Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin

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Crocosaurus Cove, located in the heart of Darwin, allows visitors an up-close and personal view of Australia's iconic saltwater crocodiles and their hatchlings. The site houses the popular "Cage of Death", where you can come face to face with some of the largest crocodiles in captivity. Bring your swimsuit for the "Swim with the Crocs" experience in a protected swimming area allowing visitors to get extremely close to some very active juvenile crocs. You can also try to feed them, accompanied by an experienced staff member, or simply stand by for a rare photo opportunity. The site is also home to the world's largest display of Australian reptiles and a huge freshwater aquarium filled with barramundi fish. Put Crocosaurus Cove and other Darwin attractions into our Darwin trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We all had a ball at this place, kids loved seeing the crocs, and the shows the staff put on are great, we all learnt something new. We also had lunch there and found it to be goof for money. Hubby do...  more »
  • The VIP tour was amazing. Both guys running it was perfect. He helped my partner overcome many fears.  more »
  • The crocodile cage dive coukd have been better my croc chopper didnt move around that much and they could of changed crocodiles because you do pay $180 other than that it was a good day out that repti...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit and you will easily spend 3+ hours here as they have interesting, interactive and informative presentations almost every hour. You get to see fresh water and huge saltwater crocodiles; with information posters. There is a huge reptile display which is very modern looking. The reptile presenter was hilarious and informative. There is an aquarium with many fish and a big stingray. There are toilets and a cafe which sells drinks, snacks, food and alcohol. There is also a big souvenir shop (accessible without entry fee). In Dec 2017 the general admission was $35 per adult and is well worth it. We paid an extra $95 per person for the “cafe of death” which was also an awesome experience. As with any speciality experience photos are expensive; we paid $99 for all digital photos and the 15 min video (see my photos for all prices)
  • Enjoyable, make sure you visit during feeding time and have a slowmo camera ready cos there's going to be some cracking videos to be taken. We didn't do the cage of death (bit $$) bit you really get to be up close and personal with the big guys, just on the other side of glass window. Really get a sense of how big they and and how fragile us mere humans are next to them. There is a large reptile exhibit too, again you get to see some of the world's most venomous snakes from just few centimes away from your face. Took about 2 hours to walk around the entire park, the day pass will let you go out and come back in if you miss the feeding time.
  • A very unique experience, well informed stsff, terrific food, clean amenities, My partner and I attended for his xmas work do and it was a fantastic night.
  • A bit worn and tired. Had a function there but it was a bit average. Cage of death still fun to watch!
  • Good family friendly day out. Photos for holding baby crocs were good but expensive. Maybe a cheaper option to just airdrop to your phone would be a good option.

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