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Daintree Crocodylus
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in early May – a really excellent experience. As you will see from the other reviews, Sally and Steve are excellent hosts – full of useful information and extremely friendly. The bar/restaurant is a great spot after dark but the real star attraction is the forest – you are in it, not just looking at it. The bungalows are clean and rustic (in a very positive way). We are an Anglo/Danish family (by way of Tasmania) and we loved this place – the best advertisement is that we would go back tomorrow.

Room Tip: Ask Steve or Sally for advice on what to see/where to go - they are very knowledgeable and very help...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

this place is so special, set in the middle of the rainforest, yet accessible by the main road, heaps of wildlife and fantastic home cooked food (available really cheap with massive portions!). Sally & Steve were so welcoming and friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable about the area. you can book lots of local discounted stuff through them and they even have guided night walks that leave from the front door! the common space was awesome with a pool table, darts, swimming pool, comfy sofas, books to read, board games,internet, a bar and a cafe. the shared kitchen, toilets and showers were all ready clean and well equipped (we got an ensuite cabin which was really nice too). we had an amazing deck that went right out into the rainforest and totally private (great for romantics ;)...). i can't wait to go back there...sally i am missing your food, and steve, joe is missing your beer, lol!

Room Tip: if you want privacy and romance book a family cabin with ensuite ;)
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We loved the Crocodylus experience, from the night-time jungle exploration with the very knowledgeable Possum to the stunning sunrise sea kyak with Steve to find turtles and see the fringe reef. Not to mention the fantastic meals and hospitality provided by owners Sally and Steve.

The best beach in Australia is beautiful, clean and peaceful Cow Bay!

If you've not yet experienced Crocodylus, it's a must-do in Australia.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Crocodylus provided us with 3 nights of relaxation and nature loving. Owners Sally and Steve gave us all the relevant info for exploring and even booked our tours for us which we paid with our accomodation at the end. Steve runs a beautiful and relaxing sunset kayaking experience and Possum runs the night walk with so much knowledge, both our two favourite things we'd booked. The natural surroundings provided the perfect setting for our stay.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Great experience, from Archery, Kyaking to Jungle Walks and many other activities in the area. Your hosts Steve and Sally are very welcoming and full of information, they made us feel at home and helped us organsie both on and off site adventures . The highlight of our stay at Crocodylus was the Archery lesson ,getting dressed in our "camo" gear and trekking off through the jungle , it was awesome!!! Home cooking by Sally was great. Overall great place.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Sally & Steve welcomed us and invited us to make ourselves at home. We stayed in a fully contained cabin with shower & toilet; had fun sleeping under the mosquito net. It rained heavily at night and we got an authentic rainy season experience! Even though it was really wet, there was still plenty of relaxing & low stress activities. There's a large covered common area and it was great fun to break out favourite board games and get into a book. The $15 meals are all home cooked & tasty and beats stressing out trying to find food from the limited shops on the island. Best drink prices on the Cape.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I stayed 4 nights with a friend in a twin room. was really great. in the middle of the jungle. great food, cozy little bar with friendly locals ans very helpful hosts who really love what they do. bring insect repellent!

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Additional Information about Daintree Crocodylus

Address: 161 Buchanan Creek Rd | Daintree Rainforest, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Daintree Region > Cow Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Cow Bay
Price Range: $55 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Daintree Crocodylus 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Crocodylus Village Hotel Cow Bay
Daintree Crocodylus Daintree Region/Cow Bay

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