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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. Our Darwin trip itinerary builder makes visiting Crocosaurus Cove and other Darwin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Well worth a visit if your in Darwin especially if your not going to be there long enough to do the day tours out of the city. I did the cage of death and would highly recommend it. All the staff were...  more »
  • Ideal place to visit for all ages. Swimming with the Croc is a little overrated but you get to hold a baby croc which was fun. Great that you can come and go during the day provided you get a wrist ba...  more »
  • Ideal for all ages, reasonably priced and unlimited entry in the one day (just get your entry band before you leave and you can re-enter later in the day if you so wished). The croc's seemed relaxed a...  more »
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  • Exceeded our expectations as a reptile park in downtown. Small but full of fun. My kids love it. Thanks
  • The Cage of Death is a must do adventure when visiting Darwin. Great day out for all ages. Just remember to keep your fingers in the cage :)
  • Nice big crocs and a decent size and experience for an inner city zoo. Great aquarium and reptiles. Not an expert but the handling of the baby crocs for photos looked a bit cruel.
  • Its a good close experience with Crocodiles but little pricy... Strongly recommend for the people on short vacation
  • Don't go. The cage of death is animal abuse, and it's clear that the crocodiles are stressed. It's not a place you leave feeling happy, if you have even the smallest amount of respect for other species than your own.

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A small but distinctly cosmopolitan city, Darwin offers a surprisingly diverse range of lodgings, with most hotels located in or near the central business district. Despite this, finding a comfortable room during the peak May-to-September season can be extremely difficult, especially if you don't book ahead of your visit. If planning months in advance isn't an option, consider staying at a backpacker hostel or guesthouse outside the city center. Many of these smaller establishments offer access to free Wi-Fi and outdoor swimming pools.
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