4.4 out of 5

"A great place to stay in the Daintree rainforest. Property exactly as described. A true nature experience, thank you Sally and Steve for making our st ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 07 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Daintree Crocodylus you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Daintree Discovery Centre and Jindalba Boardwalk. Highlights at this lodge include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and free self parking.

All 25 rooms feature furnished balconies and ceiling fans. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges, microwaves and hobs.

Jungle Nest serves soul food and is open for breakfast and dinner. Crocs Bar is the lodge's own bar. Enjoy the fitness centre along with access to ecotours and bike rentals. Additionally, you'll find wired Internet in public areas, a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 8 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Sights within a 20-minute drive of this Cow Bay lodge include Daintree Rainforest and Thornton Beach.

Economy Tree House, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$68* Per night/room 22 Aug. - 23 Aug.

Family Room, Multiple Beds (Rainforest Bungalow)

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Family Room (Safari Hut)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Economy Tree House, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Tree House, Ensuite (Tropical Cabin)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Daintree Crocodylus ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Daintree Crocodylus

Everyone (30) Couples (12) Family (14)
2 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Aug. 2019

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4 out of 5
Being in the Rainforest and all the bird life. Didn't like that our neighbours left their light on until late which lite up our cabin making it difficult to sleep

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
Bit run down. Frontage not easily noticed. Rubbish non-organic lying about.

Posted by on 28 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
what a great place to stay to get the kids out of the city and into some nature. steve and sally are warm, enthusiastic and accommodating hosts. it has a wonderful communal feel and puts you right in the rainforest. the meals are great value and are simple and delicious. games galore, nature tracks to explore and a great way to enjoy a more simple existence. the kids loved it and we would recommend highly for families with young kids looking for something a little different a resort and kids club.

Posted by on 26 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Had a great time, such a great jungle feel. We saw a cassowary and it's babies just strolling past during breakfast. The staff are really great, wish we had stayed longer.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 26 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
Great place if you want to be amongst the wildlife, and live simply. Great value for money. The cafe meals were yummy and well priced. Enjoyed our stay very much.

Posted by , from Townsville on 24 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5
A great place to stay in the Daintree rainforest. Property exactly as described. A true nature experience, thank you Sally and Steve for making our stay a memorable one. Food fantastic too!

Posted by on 7 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Camping in the jungle!!

A great stay. This accommodation is like glamping (glamorous camping) - they are simple rooms located in the middle of the rainforest. We loved it!

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5
Wished we could have stayed longer. Crocodylus offers so much to appreciate for travellers on a budget or looking for something other than a manicured motel room. Beautiful solid wood tables and benches in the communal area, well equipped self catering kitchen, affordable meals and bar, lovely pool, plenty of games and books for entertainment. It was very special going to sleep and waking up surrounded by the sounds of the forest. Very peaceful way to get away from the touristy trail. Steve's night walk was terrific, as were his coffee and hot chocolate. I believe Sally's cooking rates highly too. Rooms are very basic (they could use a hook or two to hang wet towels on), but beds very comfortable and small verandah a great way to get away from people for a while. Hot showers better in the mornings as hot water was a bit unreliable in the evenings. I will be back for some more digital/life detox.

Posted by on 5 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 May 2018 by Sally

Thanks for the review guys and great to have had you stay

2 out of 5

Did not like the backpacker style.

Overall, we did not enjoy it. I think that we could have found a better place in Daintree for the price we paid.

Posted by on 22 Oct. 2017

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Property Features

Daintree Crocodylus offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have wired Internet for a fee. A library, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at Daintree Crocodylus. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Cow Bay lodge.

  • 1 floor
  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 15 buildings
  • Built in 1987
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in some public areas: Wired Internet access - surcharge


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (115 km / 71.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Daintree Crocodylus offers 25 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens and a ceiling fan. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Kitchenware
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Jungle Nest – This bar specialises in soul food and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Crocs Bar – On-site bar.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 5 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 5 PM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests planning to arrive early can find their named map on the reception steps, find their room, make themselves at home, and come for formal check-in after 5 PM. Guests may contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking if they have questions.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 5 PM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 4 and AUD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: AUD 5 per hour (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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
  • Crocodylus
  • Daintree Crocodylus Region/Cow Bay
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.