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Daintree Crocodylus, Cow Bay

2.5-star2.5 stars
161 Buchanan Creek RoadCow BayQLD4873Australia

Cow Bay lodge with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Tasty breakfast
Delicious food
Great location
Room is all right
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Daintree Crocodylus, Cow Bay

from $56
  • Family Room (Rainforest Bungalow)
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite (Tropical Cabin)
  • Basic Double Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Family Room (Safari Hut)
  • Basic Twin Room

What’s around Daintree Crocodylus, Cow Bay


  • In a national park
  • Daintree Discovery Centre - 40 min walk
  • Coral Sea - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Daintree Entomological Museum - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Daintree Rainforest - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Daintree Wild Zoo - 10.5 mi / 16.9 km
  • Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary - 14.7 mi / 23.6 km
  • Myall Beach - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 132 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 25 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 5 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
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.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Wired Internet access in public areas *



  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 15
  • Year Built 1987
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony

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. Open daily.

Crocs Bar - Onsite bar.

Daintree Crocodylus, Cow Bay’s small print

Also known as

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


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 15.0 per day

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

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for AUD 5 per hour (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 53 reviews

Daintree Crocodylus, Cow Bay
rustic but very plesant
I was not expecting a rustic room with just a fan, mosquito netting and a light. The toilet is in another building. But once I got over the shock it was a very pleasant stay. Except that the couple in the room behind us hopefully was not aware that we were in the next room trying to sleep because we could here every word of their loud conversation. Finally got up at 11pm and asked them to stop. However Steve was an excellent host and I would stay again, asking for a cabin with no neighbors.
Connie, us1 night trip
Daintree Crocodylus, Cow Bay
Great sleep in the wilderness
Very friendly staff, great (and cheap per Australian standard) food. Big common area with lots of board games to choose from. Highly recommend if you are looking to experience the nature/rainforest up close. You will get a true rainforest experience, including bugs (not bad inside the rooms) and early morning bird chirps. We did not see any, but heard there are some cassowaries known to roam around the hotel property occasionally.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Daintree Crocodylus, Cow Bay
This hotel was a great way to immerse yourself in the rainforest. It was great!
Jennifer, us1 night romance trip
Daintree Crocodylus, Cow Bay
A hightlight of our trip to FNQ
If you are looking for a standard hotel experience or luxury then Crocodylus is not for you. If you want to feel like you are really living in the rainforest with a fantastic host and a unique common area, then do not hesitate to come here. Our family of four had a great time. Two nights was not enough!
Robyn, au2 night family trip
Daintree Crocodylus, Cow Bay
Different concept but a little discomforting
Being a stay in the middle of the forest, it's different and interesting. But I think they have taken things too far by having transparent nets for walls, no locks on doors, shaky wooden platforms that make whole lot of noise when someone walks on them.
SAURABH, in1 night romance trip

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Daintree Crocodylus, Cow Bay

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