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Wildlife Habitat CrocArena

The Queensland Government provided $500,000 to support the construction of the CrocArena attraction at Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas.

Opened in September 2021, the attraction was purpose built for crocodile shows and includes a grandstand with seating for 300 people, as well as an underwater viewing area where visitors can watch crocodile feeding ‘eye-to-teeth’. Guests can also ‘swim with the salties’, protected by an enclosed perspex dive chamber.

Three male crocodiles reside at the attraction in a tropical oasis developed with large, clear water lagoon pools shaded by established trees. The experience also includes a new enclosure for freshwater crocodiles and interactive educational experiences.

This project is part of the $25 million Growing Tourism Infrastructure (GTI) Fund 2020/21 which is a key element of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs to help accelerate the State’s recovery from COVID-19.


  • 20 jobs during construction, 10 once operational

  • Projected to increase annual tourism numbers by 10,000

  • Projected to contribute $2.5 million to the local economy

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021