Airlie Beach Day Tour

The Whitsunday’s Only Crocodile Tour

See estuarine crocodiles in the Wild in the Whitsundays.

Nowhere else in Queensland can you experience so much in one location.

Whitsunday Crocodile Safari offers guests a unique Australian nature experience in natural habitat.

Explore the unique tropical environment of the Whitsunday coastline as you experience the wildlife and vegetation in the estuaries and wetlands.

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The Habitat

The natural attractions of the Whitsunday region do not end at the reef and islands. Local estuaries and wetlands stretch inland from the coast, to Proserpine River.

This habitat is home to many species of native birds, mammals, reptiles and marine animals, including about 150 estuarine crocodiles.

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The Campsite

Our unique and well appointed campsite is the base for all of your Safari activities. It is located in a natural setting, right on the bank of the Proserpine River, and is surrounded by melaleuca forest and mangrove habitat.

 Undercover tables, seating, toilet facilities, drinking water and refreshments are all available at the campsite.

Our campsite also has local historical significance. It was the site of Proserpine’s river port facility over 100 years ago and was used to transport sugar, freight and passengers to and from waiting steamships and barges which traversed the Queensland coast.

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The River Cruise

The River Cruise

We launch our vessel River Runner everyday and our guests are welcome to watch the action as we lower it by crane into Proserpine River.

Once onboard, your calm water adventure cruise begins. While seated in complete safety and comfort, you can investigate a marine mangrove ecosystem.

Observe estuarine (saltwater) crocodiles in their natural habitat. About 150 “Salties” inhabit Proserpine River and its surrounds.

Other wildlife is abundant in the mangroves and you will be fascinated by some of the characters you meet and their unique behaviours.

Our guides attempt to catch the famous Queensland mudcrab each day and provide guests with an entertaining insight into their features and fascinating lifecycle, before releasing the crabs back into Proserpine River.

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The Wetlands

Explore Goorganga Plains on a tractor-drawn wagon train and discover the vegetation and wildlife in a freshwater wetland habitat.

Our friendly local guides deliver professional expert commentary during the tour to help you understand more about our nature and our country.

Marvel at the many species of flora and fauna and experience unique Australian habitats including melaleuca forests, pastures, marine mangroves and saltpans which fringe the Proserpine River.

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The Tucker

Learn about the history of damper and billy-tea as our guides prepare them fresh for you onsite every day.

Once you know the secrets of the recipes and the tricks of the trade, you can see just how good they taste as you sample some traditional Australian “bush tucker”.

Our guides also prepare your delicious BBQ lunch onsite while you relax in comfort at our covered and well equipped campsite.

Airlie Beach Day Tour

Inclusions

  • All weather day tour with expert guides and commentary
  • Courtesy return bus transfers from Airlie Beach and Proserpine
  • Barbecue lunch **
  • Traditional Billy Tea and Damper
  • Iced drinking water
  • Rain ponchos are provided as required
  • Insect repellent is provided as required

** Vegetarian & gluten free meals must be pre-arranged at time of booking

Typical Itinerary

8:30 – 9:15am Pick-up and transfer to tour campsite in Proserpine

9:15 – 9:30am Welcome and introduction

9:30 – 11:30am Cruise on Proserpine River

11:30 – 12:15pm Barbecue Lunch

12:15 – 1:30pm Wetland Wagon-Train Tour

1:30 – 2:15pm Billy Tea and Damper at campsite

2:15 – 3:00pm Return transfer to accommodation and drop off points

Note: Times and routine may be varied to suit tidal variations

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Catering

  • Complimentary iced drinking water is available at the campsite throughout the tour
  • Lunch from the Barbecue: includes beef fillet steak, gluten free sausages, barramundi fish fillets, marinated chicken breast fillet and barbecued onions
  • Lunch from the Salad Bar: includes pasta, potato and mixed green salads, sliced tomato & cucumber, bread rolls and condiments
  • Lunch Dessert: traditional Lamington Cake
  • NOTE: Some special diets such as Vegetarian and Gluten Free can be catered for but must be requested at time of booking
  • Afternoon Tea: Billy tea and damper prepared on-site, served with jam, syrup & honey
  • Cold softdrinks, juices and bottled water can be purchased at the campsite
  • Snack items are NOT available for purchase

What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Cash (for cold drinks & souvenirs)
  • Jacket (on cool or windy days)
  • Footwear (any type is appropriate)
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OUR GUARANTEE TO OUR GUESTS

We guarantee that our guests will encounter quality staff, good service, expert information, amazing experiences and great food at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari.

WET WEATHER CONTINGENCY

This is an all-weather tour and all activities are conducted under the cover of a roof, however rain ponchos are provided as necessary.

  • This tour came highly recommended by our Accommodation and I'm so glad we listened. We had an amazing day! I've lost count of how many crocs we were able to see. Our guide was so knowledgeable not just about crocodiles but also the area's history. The lunch provided was fantastic and plentiful and afternoon tea of damper just topped off a fantastic day. Very family friendly activity, it was enjoyed by all of us!

    Jaimee
  • We had a great day out at Croc Safari. Mark our guide was excellent in his friendliness, professional service, knowledge of Crocs and Local history. We saw plenty of crocs, wallabies, birds etc. Ian made a great bbq lunch and also great tea and Damper. Would recommend this day out to all. One tip use plenty of insect repellent, this is on hand for us on the camp site and on the boat but would also take my own.

    Lynn
  • Steve our guide was amazing! True Ozzie. They provide lunch and most defiantly never under produce! we were able to go in for seconds! The tour its self was very informative and very fun going spotting crocs big and small!

    Jessica
  • This is a absolute must do when in Queensland - seeing crocs in their natural habitat is far better than any croc farm I have been to in the past. Steve and Mark were fantastic hosts - Mark really surprised me when he caught a snake amongst the reeds. Lunch was really good and I loved that you could purchase cold soft drinks and that they even set up a makeshift tourist shop - these guys have really thought of everything. Its a little out of town but you are picked up from your accommodation and returned at the end of the day - I recommend this for all ages.

    Katherine
  • We had a ball seeing wild crocs in their natural habitat. Had a great BBQ lunch and saw lots of other animals to. Great for kids and adults.

    Barry
  • What an amazing day. Seeing crocs in their natural habitats, birds, wallabies, cows turtles, crabs, delicious food. Plus informative commentary from a super friendly guide. Just sensational cannot recommend enough. (Take a jumper can be cool cruising the river)

    Leshia

Experiences on the safari include:

  • Cruising the calm waters of Proserpine River as you watch estuarine crocodiles in their natural habitat.
  • Exploring a mangrove ecosystem and observing the inhabitants including birds, fish, crustaceans and the Queensland mudcrab.
  • Exploring Goorganga Plains on a tractor-drawn wagon train to discover the vegetation and wildlife in a freshwater wetland habitat including birds, marsupials and reptiles.
  • Professional expert commentary from local experienced guides.

The Tucker

Learn about the history of damper and billy-tea as our guides prepare them fresh for you onsite every day.

Once you know the secrets of the recipes and the tricks of the trade, you can see just how good they taste as you sample some traditional Australian “bush tucker”.

Our guides also prepare your delicious BBQ lunch onsite while you relax in comfort at our covered and well equipped campsite.

Airlie Beach Day Tour
Proserpine River Wildlife Tours

The Habitat

The natural attractions of the Whitsunday region do not end at the reef and islands. Local estuaries and wetlands stretch inland from the coast, to Proserpine River.

This habitat is home to many species of native birds, mammals, reptiles and marine animals, including about 150 estuarine crocodiles.

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