. Rooms were basic and really not cheap. Would be nice to have a bedside table and lamp. Dinner was well presented and tasty. Not all wines on list available. The peace was marred by the manager's young child who was a noisy spoilt little brat; he even pinched food off people's plate. The sole TV was always on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We are a family of four and stayed here the week before Easter and had a blast. We have stayed once before a few years ago and loved it then but this time was better again. The place is supposedly under new management and you can tell because they have been busily updating things around the resort. Our room was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stayed last weekend as a party of four groups for 2 nights. We had 3 beachside cabins, and friends camped. Very relaxing and the kids had a ball. Took the boat out and got a few crabs, kids took their quad bikes (but made sure we stayed out of everyone's way and kept noise to a minimum), swimming in the... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We camped for 2 nights over the Easter weekend. The sites are a good size and very shady. If you have a large van you might not be able to park directly in front of the site but there is plenty of parking nearby. The amenities block are the public toilets for the restaurant but were never crowded. They are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A really nice weekend less than 2 hours from Darwin. Friendly staff, Cabin basic but clean, lovely view from the balcony, good food from the restaurant, swimming pool, and great fishing to top it off.

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