Destination Daintree

Daintree Crocodylus

If you want to get in touch with nature in the raw, and are not after manicured grass and air conditioners, then Daintree Crocodylus Village at Cow Bay is your answer.

Secluded in the depths of some of the last remaining lowland rainforest in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, our accommodation guarantees you get up close and personal with the jungle and its inhabitants. Abundant wildlife including monitor lizards, bandicoots, cassowaries, boyds dragons, orange footed scrub fowls and myriad other tropical birds, mammals, and insects call this resort home, making Crocodylus a must for all nature lovers and a great place to experience the real Daintree.

Designed to maximise your eco-pleasure, without compromising your comfort, all our accommodation is nestled deep within Crocodylus’ own 21 acres of rainforest. The wooden and canvas bungalows are built safari tent style with high ceilings to catch the natural breezes.

Centrally located in beautiful Cow Bay, just north of the Daintree River, Crocodylus Village also offers the perfect location for exploring the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. You can take part in as many, or as few, activities as you like. From a two day sea-kayaking expedition to spectacular Snapper Island, to a gentle stroll through the rainforest with our resident guide Possum. We’ll make sure you get the most value for your holiday dollar.

After your days exploration, wind down the evening sharing your day’s activities with our friendly staff and other guests, or slip into the pool, surf the net, learn about the Daintree from our rainforest facts, or just relax. For those who still have energy to burn take our terrific jungle night walk, or join the kids in some board games or snooker.

We’ll keep you well fed and watered at Crocodylus Village too! Check out our famous Kingfisher Café, open 7am-10pm everyday with loads of budget-minded, fresh and tasty tropical fare or prepare your own in our fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Thirsty? - then quench your thirst at our fully licensed Gecko bar. Try a tropical cocktail with a twist or mix it up with one of our local brews.

Last but not least, when you just can't keep your eyes open any longer, make your way through the jungle to your very own piece of paradise and fall asleep to the sounds of the rainforest dreaming of tomorrows eco-adventures.

Renowned for our friendly, casual atmosphere (check us out on Trip Advisor ), we love nature and strive to ensure our guests get the best out of their Daintree stay. While you are with us make sure to ask us everything about the rainforest and its inhabitants. Steve and Jack are specialists at opening coconuts too!!

Accommodation Options

Multishare Daintree Dorms $25nt per bed

Perfect for backpackers or those travelling alone, share the rainforest experience in one of our multi-share dorm rooms. Each of the rooms have a maximum of four beds (2 bunks) and open out onto their very own rainforest veranda. Toilet and shower facilities are available in the shared amenities block just metres away

* Bunk bed (2)

* Mosquito nets

* Cooling fans

* Veranda and chairs

* Linen

Jungle Double or Twin (shared facilities) $75nt per room

Just the thing for those watching their pennies but not willing to share, these rooms offer privacy without expense. Each one has either a double bed or two singles with mozzie nets that open out onto a verandah, showcasing the rainforest. Toilet and shower facilities are just metres away making those midnight trips fast and easy.

* Double or Twin beds

* Mosquito nets

* Cooling fans

* Veranda and chairs

* Linen

Tropical Cabin (max 2) $95nt per room

Nestled under the undisturbed rainforest canopy, and with only one common wall, our Tropical Cabins are perfect for a couple. Each cabin has its own shower and separate toilet, a double bed and an outdoor table and chairs on the private veranda.

* Double bed

* Linen and towels

* Shower and separate toilet

* Mosquito nets

* Cooling fans

* Outdoor table and chairs

* Private veranda

Rainforest Bungalow (max 8) $110nt per room (2pax) Extra Adult $15 Child $10 Under 3yrs Free

Set individually within the rainforest with no common walls, and sleeping up to eight people, our Rainforest Bungalows are perfect for a large family or perhaps two smaller ones. Each bungalow has its own bathroom facilities and a large private veranda with tables and chairs

* Double bed

* (3) Three bunk beds

* Linen and towels

* Shower and separate toilet

* Mosquito nets

* Cooling fans

* Outdoor table and chairs

* Private veranda Facilities

While you are with us we will cater to all your holiday needs no matter how big or small. Check out the list below to see just how much Crocodylus Village has to offer:

Kingfisher Cafe

Kingfisher Cafe is open all day everyday with loads of fresh and tasty tropical fare that will tantalise your taste buds but won’t break your budget.

Gecko Bar

The Gecko Bar is fully licensed with plenty of exotic cocktails and local brews to keep you well watered and your thirst at bay.

Self Catering Kitchen

Our self catering kitchen has everything you need to prepare all your own meals. Crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, fridges, gas cooker, BBQ and lots more.

General Store

With no supermarkets north of the Daintree River we keep a good selection of groceries, fruit and veggies, toiletries and IT needs - just in case you forgot something.

General Amenities

  • Shared Shower and Toilet Block
  • Coin Operated Laundry Ironing Facilities
  • Secure Safe for guest’s belongings
  • Tour Bookings
  • Public Phone - there is no mobile coverage in the Daintree
  • Internet including WiFi
  • Book swap
  • Free Off-Street Parking
  • Bike Hire
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club (Australian school holidays only)
  • Games Area – snooker, darts, board games
  • Interactive Eco Centre
  • Self Guided Rainforest Walks
  • Guided Night or Day Rainforest Walks
  • Sunrise Paddle Treks
  • Overnight Kayak Tours

Things to Do

The Daintree and Cape Trib are where the real Cairns action is and there are heaps and heaps of activities up here that will keep you busy for days sending you home with unforgettable memories from a very special part of the world. Whether you like sea kayaking at sunrise, getting up close and personal with Daintree rainforest animals, or just learning some rainforest facts, we have plenty on offer.

Our friendly staff are specialists in helping you choose exactly what you need, to make the most of the unique environment, while ensuring you also get the best value for your money. Let us know what you’re interested in when you book and we can design an itinerary for you.

Here's one we designed earlier:

Day 1 

Pick up your hire car from Cairns (airport or accommodation pick up available) Drive along the beautiful coast road fromCairns to CowBay(approx 2.5hrs) stopping along the way to: Marvel at the amazing sights Lunch in luxury at Port Douglas Swim amongst the rainforest at Mossman Gorge; Spot a crocodile or two on a Daintree River Cruise Afternoon; Cross over the Daintree River and travel over the spectacular Alexandra Range to beautiful Cow Bay, arriving at Crocodylus Village just in time to check in and soak up the sights, sounds, and smells of the resorts 21 acres of pristine rainforest before dinner.

Dinner - Indulge in some tasty tropical fare at our famous Kingfisher Café Evening Take our 3hr guided rainforest discovery night walk through the jungle then turn in and sleep the night away nestled under the rainforest canopy

Day 2 

Arise to the sounds of the rainforest and sit back for a leisurely tropical breakfast at Kingfisher Café Choose your mornings Daintree Rainforest adventure: Horse riding at Myall Beach Jungle Surfing a tCape Tribulation Guided Rainforest Walk (daytime is very different to night time) Half day trip to the Reef with Ocean Safari Lunch Enjoy your scrumptious picnic lunch at beautiful Thornton Beach (picnic courtesy of Kingfisher Café)


Visit all things Daintree as you slowly drive back from Cape Tribulation: Exotic Fruit Tasting; Daintree Eco Centre; Daintree Ice-cream Factory; Daintree Entomological Museum;


Enjoy another delicious dinner from Kingfisher Café


Relax at the Gecko bar, check out our onsite eco centre and enjoy our nightly entertainment. Retire and snooze the night away cocooned deep within the rainforest

Day 3 

Arise early (6.30am) for your Sunrise Paddle Trek along the exquisite Daintree coastline, eating your tropical breakfast and morning tea surrounded by sparkling waters and white sandy beaches, filling in your time searching for turtles, dolphins, dugongs and maybe even a whale!


Return to Crocodylus to check out and devour a tropical lunch


Cruise back toCairns to check your hire car back in enjoying all the sites along the way

For Ever More Enjoy the memories of your fabulous rainforest adventure.

So what are you waiting for! Check in, chill out, and give yourself up to the charms of Crocodylus, your village in the rainforest.