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“Memorable visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marineland Melanesia

Marineland Melanesia
Green Island, Green Island, Queensland, Australia
07-4051-4032
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Owner description: Marineland Melanesia Crocodile HabitatSituated on beautiful Green Island off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Home to Cassius - largest captive croc in the world at nearly 5.5 metres. Set on 3/4 acre garden setting with over 60 crocodiles, sea turtles, tropical fish aquariums, and museum of primitive art and marine artefacts. See our crocodile feeding shows at 10.30 and 1.30 daily, and have your photo taken holding a baby crocodile. Ask about our family rates.At our entrance you will find our gift shop, with a fantastic range - and the best prices. Souvenirs, T-shirts, beach clothing, towels, sunscreen, shells, coral, gemstones and jewellery. We make beautiful gemstone and coral jewellery here in our shop as well - take home something unique to Green island.
Geelong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Memorable visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a great place to visit!! Family owned business which was interesting and educational. Many years of collecting showed itself with the wonderful artifacts and treasures that were on display. But the real attraction was the crocodiles. I think the smallest was around 2.8 metres to the whopper Cassius at around 5.8 metres, 110 years young and 1300 kg. All the crocs were great and I certainly respected their presence even though there was a fence between us. Feeding time was awesome to give the true size of these magnificent creatures. Very memorable and a must do on a visit to Green Island.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“great adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

before visiting, this place sounds just for the family and kids, but after the adventure. definitely recommend for all kinds. also once you purchase the ticket, you are welcome back anytime during the stay. we took lots of pics and lucky enough touch the live crocs.

Visited April 2014
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Bega, Australia
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“Up close & personal experience with crocodiles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

An incredible display of Melanesian artifacts, great little aquarium and lots of crocodile to view up close. Feeding time is really exciting with two of the largest crocs being fed, an awesome display of the strength & size of these amazing reptiles. This is a great activity for all ages.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were amazed at the strength of those jaws! Make sure you visit at feeding time as the show is eye opening. The staff were really informative and you are able to get so close and really experience their size and strength. Then hold "cuddles" the 4yo croc and feel his skin and belly. There is also a huge collection of beautiful artefacts from here and PNG. Very interesting place. A must see if you're going out to Green Island.

Visited May 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Crocodiles!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were on Green Island for the day and made sure to catch the feeding of the Crocodiles here. The collection of Melanesian artifacts is scattered aound the complex with the stars of the show housed behind wire towards the back.

The park itself is showing its age a bit. I don't really like caged animals and found the pond which housed 2 turtles unfairly small. The croc cages are also small but they don't seem to need to do much moving around. The attendant, part of the owners family, really does genuinely care and respect the animals so maybe I'm just being sensative.

The crocs are huge but don't move until they sense the food. The attendant explains everything, from the founding of the Marineland to the crocodiles themselves, really well with lots of good humour and bantering. These are pretty awe inspiring beasts to watch and theres plenty of space around the various cages for everyone to see. Insect repellant is provided if you need it and you may even be lucky to cuddle a baby croc if you're there at the right time.

Overall its a nice family owned business that can be an interesting addition to your day at the Island.

Visited May 2014
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