Which is the best jumping crocodile cruise?

Which is the best jumping crocodile cruise?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 06/01/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

The jumping crocodile cruise is without a doubt one of the funnest experiences you can have in the Northern Territory.

Darwin Jumping Crocodile Tour

If you have ever wanted to get up and close with Australia’s most formidable prehistoric beast, the saltwater crocodile, then a jumping croc cruise is absolutely the way to go!

Crocodiles truly are one of Australia’s most magnificent creatures, and this says a lot for a country with endless biodiversity! The best cruise to see these incredible creatures is the Jumping Crocodile Cruise, which takes place in the lush surrounds of the Adelaide River.

Weaving around the beautiful city of Darwin, the Adelaide River is the perfect habitat for salties, as well as a vibrant population of native animals and plants. The Jumping Crocodile Tour is world famous for bringing you up and close to some of the most recognisable crocs in the world, including Brutus, a legendary beast in the Adelaide River.

So, now that you know about the Jumping Crocodile Tour, the Northern Territory’s best jumping croc adventure, let’s check out some of the other experiences that make this part of the Top End so magical.

  • Kakadu National Park

    There is nowhere in the world quite like the Kakadu National Park. It is an enormous landscape of towering clifftops, vibrant swamplands, cascading waterfalls and ancient rock shelters, and is impossible to pass up when visiting the Northern Territory. Visit the Nourlangie rock art site, where local Indigenous peoples have been painting the shelter for thousands of years.

    Next, head out to the incredible Jim Jim Falls, the largest in the national park and a simply awe-inspiring sight to behold. Explore the Mamukala Wetlands, famed for housing one-third of Australia’s bird species, before checking out more of the stunning land formations this surreal national park has to offer.

  • Check out Darwin!

    Darwin has truly thrived in recent years, becoming its own tourist destination, and not just a hub for tourists heading on to both the Kakadu and Litchfield national parks. Be sure to check out the awesome markets the city hosts, including the world famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market, where delicious food is enjoyed against the stunning tropical sunset.

    Next, meander around the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, where you can enjoy a swim and a cold beer at one of the precinct’s top bars or pubs.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.