else on the Queensland coast can you experience so much in one location.
In Proserpine, you can cruise around in pristine crocodile country
as well as tour through freshwater wetland habitat, melaleuca forest
and a mangrove ecosystem.
River Eco Tours is based in the Whitsundays and our
is a unique nature experience, which offers
you an exciting day trip into the realm of the saltwater crocodile.
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.
habitat is home to many species of native birds, mammals, reptiles
and marine animals, including about 150 estuarine crocodiles.
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
tables, seating, toilet facilities and refreshments are all available
at the campsite.
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.
on our open-air tractor-drawn wagon-train through Goorganga wetlands
and see the land as Captain Cook saw it.
expert commentary delivered by our friendly staff during the tour
will help you to understand more about our nature and our country.
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.
about the history of Aussie damper and Billy-tea as our guides prepare
them fresh for you onsite every day.
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
Our guides also prepare your delicious BBQ and seafood lunch onsite
while you relax in comfort at our covered and well equipped campsite.
launch our vessel River Runner everyday and our guests are
welcome to watch the action as we lower it by crane into Proserpine
onboard, your calm water adventure cruise begins. While seated in
complete safety and comfort, you can investigate a marine mangrove
also get the chance to see estuarine (saltwater) crocodiles, rated
as one of the most dangerous crocodiles in the world. About 150 "Salties"
inhabit Proserpine River and its surrounds.
wildlife is abundant in the mangroves and you will be fascinated
by some of the characters you meet and their unique behaviours.
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
Whitsunday Crocodile Safari operates every day and is
an ALL weather operation.
carry a maximum of 31 passengers so your comfort and individual attention
on the tour is assured.
The land we travel through is privately owned, and we are the only commercial
tourism operator on the Proserpine River.
The sound of nature is our background music and sometimes you may feel
like you are lost in the middle of the Australian bush. We
offer our guests a professional, well managed tour with expert commentary
and a very unique wildlife experience because
gives you some insight into experiences you can expect on your Crocodile Safari.