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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
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The drive out to crab claw is a bit rough on the dirt road., but well worth it. We stayed in our own camper out the back in the camp grounds. The service was great, the venue was rustic and had fantastic views from the restaurant. We didn't stay in the accommodation but we were advised not to expect 5... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very spur of the moment decision finally had us visit Crab Claw Island - as Darwinites, I am ashamed we didn't get there sooner. It was a lovely weekend getaway. Plenty of room for the kids to run around, sandcastles, swimming IN THE POOLS! Would not let them swim in the ocean as there were some pretty devious creatures... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place I enjoyed my stay. Had a beach front room with a great view but on the down side you could hear every word the person is saying in the next room (very annoying when trying to get some sleep) also the food was alright but I was disappointed that when I ordered the Stake for dinner it came... More 

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Darwin River, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived by sea on a sailing boat, thinking to anchor around for the night ( it's a 8h sail from Darwin, and have a meal at the restaurant, and say hello to our friend John, the manager. Unfortunately, he was not around.We have been kick out in the most unpleasant manner by the bar tender, because of our little... More 

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What's fabulous about this place... you have to be there on a high tide, sipping a cold beer on the restaurant deck, watching kids reel in fish from the beach to appreciate how awesome this place is....plus you need a 4wd to access via a courrugated, dirt road. Staff are friendly and welcoming, food is ok, as well as pricing.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very disappointed in our stay. We had a beach front family room and paid the weekend price. Under the beds was filthy and hairs were still in the shower. I would rate it as a beach shack not resort as we had expected. We had families under our house that were from further back rooms that kept us up at... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a midweek stay in cabins overlooking the beach, we could watch the sunrise in the morning and the view was superb. The kids played in the pool(s) (they had to try both out) and collected shells, rocks and sticks, played with paper planes, fed a wallaby and didn't notice the absent TV (fantastic!). We hired one of Crab... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 June 24, 2015 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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