By Destination Daintree
Crocodiles are potentially dangerous. Never take unnecessary risks in crocodile habitat. Everyone is responsible for their own safety, so please follow these guidelines.
- Obey crocodile signs - they are there for your own protection.
- Never swim in water where crocodiles may live, even if there is no warning sign present.
- When fishing, always stand a few metres back from the water's edge and never stand on logs or branches overhanging the water.
- Never clean fish or discard fish scraps near the water's edge or at boat ramps.
- Stay well back from any crocodile slide marks. Crocodiles may still be close and may approach people and boats.
- Never dangle your arms or legs over the side of a boat. If you fall out of a boat, get out of the water as quickly as possible.
- Never provoke, harass or interfere with crocodiles even small ones.
- Never feed crocodiles - it is illegal and dangerous.
- Camp at least two metres above the high water mark and at least 50 metres from the water's edge. Avoid places where native animals and domestic stock drink.
- Never leave food scraps at your campsite. Always check that previous campers have left no food scraps.
- Never prepare food, wash dishes or pursue any other activities near the water's edge or adjacent sloping banks.
- Be more aware of crocodiles during the breeding season - September to April.