Airlie Beach

Whitsunday Crocodile Safari including Lunch

Airlie Beach, Australia

From USD 102.25

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the bush and estuaries of ‘wild Whitsunday’ on this full-day crocodile safari! Go croc-spotting on a Proserpine River cruise, and look for other wetlands wildlife on a tractor-pulled wagon tour. Take part in a Queensland mudcrab capture, and get a taste of bush life with traditional billy tea and damper. Feast on a fresh Aussie barbecue midday, and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off from Airlie Beach, Cannonvale or Proserpine. 
  • Spot some Saltwater crocodiles on a 2-hour Proserpine River cruise
  • Travel on an open-air wagon and marvel at Australia's unique wildlife
  • Experience traditional Australian "bush tucker", damper and billy tea. Prepared freshly onsite.
  • Enjoy a delicious Aussie BBQ lunch
  • Small group of maximum 30 people ensures an intimate and personal experience
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Airlie Beach hotels

What's Included

  • A two hour calm-water cruise on the Proserpine River with saltwater crocodile watching.
  • An open air, elevated tractor drawn, wagon-train tour
  • Aussie BBQ lunch
  • Freshly cooked, traditional bushman's damper and billy tea
  • Comprehensive commentary delivered by experienced local guides
  • Return coach transfers from Airlie Beach/Shute Harbour and mainland accommodation
  • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:30 am

Pickup details

We pickup from most accommodation and bus stops in the Airlie Beach, Cannonvale and Proserpine areas.

What To Expect

Take a walk on the wild side with this full-day Whitsunday crocodile safari! After pickup from your Airlie Beach, Cannonvale or Proserpine hotel, travel inland along estuaries and backwater channels to your nature base for the day. 

Glide along the gentle currents of the Proserpine River on a 2-hour cruise, keeping an eye out for wild saltwater crocodiles lounging on the banks or lurking just beneath the water’s surface. Your river guide will point out other native wildlife along the way, including lizards, turtles and exotic birds. You’ll also explore the wetlands on a tractor-pulled wagon ride for a different perspective. Enjoy fresh air and sunshine on the open-air ride as your guide shares secrets of the landscape. 

Experience customs of the Australian bush and wetlands with a variety of activities, including a Queensland mudcrab capture and traditional ‘bush tucker’ featuring billy tea and damper bread. Midday, enjoy a freshly prepared Aussie barbecue among the secluded landscape teeming with wildlife. After your day in the wilds, the tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.

Whitsunday Crocodile Safari

6 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, hat, jacket or pullover, sunscreen
  • Crocodiles sightings are not be guaranteed although success rate is 99.8% over 20 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 31 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Easy trip for myself and 10 year old, but as advertised, not for wheelchair access.
Weather can vary on each experience however we were lucky to get some sun through to see some of the bigger crocs in their natural habitat.
216 reviews
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the whole tour was...
Paul_T, Apr 2023
the whole tour was fantastic as well as the lunch supplied , overall a brilliant day which pleased a family from a 6 year old to a 68 yr old
Awesome day
Val_M, Mar 2023
Great day awesome guide food was amazing, all round was a great day, probably a little warm but nothing you can do about the weather
Paige_J, Mar 2023
Very boring trip. Starting with a long tractor tour, talking about leaves and trees. The tour guide actually stopped the tractor multiple times to pick off a leaf and pass it around for everyone to look at and feel and then a piece of bark. followed by a billy tea. 2 hour boat ride, eventually seeing 2 tiny sized crocs. Definitely not worth the money. Wouldn’t recommend to young people.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Paige Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you felt that your experience with us was so disappointing. Operating in nature, we are subjected to many variables over which we have no control, including weather, seasons and also other users of the habitat. All of these factors can impact on the experiences we can achieve on any given day. We don't try to deceive our guests and that is why it is clearly stated on our website and brochure, under terms & conditions, that we cannot guarantee crocodile sightings. Our success rate for seeing crocodiles has been 99.8% from 6300 tours conducted over more than 23 years of operation, during which we have hosted nearly 130,000 guests. Our goal is to offer our guests a quality Australian nature experience which is conducted in the wild, not in a zoo or wildlife park. Kind regards Steve Watson
Absolutely awesome day
Silvana_C, Mar 2023
Seeing the crocodiles in there own habitat was wonderful, our guide Steve was fantastic, very informative and professional and BBQ lunch was awesome, plenty to eat for everyone and we finished of with Billy tea and damper, it was delicious 😋
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your review. Kind regards Steve Watson
Great day with my family of 5
Belinda_K, Jan 2023
What a great day, loved cruising the river looking for Croc's, didn't see as many big ones as we hoped but seen many smaller ones. That can't be helped. The lunch was amazing very yummy. The tour was very informative, they definitely knew there stuff. Overall we really enjoyed our day at the crocodile safari.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Belinda Thank you for your review. Kind regards Steve Watson
Great tour!
Magdalena_W, Jan 2023
Great Tour! The pick up was on time. You start with the boat tour on the river. There are many crocs to see, it´s a great experience. Steve gives you a lot of information about the crocs. The lunch was good! All guides were very friendly, I enjoyed the time.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Magdalena Thank you for your review. Kind regards Steve Watson
Worth consideration
JaneM_H, Dec 2022
A very interesting and comfortable tour from hotel pick-up to drop off. Knowledgeable and entertaining hosts with safety and friendliness foremost.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review. Kind regards Steve Watson
Croc cruise
Annette_H, Nov 2022
A great day. Not many crocodiles out but saw a few little ones. Big ones didn’t come out of water but saw their heads . Great bbq lunch with plenty to eat. Nice Billy tea and damper after tractor ride. Guides are very informative. A great relaxing day
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review Annette. Kind regards Steve Watson
Fantastic must do when in Airlie
Lauren_B, Nov 2022
The tour was fantastic start to finish the staff are so welcoming and informative. We learned so much from this tour on crocodiles in natural habitat and also traditional bush information and food. One of the best tours we have been on. Thanks for such a great day.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review Lauren. Kind regards Steve Watson
Hot 🥵
Zoe_B, Nov 2022
Super hot weather! Not suitable for little kids that can’t be quiet, wrong time of year to see lots of crocodiles
Crocs in Nature
ChristieN_H, Nov 2022
A great day! Learned a lot about the crocs, other local animals and plant life from our two guides. Enjoyed a hardy lunch and afternoon tea. Fun and relaxing day.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback. Kind regards Steve Watson
Our Big Croc Safari
Beverley_C, Oct 2022
Pearl was awesome, but the gig guy Shotgun blew us out of the water! We never knew what to expect with the tractor ride however, turned out to be very educational and interesting. Also the BBQ was excellent and the billy tea was to die for!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your review. Kind regards Steve Watson
Awesome 👌 experience
Pam_O, Oct 2022
It was all amazing great day. Highly recommended. Seen plenty of Crocs, Billy tea and damper was delicious and Lunch was just as delicious 😋
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for your review. Kind regards Steve Watson
Awesome value for money
simon_m, Sept 2022
Great day great value highly recommended. The guides Mark and Ian were great and took great care if everyone. The lunch and damper was delicious even better than the expensive lunch I had at the hotel the day before. Mark's knowledge of the crocs, birds animals and country was exceptional. Value fir money will be recommending this to anyone and everyone thanks
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank you for your review Simon. Kind regards Steve Watson
Brilliant day
kerri_p, Aug 2022
Fantastic day - lots of crocodiles to see. Very informative guide and the tractor ride was a great way to finish the day. Fantastic lunch and afternoon tea.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. Kind regards Steve Watson
Worth every cent
Emily_P, July 2022
We went on our tour in July which seemed to be the best time to go on this tour. It was fantastic. We seen at least 7 large male Crocs and countless females and babies. Our tour guide was awesome- friendly and very knowledgeable. The food also exceeded our expectations. Overall we had the best day and it was worth every cent to do this tour.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks for your review Emily. Kind regards Steve Watson
Lyne_L, July 2022
it's worth it! The guides are very interesting. It’s amazing to see crocodiles so close. Nice family tour !
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for your review. Kind regards Steve Watson
Great day bucket list
Brenda_J, July 2022
Really enjoyed the whole experience, Mark was knowledgeable and knew the crocs by name. The food was great loved the damper experience and Billy tea. Amazed at how many crocs there were.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for your review. Kind regards Steve Watson
Amazing tour. Highly recommended.
Nina_R, July 2022
Amazing staff, fantastic food and A LOT of wild crocodiles. We also had the opportunity to feed Angus the horse and a few of his friends. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable not only about crocs but the local flora and fauna. Our tour guide got our boat up close and personal with some of the biggest crocs we've seen. Thanks so much! Highly recommended 👌
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for your review. Kind regards Steve Watson
Brilliant experience
Louella_D, July 2022
Loved our day out and the yummy food Steve was such a knowledgeable man and made it even better with his talks Highly recommend to everyone to see crocodiles in their natural environment
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for your review. Kind regards Steve Watson