It’s nearly time to catch a crocodile smile at Australia’s leading wildlife experience, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglasas their CrocArena attraction with its Swim with the Salties” experience nears completion.  

Only months away, the highly anticipated Queensland first will allow guests, if they dare, the chance to be submerged right into the croc’s kill zone.  

The heartstopping attraction will allow guests to “Swim With The Salties with only a sheet of perspex separating them from these modern-day dinosaurs with killer instincts.  

CrocArena is also purpose-built for amazing Crocodile shows, including a massive grandstand with seating for 300 people, as well as an underwater viewing area where visitors can watch the feeding eye-to-teeth with Australia’s most fascinating apex predators. 

General Manager Clare Anderson said CrocArena will be one of the most thrilling and sought-after attractions in Australia. 

“It is important for us to bolster the destination in a unique way, and continually be innovative to best showcase the region, ensuring a truly remarkable experience for visitors,” she said. 

Ms Anderson was amazed by the turnout of visitors during the Easter long weekend and the remainder of the school holidays. 

“After last year’s COVID Easter, Wildlife Habitat sat mostly empty with the exemption of our passionate keepers coming in to care for the wildlife. 

“It’s great to have visitors coming back – were blown away by the support,” she said.  

Demonstrating great confidence in tourism for the region, the locally owned Woodward Family CaPTA Groupincluding Wildlife Habitat Port DouglasRainforestation Nature ParkAustralian Butterfly Sanctuary and Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Domeis investing significantly and working diligently to ensure that their attractions are exciting, educational, and sustainable. 

Over the past three years, nearly every part of Wildlife Habitat has gone through a rebuild, with exhilarating additions including the new Rainforest Habitat and ultra-modern Nocturnal Habitat, with CrocArena set to be the crown jewel of attractions in Port Douglas. 

CaPTA Group Managing Director Peter Woodward said they were very excited to lead the way with this calibre of attraction in the region. 

Now more than ever, it’s important to invest in our attractions to reenergise our industry after the tough period weve been through, so we captivate Australians visiting Port Douglas and entice them to keep coming back,” said Mr Woodward. 

With CrocArena set to open this June, we anticipate it will not only attract visitors from across Australia but also from abroad when international travel recommences, as it will truly be a one-of-a-kind experience. 



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