Daintree Crocodylus

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Overview of Daintree Crocodylus

Daintree Crocodylus

2.5 star property
Family-friendly lodge with outdoor pool, near Jindalba Boardwalk

8.8/10 Fabulous

157 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lounge area
161 Buchanan Creek Road, Cow Bay, QLD, 4873
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 106 min drive

About this property

Daintree Crocodylus

When visiting Cow Bay, Daintree Crocodylus is a great choice to consider. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. There's an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. The restaurant and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.


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/140°F or hotter

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Children's menu
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Children's books
  • Musical instruments
  • Bed rails
  • Pool gate

What to do

  • Archery
  • Ecotours
  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


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


  • 15 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1987
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • 24-hour pool access


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Highchair


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Special features


Jungle Nest - This bar specializes in soul food and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.
Crocs Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Daintree Crocodylus offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Daintree Crocodylus does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Daintree Crocodylus?
As of 17 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Daintree Crocodylus on 18 Aug 2022 start from CA $80, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Daintree Crocodylus?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Daintree Crocodylus?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Daintree Crocodylus?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Daintree Crocodylus?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Daintree Crocodylus?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Daintree Crocodylus and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as archery. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a fitness center and an arcade. Daintree Crocodylus also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Daintree Crocodylus?
Yes, Jungle Nest offers alfresco dining and soul food. Nearby restaurants include Daintree Ice Cream Company (3.4 mi), On The Turps Restaurant (6.6 mi), and Thornton’s (7.7 mi).
Does Daintree Crocodylus have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Daintree Crocodylus like?
Daintree Crocodylus is located on the boardwalk, a short 1-minute walk from Daintree National Park and 18 minutes' walk from Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge. The local area is walkable and popular with nature enthusiasts.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Best Daintree experience for the family.
Best Daintree experience for the family. Great food and stay, such a good vibe.
Lisa, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jocelyn, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The safari tent experience is fantastic, the owners are lovely and cook great meals.
Jon, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Kathryn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A quiet place to immerse in a jungle setting. Sleeping to the sounds of the rainforest at night is wonderful.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

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
2-night trip
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