Swim With The Croc’s

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Swim with the croc's

The Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas has unveiled its new swim with salties attraction, where you can swim with crocodiles separated by a glass wall. The demand for the attraction to swim with the croc’s has been huge.

from cairns post 11.09.2021

ONE of the most popular tourist attractions in Port Douglas will host its first “swim with the salties” experience next week.

The Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will unveil its new CrocArena on Tuesday following a delay in its launch due to the snap Covid-19 lockdown in Cairns last month.

General manager Clare Anderson said the attraction was the first of its kind in Australia, with multi-level viewing of the Far North’s apex predator.

Jeremy Lebeuf in the new plunge pool at Wildlife habitat in Port Douglas, where visitors can swim with crocodiles (separated by a glass wall). Picture: Sean Davey

Jeremy Lebeuf in the new plunge pool at Wildlife habitat in Port Douglas, where visitors can swim with crocodiles (separated by a glass wall). Picture: Sean Davey

“The concept of swimming with the modern-day dinosaurs was first conceived by our founder, the late Charles Woodward, over five years ago,” she said.

“The wait is now over and we are all so ecstatic to see that his dream has finally come to fruition.”

Crocodiles in the new plunge pool at Wildlife habitat in Port Douglas. Picture: Sean Davey

Crocodiles in the new plunge pool at Wildlife habitat in Port Douglas. Picture: Sean Davey

Two massive salties, Big Al and Digger, have been transferred to the park and were “ready to sink their teeth into their new role” as stars of the experience.

Ms Anderson said a third croc, Ton, will join them shortly.

CaPTA general manager Andrew Hearn said demand for the attraction had been huge.

“Guests will be shocked by how close you get to these huge reptiles as they lunge for their meal – you’ll feel like you are in the water with them,” he said.

An artist’s impression of the new Croc Arena at CaPTA's Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat. Picture: supplied.

An artist’s impression of the new Croc Arena at CaPTA’s Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat. Picture: supplied.

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