Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin

4.1
#1 of 53 in Wildlife in Darwin
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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  • I must say it didn’t look like much when we first walked in and I was worried it would be a let down but wow we spent hours there and could have spent even longer if it hadn’t been closing time. We...  more »
  • Without doubt the best attraction in Darwin suitable for all ages. We did the VIP tour and loved the interaction with the baby crocodiles and the large python. There is also a reptile section with...  more »
  • Did this with my granddaughter - fantastic! Also had a long look around together- it’s a very well run place. Only one limitation was the Cafe which was not up to the same standard as the rest of...  more »
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  • You wouldn't expect it from a crocodile Park in the middle of Darwin would be good but this place is great. The crocodiles and lizards are well liked after and the team seem to care for them. Cute little guys. The crocodiles not the team. Not saying they are ugly, just not as cute as the crocodiles.
  • Amazing experience. Definitely we recommend feeding crocks and cage of death. Together it cost around $350 for 2 people. (Feeding+ cage) We were feeding 2 large crocodiles, holding and pet baby crocodile and pytons, lizard. Also we were in water with the largest crocodile 5,1m 900kg. He was tired and lazy but stuff did the best and left us in water longer time. We have plenty of pictures and we really enjoyed it. They provided photos from cage for extra charge what is for me one big minus. We paid $66 for 2 pics only from cage which is really expensive considering they are just two. If you want to get all of them + video. it’s extra $100. I think it’s too much. Anyway stuff were great helpful. Thank you for wonderful experience.
  • Great place, bigger than first expected. There is a lot of knowledge signposted around but the keepers they are a wealth of knowledge along with being really friendly. Definitely want to take the kids here.
  • Went into the Crocosaurus with a gut feeling that it likely wasn't an appropriate environment for such large animals. The size of the enclosures and layout were far worse than expected. Considering that the largest crocodiles are over 5m long, they only had a few meters to walk and swim around in. Furthermore, the younger small crocodiles were jam packed into small enclosures virtually sitting on top of each other due to the limited space. A small crocodile had its jaws taped closed and used a prop for photo taking while it thrashed around. We left with a strong sense of sadness and sympathy for the abused animals. Do not make the mistake we made by attending and go see these beautiful creatures in their home in the wild.
  • Fantastic cage of death experience. Magnificent and elegant beasts salt water crocodiles. The staff are excellent at calming your nerves

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