Take A Tour Of The Croc Hunter Lodge That Fans Can Stay In For $900 A Night

Steve Irwin is loved around the world for his famous show "The Crocodile Hunter," which began airing in 1996 and lasted for five seasons. Irwin, affectionately known as The Crocodile Hunter, nicknamed after his show, brought wildlife into the homes of many children. His television show focused on educating audiences about different wild species and the importance of conserving the environment.

Unfortunately, Steve Irwin passed away in 2006 after being stung by a stingray. His death was felt around the world, saddening many fans who grew up watching him. But his two children, Bindi and Robert, and his wife Terri have continued his legacy. According to Australia Zoo, Steve and Terri Irwin established the wildlife park in 1970. Now, Terri, Bindi, and Robert honor Steve Irwin's legacy through conservation and education.

Now the Irwins are bringing people even closer to nature. The Crocodile Hunter Lodge in Queensland, Australia, allows guests to stay in rustic cabins that bring you close to the Australian bushland. Starting at $900 a night, you can stay in luxurious accommodations and have unlimited access to the wildlife park, a peek at the wildlife hospital, and a complimentary breakfast, according to New York Post.

Luxurious and eco-friendly

The entire luxury resort is built with conservation in mind. You can stay in one of the luxurious cabins on the resort. The Black Cockatoo is a two-bedroom cabin that's set in the bush, says The Crocodile Hunter Lodge. These cabins offer a queen bed and two single beds, a full kitchen, a lounge area, a dining space on the veranda, and a private carport. Available to all guests is The Billabong, a 25-meter infinity pool where you can enjoy a poolside cocktail. The luxurious amenities continue with room service and a 24-hour concierge service. The Crocodile Hunter Lodge also has a restaurant and bar for guests to enjoy. And guests can receive a complimentary shuttle from the Lodge to the Australia Zoo.

Always focused on the environment, The Crocodile Hunter Lodge is built from wood recycled from the crocodile viewing grandstands at the Australia Zoo, says New York Post. The grandstand was built by Steve Irwin, so these original structures are a tribute to the late conservationist. The grounds of the resort also focus on conservation, with over 3,000 native trees and shrubs planted to create corridors for animals. The lodge also maintains a minimal carbon footprint.

Surrounded by animals

When you hear the name Crocodile Hunter, wildlife instantly comes to mind. The Lodge wouldn't be authentic if the resort didn't share the ground with animals. The Irwins want to bring guests close to nature while minimizing the negative impact on their natural habitat. The grounds of the Crocodile Hunter Lodge have beautiful gardens that are homes to many animals native to Australia. Koalas, kangaroos, emus, and echidnas make the grounds of the Lodge their home in specially built habitats, Terri Irwin told People.

Guests will be able to enjoy this multi-species habitat no matter where they are on this resort or what time of day they look outside. Walk outside onto your deck, and you'll hear exotic bird species like kookaburras singing in the trees and see parrots living in the nest boxes up in the trees. You'll have views of animals from your cabin accommodations and from the infinity pool.

A room with a view

You can relax and unwind in your private cabin with a view. Wake up to stunning sunrises and wind down the evening with colorful sunsets all set over the Australian bushland. Each cabin has a spacious deck that overlooks the bushland, which gives you an unobstructed view of the native wildlife, according to Queensland. Imagine waking up to blue skies, towering trees, and lush vegetation every morning and falling asleep to a starry sky at night.

Beyond the resort, you'll be able to experience some of the prettiest areas of Australia. The Crocodile Hunter Lodge is located on the Sunshine Coast, so you'll be close to the Glass House Mountains, which you can hike or climb. You'll also be near some of the world's most beautiful beaches like Moffat Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, and Tea Tree Bay in Noosa National Park. Here you can relax, surf, and catch some sun or explore the Eumundi Markets or the Caloundra Street Fair, both with stalls featuring art and food and even street performers for entertainment.