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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  • Visited here in july while staying in darwin.so close to these crics they are an amazing animal.you can actually get into water with them.will do this coming year as didnt have my costume on .the chil...  more »
  • For people from Melbourne, it was a great experience. The large crocs are in individual enclosures and well worth a visit. There are some seriously big ones there. Make sure you time your visit with a...  more »
  • The croc dive was a lot of fun! We swam with one of the biggest crocs I’ve ever seen,Axel. Only thing was that during the build up they are super active due to being more concerned with breeding and s...  more »
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  • Fabulous Day!! Loved the Cage of Death experience and all the Feedings. The Keepers were great and the Cafe staff were extra helpful. The Crocs are awesome!! Highly recommended
  • Very clean and all animals are kept in clean and tidy environments. We got a photo with a baby croc and the girl who did it went above and beyond to make it a memory our family wont forget. Our 2 year old loved seeing all the "Dinosaurs"
  • They say crocodiles can't shed tears......well if you want to see the exception to this old fable simply visit crocsaurus park and stare into the prehistoric eye of one.....a place where even reptiles who've evolved over millions of years, survived through mass extinctions and culling feel miss treated. On a positive note the kiddie pool sized concrete pens allow an up close and personal view point, ensuring even short sighted individuals can see the crocodiles self inflicted (albeit futile) wounds caused by separation anxiety from the natural ecosystem.
  • A bit tacky, lots of leaves and debris blowing around. Not really what I expected. I would struggle to recommend this to others.
  • If you're into knowing more about Crocs, this page is definitely worth a visit. We got to see a crocodile presentation along with feeding baby Crocs as well!

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