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Steve Irwin’s family opens Crocodile Hunter Lodge for $900 a night

Steve Irwin’s family honors his legacy by officially opening the Crocodile Hunter Lodge at his famous Australia Zoo in Queensland. But it will cost you a pretty penny.

An average night at the zoo costs between $800 and $1,000 for a two-bedroom cabin. But it also grants you unlimited access to the zoo, a peek at the wildlife hospital, a gift pack, and breakfast is included for every guest.

“Steve always had a dream that one day people would not only visit Australia Zoo, but stay overnight and have the immersive experience of listening to and being close to wildlife after dark,” Steve’s wife, Terri Irwin, said in one Explanation.

“It was so important to us to make his dream come true by opening the Crocodile Hunter Lodge. Surrounded by our conservation work, this stunning luxury property provides a home for endemic wildlife species while continuing Steve’s important legacy.”

The lodge has eight family-friendly cabins and one accessible cabin.

The Crocodile Lodge costs about $900 per night for a two bedroom cabin.
The Crocodile Lodge costs about $900 per night for a two bedroom cabin.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge officially opened on June 22, 2022.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge officially opened on June 22, 2022.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge
The pool.
The pool.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge
The outdoor dining area.
The outdoor dining area.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge

The lodge is built from reclaimed wood from the world famous crocodile stands that Steve built with his own hands at Australia Zoo. Over 3,000 native trees and shrubs are planted throughout the property, creating natural wildlife corridors for animals, along with purposefully placed nest boxes. Some of these trees act as food trees for native species, such as the endangered glossy black cockatoo, the press release said.

“Crocodile Hunter Lodge has implemented several eco-friendly initiatives that help us maintain a minimal carbon footprint on the planet and as always prioritize conservation,” added Steve’s son Robert.

“By building this luxurious home with lush bushland for our animals, we are realizing Papa’s vision of a world where humans and wildlife can coexist peacefully and making this planet a better and more harmonious place for future generations.”

The breakfast room in the morning.
The cafe and the dining room.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge
The lodge consists of eight family-friendly cabins, including one handicap cabin.
The lodge consists of eight family-friendly cabins, including one handicap cabin.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge
The living room of the lodge.
The living room of the lodge.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge
The kitchen with coffee machine in the lodge.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge
A bedroom in the lodge.
A bedroom in the lodge.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge

The lodge is surrounded by a biodiverse habitat that is home to red kangaroos, emus and koalas. Guests can also swim in the “Billabong”, a 25m wide infinity pool while enjoying a poolside snack or cocktail at the Warrior Restaurant and Bar.

The area surrounding the property is also home to Australia Zoo’s southern koalas, victims of the 2019-2020 summer bushfire season.

Spread over 700 hectares, Irwin’s Australia Zoo was first opened in 1970 by Steve’s parents, Bob and Lyn Irwin, under the name Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park. It features over 1,200 species of animals for guests to interact with.

A common area.
Inspired by Steve’s life, heritage and love of wild places, The Lodge is an Australian bush retreat close to the famous Glass House Mountains and the beaches of the Sunshine Coast.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge
A kangaroo roams the lodge.
A kangaroo roams the grounds of the lodge.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge
Guests have unlimited access to Australia Zoo.
Guests have unlimited access to Australia Zoo.
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Steve Irwin poses with his family at Australia Zoo June 19, 2006 in Beerwah, Australia.
Steve Irwin with his family at Australia Zoo on June 19, 2006 in Beerwah, Australia.
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Irwin died on September 4, 2006 after being stabbed in the chest by a short-tailed stingray while filming on the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.

“As a family, we couldn’t be more excited about the opening of Crocodile Hunter Lodge,” said Steve’s daughter, Bindi.

“It’s absolutely wonderful to be able to carry Dad’s vision for Australia Zoo. Our efforts revolve around wildlife conservation and with the spectacular wildlife incorporated into the lodge it is the most beautiful way to honor Dad’s legacy and all he stood for.”

https://nypost.com/2022/06/23/steve-irwins-family-opens-crocodile-hunter-lodge-at-900-per-night/ Steve Irwin’s family opens Crocodile Hunter Lodge for $900 a night

Emma Bowman

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