My husband and I recently stayed overnight at Green Island and whilst we were there we paid Marineland Melaneisa a visit. It was less than $20.00 to go in, which we thought was great value and a really interesting place! Obviously the crocs are the main attraction, with it being home to Cassius, the largest crocodile in captivity, but there are heaps of other interesting facets including the huge collection of wood carvings and artefacts from PNG and surrounding islands and a gallery about all of the croc attacks in recent years. There were also some turtles, fish, lobsters and other animals to see.
The crocs themselves were monster sized! being an unusually cold day in May, they were not keen on getting out of the water, but the feedings were still entertaining to watch and the guide was great. I must say, I was petfiried at the sight of Cassius. His head alone was the size of my car! (maybe a slight exaggeration but not far off!) hard to see just how big this croc was being underwater, but seeing his eyes poke out of the water was a truly amazing (and frightening) experience.
An interesting place and a must see while on Green Island. Seeing Cassius alone was well worth the entry fee!
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