Daintree Crocodylus

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Outdoor pool
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Overview of Daintree Crocodylus

Daintree Crocodylus

2.5 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Gym
161 Buchanan Creek Road, Cow Bay, QLD, 4873

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBaralba Corridor Nature Refuge18 min walk
  • Popular LocationDaintree Discovery Centre2 min drive
  • Popular LocationJindalba Boardwalk7 min drive
  • AirportBloomfield, QLD (BFC)104 min drive

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About this area

Cow Bay

Located in Cow Bay, Daintree Crocodylus is in a national park and on the boardwalk. While the natural beauty of Daintree Rainforest and Thornton Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Marrdja Botanical Walk. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Daintree Discovery Centre. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge - 18 min walk
  • Daintree Discovery Centre - 2 min drive
  • Acaciavale Nature Refuge - 6 min drive
  • Kaba-Kada Nature Refuge - 6 min drive
  • Jindalba Boardwalk - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 106 min drive


  • Floravilla Ice Cream Factory - 19 min walk
  • Daintree Ice Cream Company - 9 min drive
  • On The Turps Restaurant - 14 min drive
  • Thornton’s - 15 min drive
  • Thornton Beachside Bar & Cafe - 16 min drive

About this property

Daintree Crocodylus

Family-friendly lodge with fitness centre and coffee shop/cafe
An outdoor pool, a restaurant and a fitness centre are available at this lodge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/cafe and laundry facilities are on-site. Housekeeping is available on request.
Daintree Crocodylus offers 25 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens and a ceiling fan. Rooms open to furnished balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Housekeeping is provided on request.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian, Spanish, Thai

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: AUD 4-15 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Jungle Nest
  • Crocs Bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour pool access
  • Arcade/games room
  • Archery
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Ecotours
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Children's toys
  • High chair
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Musical instruments
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Pool gate
  • Fridge


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Separate sitting area
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Guests will receive key retrieval information
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 4 and AUD 15 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

24-hour pool access

Property is also known as

Crocodylus Daintree
Crocodylus Hostel
Daintree Crocodylus
Daintree Crocodylus Hostel
Crocodylus Village Daintree Region/Cow Bay
Crocodylus Village Hotel Cow Bay
Daintree Crocodylus Lodge
Crocodylus Lodge
Daintree Crocodylus Region/Cow Bay
Daintree Crocodylus Lodge
Daintree Crocodylus Cow Bay
Daintree Crocodylus Lodge Cow Bay

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 83 out of 151 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 47 out of 151 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 151 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 151 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 151 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The safari tent experience is fantastic, the owners are lovely and cook great meals.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Jungle experience.
Gorgeous setting. Friendly welcome. Tents are solid as they withstood a very windy and rainy night. We didn't mind the limited availability of power. Food was tasty. One minor suggestion to managment - blankets could do with replacement.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Sleeping in the rainforest
Loved the rainforest feel of this place. It rained all night and listening to it hit the roof of our room was very relaxing. Unfortunately someone was smoking outside the room next door and came straight through our room all night.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Liked it’s isolation and minimalist approach. Simple but comfortable. No TV and limited electronic media devices. No a/c - just a fan. Jungle walk was a highlight.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A quiet place to immerse in a jungle setting. Sleeping to the sounds of the rainforest at night is wonderful.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved our stay. The friendly staff, Steve and Sally. Great home cooked food. Beautiful forest experience and loved the night forest walk. Kids loved the pool too. Thanks
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Camping in the Daintree
I'll be honest and say I didn't read reviews of Crocodylus before we stayed. I saw a tent with a bathroom and I was in. Great communication from Sally prior to our stay regarding things to do and we booked the night walk. It's quite an experience staying here. The noise from the arguing scrub fowls is incredible. Bring earplugs! Power on at 7am for a few hours, back on at 5pm and off again at 10:30pm. If you are out and about after 10:30 make sure you have a torch. It's very, very dark as my partner found out... Follow the rules and do not leave food of any kind in your huts. We had a couple of clip lock bags with meds in them. A Menomys got into one that had been left open and had a chew on some blood thinning tablets! We got a picture of it still in the bag but let it out unharmed after it's photo op. The double bed is really small when you're used to a bigger bed. Maybe as they come up for replacement put queen beds in some of the cabins? Sally is a great cook!! Sally's dinners and breakfasts were excellent. Steve makes a mean coffee. Beer and cider was very reasonably priced. We didn't use the pool but it was clean and virtually leaf free, amazing considering the trees that surround it. Bring a pack of cards with you and either headlamps or a battery lamp to use in your hut after power off. If we return to the Daintree I'm pretty sure we'll stay another couple of nights at Crocodylus.
Pender was our hut
Great breakfasts from Sally
Our hut from the rainforest
Day time inside the hut
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic spot in Heart of the rainforest
Basic accommodation in a superb setting. If you don’t come expecting luxury and want a real slice of living amid the rainforest then you’ll love it. Super Friendly welcome. Good quality, excellent value meals if you decide not to cook in the well set-up communal kitchen . The night walk is well worth it
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very friendly and helpful hosts. A most interesting location and style of accomodation.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020