Why you should visit Crocosaurus Cove

Australia is home to the ancient beasts in the outback sea, the Saltwater crocodiles. The tropical climate of the Northern territory makes Darwin the perfect home for these massive reptiles. If you are interested in seeing these crocs up close and personal, Crocosaurus Cove is the perfect place for you!

About the Crocs

The Saltwater crocodiles are the largest species of reptile in the world, growing up to 7 meters, and weighing a whopping 1000 kilograms. They have sat on top of the food chain for over 100 million years, with their ancestors roaming alongside the dinosaurs. Despite these creatures being astonishing, they are very dangerous to humans. With over hundreds of injuries and deaths caused by these crocs throughout history. It is estimated there are an average of 2 deaths a year caused by Australia’s creatures.

The Crocosaurus Cove

If that hasn’t put you off seeing these beauties, then a top adventure for you is to visit Darwin’s ultimate urban wildlife experience. Step into a world of reptiles as the Crocosaurus Cove has the largest display of Aussie Reptiles.

What you can see there

Swim with the Crocs

By far the most popular activity in the Crocosaurus Cove is swimming with the crocodiles. Here you can plunge into the same waters as these massive creatures while being completely safe behind a clear glass wall. The ultimate activity is the cage of death, which involves a clear glass enclosure suspending above the crocs before you are slowly submerged into the roaming croc waters. This activity is sure to give even the most daring adventurer, a swarm of butterflies in their stomach.

Fish for the Crocs

Stand on the fishing platform and see the surrounding enclosure swarming with around a hundred teenage crocs. Here you will be given a small fishing rod with a small meaty snack attached. Simply hang the rod over the platform’s fence and watch the juvenile reptiles fight over the tasty treat.

See the Baby Crocs

Fully grown, you wouldn’t want to be caught dead cuddling a croc, but these babies are too cute not to hold. Have a chance at holding these baby crocs as the professional photographers snap a memorable shot for your photo album.

The Reptile House

Once you’re sick of crocs, discover the other treasures of Darwin at the reptile house. With over 70 species of reptiles on display, including lizards, snakes, turtles, and more. To learn in more detail about these creatures, visit this house in the showtimes (3 times a day) to view a professional handler pull out some noteworthy reptiles.

Explore our popular Jumping Crocodile Cruise Tour today!

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