Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises

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Crocodile Express was the first wildlife cruise operator on the Daintree River in 1979. Your cruise will take you along sections of this spectacular waterway with your guide pointing out wildlife and flora along the foreshore and creeks. Their naturalist guides will interpret the importance of this amazing World Heritage location. A cruise on the Daintree River is a "must-do" activity as part of your Daintree Rainforest experience. The vessels are well equipped, comfortable and stable in all weather conditions.

Crocodile Express is the only operator with two different departure points along a twelve kilometre stretch of the river. This gives visitors the best opportunities to see wildlife and the diversity of this amazing eco system. From rainforest to mangroves the scenery is spectacular. The Upper Daintree section from Daintree Village is especially popular for bird watching and departures from Daintree Gateway near the Daintree River Ferry crossing offers spectacular views of Thornton Peak, rainforest and mangroves. Daintree River is well known for it's saltwater crocodiles which can be seen in both sections of the River

Both cruises are included in your ticket price and you can come back again unlimited times for 30 days.

Our Tours

Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruise (Tour 1)

Cruises depart regularly from 8.30am daily from Daintree Village River Jetty. All cruises take about one hour. This section of the river offers beautiful landscapes with rainforest with the lovely green pastures of the Daintree valley. This is also the rural part of the Daintree which has a rich farming history going back over 100 hundred years. Although this is the freshwater section of the river it is also a very healthy saltwater crocodile habitat.

Birdlife in this section of the river is popular with bird enthusiasts from all over the world looking for rare species that nest at different times throughout from New Guinea.

Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruise (Tour 2)

Cruises depart regularly from 8.30am daily from Daintree Gateway 300 metres from Ferry. All cruises take about one hour. This section of the river offers landscapes with rainforest and magnificent mangrove forest. This section of Daintree River is saltwater with a wide range of wildlife from reptiles to birds and crocodiles. Be sure to ask for a Croc Pass to come back again anytime including their other cruise departing from Daintree Village. Croc Pass is valid for 30 days.

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Facing Island

Facing Island, Gladstone Area
Facing Island is located approximately 12 kilometres from the Gladstone mainland and is accessible by private boat or barge service. The Island has long sandy beaches and designated camping areas, perfect for those who have four wheel drives, a fishing rod or a surfboard, or simply want to relax and explore the unspoilt bushland and coastline.

Gladstone Region

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
The Gladstone Region - Australia's best kept holiday secret - begins approximately 450 kilometres north of Brisbane. It's the gateway to the majestic Southern Great Barrier, fantastic fishing hotspots, amazing country adventures and pure national parks.

Lilley's Beach

Boyne Island, Gladstone Area
Lilley's Beach is a popular weekend camping spot for locals and tourists alike! Lilley's Beach is a sensitive foreshore area, that is carefully maintained by Boyne Smelter Ltd and Gladstone Regional Council.

Boyne Island

Boyne Island, Gladstone Area
Take a short drive south from Gladstone to the picturesque coastal communities of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands and you will experience a relaxed coastal lifestyle centred on attractive beaches, riverside walkways, parklands and recreational activities.

Gladstone

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
Gladstone might be best known for its impressively large multi commodity port, but there are some hidden gems in this industrial powerhouse waiting to be found. Island wonders, rural hinterland, coastal lifestyle and heaps of top fishing and boating spots, Gladstone is the perfect place to kick back and discover both man-made and natural marvels at work.

Tannum Sands

Tannum Sands, Gladstone Area
On a stunning part of the Gladstone Region Coastline, you will find the twin towns of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands. Year round swimming due to pretty consistent temps make this a water-sports paradise with stand up paddle-boarding, jet-skis, wind surfers, paragliders and more dotting the shoreline.

Southend Curtis Island

Curtis Island, Gladstone Area
If you love fishing, camping, boating, turtles and miles of sandy beaches and turquoise waters, then Southend Curtis Island is a must visit in the Gladstone Region. Located just 12 kilometres from the mainland and a short one kilometre walk or drive from the Curtis Island jetty.

Round Hill Lookout

West Gladstone, Gladstone Area
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Overlooking Gladstone, Tannum Sands and the Hinterland, Round Hill Lookout offers stunning 360 degree views especially at sunset. This is a popular viewing platform for Gladstone's Industry, City Centre and the Islands of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Calliope

Calliope, Gladstone Area
A landscape which features historical homesteads, horse riding trails, national parks, lookouts and native bush Calliope is shaped by an air of yesteryear but look a little closer and there is lots to discover.

Mount Larcom

Mount Larcom, Gladstone Area
Found about 20 minutes drive from the Gladstone Central Business District is the small rural township of Mount Larcom. Terrific for a short break during your travels, Mount Larcom has picnic areas, pubs and several takeaway and supply stores to keep you going.
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