Koorana Crocodile Farm
Welcome to the website of Koorana Crocodile Farm, Central Queensland, Australia.
Koorana is an approved farm, operating under the Australian Government's strategic conservation program.
Koorana Crocodile farm was opened in November 1981. It was the first commercial crocodile farm in Queensland. There was no stock available to start the farm so John & Lillian Lever captured crocodiles from the wild that were proving to be a danger to people.
Koorana provided a live problem capture service for Queensland for 20 years. We saw it as a service to the community as we had the skills to catch crocildes alive. It was also the only way for us to get breeding stock. The alternative for rogue crocodiles was to have them put down (shot)... something that did not sit well with us. We removed over 100 crocodiles from areas of public recreation and residential areas during those early years.
What an experience!! We took our NZ visitors for a tour last week (my husband is Rockhampton born and raised and has never been before either) and we all loved it. What a treat to see these amazing creatures up close and personal. Our NZ guests and ourselves were alternatively thrilled and terrified and we can't speak highly enough of our tour guide Amanda, who was so knowledgeable, friendly and professional. It was one of our hottest days this year and along with informing her tour group and feeding the crocs, she also took the time to interact with us all and kept an eagle eye out on those of us who were feeling the heat. Holding the baby croc at the end of the tour was just amazing. We will certainly recommend you all to future visitors!
Went there Sunday and then did the spotlight tour last night and it was amazing and the meal was fantastic and Adam and the crew are just so welcoming and what fantastic customer service. Will definately be back.
What an awesome time! So much better than any zoo up close and personal with the crocs. Passionate knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended for families and adults.