Camp Croc Hunter

A new wildlife camping experience is expected to lure more than 39,000 visitors to the Sunshine Coast.

The Queensland Government has partnered with Australia Zoo to deliver a $8 million wildlife camping experience called Camp Croc Hunter on the Sunshine Coast in 2020.

Camp Croc Hunter will feature 108 campsites for tent accommodation, caravan and RV powered sites as well as glamping-style tents and eco cabins.

It will also support up to 33 jobs during construction, expected to begin in June 2019, and 43 jobs when operational in June 2020.

The site will also include a café, reception, entertainment and pool area, caretaker quarters and workshop, amenities blocks, covered cooking areas, school camp facilities and a mountain bike pump track.

Australia Zoo’s Dr Terri Irwin welcomed the grant from the government’s Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund and said it would be a great boost for Queensland’s tourism industry.

“Our tourism partnership with the Queensland Government will enable Australia Zoo to employ more people in the Sunshine Coast region, encourage visitors to stay longer, and increase spending within our community which is fantastic for our local economy,” Dr Irwin said.

“Camp Croc Hunter will be open in 2020 as part of our Australia Zoo 50th anniversary celebrations.”

Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford said the project would give the Sunshine Coast region a major tourism boost.

“People want to explore beyond the gateways and immerse in world class nature and get up close to wildlife,” Mr Latchford said.

“Australia Zoo is a globally recognised premium tourism attraction for our region and this exciting expansion inclusive of glamping accommodation will not only entice more visitors but also convert day-trip visitors to stay longer and spend more.”

Looking for a place to camp on the Sunshine Coast? We’ve listed some great campsites which are also pet-friendly.