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Daintree Crocodylus
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Interesting jungle experience”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

My cousin and I wanted more space so we booked a family cabin (which can house up to 8 people, lol) The cabin was clean and spacious, and we found our stay very comfortable. we got new towels everyday, and our beds were comfortable. our main reason for choosing crocodylus was the good reviews that we had read on tripadvisor and because we were going on the snapper island kayak and overnight camping tour that they organise.

sally and steve were awesome and really nice. their customer service and hospitality made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable. cape trib connections, which was supposed to take us to crocodylus, didn't want to take us at the last minute, and sally very thankfully helped us get on Tropics Explorer to get us to crocodylus the night before. the food at crocodylus was also very tasty and well priced, which was really helpful, as there aren't many food outlets in the area (we had no car). we got to experience the sunday bbq prepared by sally which was great. we also liked how airy our cabin was, which kept things cool and let us see out into the forest easily. (a tip to other travelers - bring insect repellent!!)

if we were to stay in cape trib again, we would definitely come back to crocodylus and highly recommend it to anyone looking for accomodation in cape trib :)

i felt that the snapper island tour could have been much improved. as a tour, it was quite average. the island itself is beautiful. the shores are completely covered in dead coral and large pretty shells (some giant clam shells wash up, and they're huge), and they made tinkling wind chime sounds every time the tide went out. it also has a great reef surrounding the island, and we saw loads of fish, large reef sharks and many turtles. i found the kayak there very rushed (no breaks at all), which i felt was unnecessary, as the winds that day weren't particularly strong - it was a pretty clear day out, having rained the night before. we got there rather early (due to all the rushing), and the rest of the day was slowly spent on lunch, then pitching our tents, a short snorkel, dinner and laying about on the small tiny stretch of shore we landed on. this i felt was a complete waste of the island trip, as we didn't get to visit any other part of the island until the next day (where we went to snorkel in a strip of reef at the back of the island, before heading back to the mainland on our kayaks). there also wasn't much information given about the island/plant or marine life etc.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We recently spent a 2 night stay at Crocodylus with our 3 children aged 10, 8, and 5. It was such fun, and so refreshing to have a host like Steve who really went the extra mile to make us all feel welcome without smothering us - the coconut husking was a huge hit! Excellent atmosphere and the rainforest setting made it feel adventurous for the kids, we slept incredibly well listening to the night sounds and our bungalow was spacious and clean. We all wished we could have stayed longer. The meals were surprisingly good, varied, and excellent value, although there is a full kitchen which allows self-catering it's really great to have the option of not cooking - at all. Highly recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We both loved the Crocodylus experience, the magical sunrise sea kayak with Daniel to see sea turtles and the fringe reef, the mind blowing snorkelling on the Barrier Reef at Cape Trib, and the crocodile tour at Coopers Creek were definite highlights. The hospitality provided by Steve was second to none, and made our trip feel friendly and welcoming. The Sunday BBQ, prepared by Sally was lovely and excellent value, and got us talking to fellow travellers.

Cow Bay is a great place to have access to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, and at Crocodylus you are surrounded by rainforest, 1 metre from your hut. The Wompoo bird was a delight to wake up to in the mornings. The huts were clean, though basic, and the fresh dry towels everyday were great (not surprisingly nothing dries in the rainforest).

I would highly recommend this place, and we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

As a family of six we stayed at Crocodylus for three nights. It was an amazing place situated in the rainforest. The bungalow accommodation was roomy, clean and the beds were comfortable. A queen size bed rather than a double would have been better though.Loved having fresh towels everyday.
Sleeping in the rainforest was wonderful. The wind, rain and sounds of the forest was so soothing yet exhilarating.
The hosts, Steve and Sally were very welcoming and accommodating. The food was homely, yummy and very affordable. The Sunday night BBQ is a must.
Thankyou Steve and Sally for an amazing rainforest experience.

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This was a great place to say, staff very helpful and friendly, relaxed. The bungalow accommodation in the rainforest was so amazing- the noises of the forest, rain falling on roof, wind, frogs, birds- took me a few nights to get used to it but then slept like a dream under the mosquito net. Great to settle in there for 5 nights.
I absolutely recommend it- go there!

Room Tip: Bungalows cost a bit more but have ensuite shower and toilet, and are very private
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Coolangatta, Australia
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We spent 6 weeks travelling around Queendland in a campervan and this was the 1 night that we chose to leave our van and stay in a bungalow right in the rainforest. And it was so worth it. To hear the rain on the roof that evening and the creatures and birds of the night was great. We were given a friendly welcome on arrival with everything clearly explained with regards shower operating hours, meals, self catering packs, where best to visit around the area etc. and then we set off on our bikes to the beach down at Cow Bay which is gorgeous. Being a Sunday night we had the special BBQ dinner which is ridiculous value all for $15!! And there were 2nds!! The staff fed well over 100 people the night we were there and all in a very friendly and cheerful manner. Steve and Sally and their staff do a fabulous job in this special little eco resort and I would highly recommend Crocodylus Village for those looking for a rustic eco experience in the heart of the Rainforest.
PS Make sure you try the fantastic Organic Icecream from Floravilla Icecream Factory on the corner of the road down to Crocodylus - delicious.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Crocodylus Village is the perfect spot to experience DAINTREE RAINFOREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I loved the screened in rooms; falling asleep to the sound of the rain, frogs, and crickets in DAINTREE: it is an incredible experience. Crocodylus has hot showers, cool fans and beds when it's hot and warm blankets to curl up in when it's cold. It's a great place to explore with paths down to Cow Bay Beach (beautiful!) and for day tripping around Daintree. Steve and Sally have been MOST ACCOMMODATING both times I've been here: from recommending places to go and trails to explore, even going above and beyond their hosting duties by sharing some key food ingredients we needed for our meals (when we forgot to bring them and it was too late and no one was open for miles) for our group meals. They were also very gracious when adding one more person to stay at the last minute for our group (hard to do as they've been booked up lately)---and for a good reason!! Croc. Village is one of the most enjoyable places to stay in Daintree. PS--DON't MISS the EXCELLENT BBQ on SUNDAY NIGHTS!!! (I missed out on this the first time I came --we already had our meals planned--- then made sure to call ahead and make reservations). This is one of the best meals around for miles!!!!! And EVERYONE comes for this DELICIOUS COOKING!!!! THANK YOU STEVE AND SALLY for making our time in Daintree so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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