Encounter a Crocodile in Kuranda
We’ve all heard the saying ‘never smile at a crocodile…’ But while exploring Kuranda, you can get up close and personal in a variety of different ways!
Are you ready? Here are our top 9 picks for crocodile encounters in Kuranda.
1. Find Unlikely Friendships.
Opposites attract, right? Photograph freshwater crocodiles getting friendly with turtles while cruising the Barron River with Kuranda
2. Get the T-Shirt!
Embellish your holiday tales to your friends and family back home! Take home an Australian Crocodile Catchers Club shirt from the The T-Shirt Shop. It’s complete with rips and blood stains to authenticate your tale.
3. Spice up your Kuranda Visit.
With a Sri Lankan Crocodile Curry at Frogs Restaurant.
4. Count the Teeth.
Count the teeth on a crocodile stuffed by Speewah Taxidermist Chris Hannam at Coral Coast Leather.
5. Meet Jack the Ripper.
Visit Rainforestation to see Jack the Ripper, a 5m saltwater crocodile weighing 650kg with a reputation for killing 12 of his girlfriends!
6. Count all the Crocs!
Be assured of a crocodile sighting at Kuranda Koala Gardens. The wildlife park is home to 18 freshwater crocodiles!
7. Test your Windpipes.
Test your windpipes on a didgeridoo featuring a crocodile at Doongal Aboriginal Art & Artifacts. Admire the artwork and skill behind those who craft the didgeridoos. Doongal Aboriginal Art & Artifacts are painted by Atherton Tablelands artists Wirajuri, Koolado and Billawarra.
8. Dress Up.
Adorn yourself with crocodile skin bracelets and tooth necklaces! Or try a crocodile foot backscratcher! These are found at the Australian Bush Store.
9. From Above with Skyrail!
With a heritage dating back some 200 million years, crocodiles are an integral part of our unique rainforest environment and can often be seen sun-baking on the banks of the Barron River as you glide over in your Skyrail Rainforest Cableway gondola.