Australia Zoo will build 108 campsites along with permanent glamping tents and eco cabins following new investment by the Queensland Government.
Slated to open in 2020, the new Camp Croc plans also include a village cafe, entertainment and pool area, amenities blocks, group facilities and a mountain bike course.
The funding comes through the government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
“There is a great appetite for new-style camping accommodation, especially when associated with authentic experiences such as Australia Zoo,” said Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford.
“This new concept will attract a wide audience from families through to incentive groups.
“We really appreciate the support of the Queensland government for seeding such vital tourism accommodation infrastructure projects, and given that Camp Croc Hunter is scheduled to open in the 50th year of Australia Zoo’s operation, it will be a fitting tribute to the incredible contribution the Irwins have made to the region since launching the Zoo in 1970.”