You don’t have to venture far from the city centre to spot a croc in Darwin! Home to enormous saltwater crocodiles and claiming to have the “world’s largest display of Australian reptiles” as well as the menacing sounding ‘Cage of Death’, there is more than one reason to visit Crocosaurus Cove.
Remember to recharge your camera battery to capture moments you won’t want to easily forget. The park is home to about 200 crocodiles and around 70 other species of unique Australian wildlife, ranging in size from hatchlings all the way up to some of the largest crocodiles found anywhere on display.
Throughout the day, the park’s team deliver a range of informative talks and shows to help visitors learn about these impressive reptiles.
Will you smile at a crocodile?
For a thrill more than an education, one of the park's other highlights is the ‘Swim with Crocs Pool’, which allows you to swim in a pool just a glass barrier away from crocodiles. Other highlights include the 200,000 litre barramundi feeding aquarium, and the ‘Fishing for Crocs’ platform where visitors can dangle a fishing line in front of almost 100 juvenile crocs.
Of course, spotting a rare reptile isn’t reason enough for many to visit Crocosaurus Cove -– visitors are also given the chance to hold and touch some of the species on display.
One thing you won’t want to touch, though, is a giant saltwater crocodile! The ‘Cage of Death’ is just about the closest way to see a crocodile up close and live to tell the tale. Designed for one or two people per cage, brave souls are suspended above crocs and dangled like a piece of food, then lowered into the croc pen for get a 15-minute encounter, which will take more than a few local NT beers to forget about.