Crocosaurus Cove Darwin: A Visitor’s Guide With Tips

Crocosaurus Cove is the best place to view Crocodiles up close and personal in Darwin, but it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. If you want to meet Australia’s most feared reptiles, this is the spot for you. But before you go jumping into the Cage of Death or trying to hand-feed a crocodile, here’s everything you need to know.

two women inside of cage with crocodile swimming outside in crocosaurus cove darwin
Crocosaurus Cove

Top Attractions – Cage of Death & VIP Tour

Alright, let’s talk about the stuff that gets your heart racing faster than a croc chasing dinner. Here are the top attractions at Crocosaurus Cove:

Cage of Death: Picture this—you, in a clear acrylic cage, dangling over a pool of hungry Crocs. It’s like swimming with sharks but with Crocs instead. It’s not for the faint-hearted or those with a weak bladder! Over 15 intense minutes, it’s a heart-pounding encounter with a massive saltwater crocodile. 

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Big Croc Feed VIP Experience: For an adrenaline-fueled adventure at Crocosaurus Cove, join their behind-the-scenes tour. It offers a rare opportunity to feed a saltwater crocodile, one of the world’s deadliest predators. Led by experienced reptile handlers, you’ll get hands-on with this bucket list experience. 

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Other Animal Encounters

  • Big Croc Feed Show: Want to see what happens when some of the world’s largest saltwater crocodiles get hangry? Head to the Big Croc Feed Show. Watch as massive crocs leap out of the water to chomp down on their lunch. You can meet Burt, the star of the movie Crocodile Dundee, and resident couple William and Kate.
  • Whipray Encounter: Available once a day as part of the afternoon Aquarium show, experienced handlers allow you to hand-feed one of the friendly freshwater Whiprays. It’s a great chance to learn about these inquisitive creatures.
  • Meet the Reptiles: Crocosaurus Cove isn’t just about crocodiles—it’s got a whole bunch of other scaly critters, too. Home to over 70 species, you can get up close and personal with all sorts of reptiles. Just remember to keep your fingers out of reach.
  • Fishing for Crocs: Watch as the experts dangle meat on a stick over almost 100 juvenile saltwater crocodiles and see who bites. Spoiler alert: it’s always the crocs.
  • What else? There is a ton more to do at Crocosaurus Cove, from holding a baby croc to exploring its 200,000 litre freshwater aquarium. Learn the difference between an alligator and a crocodile in the World of Crocs, then meet the Top End’s cutest creatures at Turtle Billabong.
man feeding crocodile at Crocosaurus Cove
Crocosaurus Cove

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Crocosaurus Cove

Crocosaurus Cove Ticket Prices

Here’s the current breakdown of Crocosaurus Cove ticket prices :

  • Adults: $40
  • Senior: $32
  • Children (4-15 years): $25

*Infants 0-3 years are free of charge.

Crocosaurus Cove Ticket Discounts

Want to combine your visit to Crocosaurus Cove with Darwin’s other top attractions?

The Croc N History Explorer Pass includes Crocosaurus Cove, the RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and a 24-hour Hop On Hop Off pass.

Other options:

  • The Croc N History Tour includes entry to Crocosaurus Cove and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility 
  • The Croc Explorer Tour includes entry to Crocosaurus Cove and a 24-hour Hop On Hop Off pass.
man doing an animal presentation at Crocosaurus Cove
Crocosaurus Cove
two small girls touching a crocodile at Crocosaurus Cove
Crocosaurus Cove

Where is Crocosaurus Cove?

You’ll find Crocosaurus Cove right in the heart of Darwin’s CBD. It’s within walking distance to many of Darwin’s top attractions. 

Crocosaurus Cove Address: 58 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800 

Paid Parking Options Nearby:

  • Mitchell Centre
  • Knuckey Street
 Chinatown Carpark
  • Smith Street
 Cavenagh Street

Tips for Visiting Crocosaurus Cove

  • Go Early: Crocosaurus Cove can get pretty crowded, especially during peak tourist season. Beat the crowds by getting there early.
  • Be Prepared: It is recommended that you spend at least 2-3 hours to take in most of the attractions and shows at Crocosaurus Cove. However you can spend all day at the attraction if you like.
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: You’ll be doing a lot of walking around, so leave the flip-flops at home. 
  • Map Out Your Day: Check out the park’s official website for a map of Crocosaurus Cove and it’s top attractions.
  • Opening and Closing Times: Crocosaurus Cove opens to the public at 9am and closes at 6pm.
man in cage with crocodile at Crocosaurus Cove
Crocosaurus Cove

So there you have it—everything you need to know for a wild day out at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin. Just remember to keep your limbs inside the cage at all times and maybe leave the juicy steaks at home.

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