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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  • October 12, 2017
    The Crocosaurus Cove was a fascinating experience - opportunities to handle and feed baby crocodiles and reptiles. Many photo opportunities & a chance to pay extra & enter the water with the crocs! An...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    A great way to see crocs safely. All different sizes and a reptile museum showing all the different Australian species of Australian reptiles. I loved it.  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Staff so friendly and informative about the crocs. Must have a cuddle with a baby croc and grab the cringy family photos- priceless!. Very enjoyable afternoon  more »
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  • August 26, 2017
    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
  • September 7, 2017
    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"
  • August 15, 2017
    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.
  • September 16, 2017
    A bit tacky, lots of leaves and debris blowing around. Not really what I expected. I would struggle to recommend this to others.
  • September 10, 2017
    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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