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Crocosaurus Cove

Address: Corner of Mitchell & Peel Streets, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: 61 8 8981 7522
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$31*
and up
Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
81%
Ranked #12 of 43 Attractions in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Crocosaurus Cove allows visitors a unique, up close and personal view of massive saltwater crocodiles, crocodile hatchlings, juveniles as well as being home to the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles and the famous Cage of Death. The Cage of Death is the only cage in the world that brings you face to face with some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles in captivity. Remember to bring your bathers and ‘Swim with the Crocs’ in our unique swimming area that allows you to get up close to our very active juveniles. Don’t miss the chance to feed these hungry juveniles as part of our latest attraction, "fishing for crocs" ...this is a photo opportunity not to be missed. Meet the reptiles and learn more about the Top End’s unique and favourite critters such as Western Bearded Dragons and Olive Pythons. Check out the barramundi in our 200,000 litre freshwater aquarium and don’t forget our gorgeous top end turtle enclosure. All this and a daily program of fun & interactive reptile activities await you at Crocosaurus Cove, in the heart of Darwin City.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

When we arrived at Crocosaurus Cove we thought it did not look like there was much there. How wrong we were. There was plenty to see and do, the demonstrations were first class and delivered by young people who were obviously passionate about what they do. The best thing was feeding the crocodiles with meat on a fishing rod, such... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is the only time that you want to be so close to a big croc. Very interesting to see them up close and no regrets for doing it despite being pricey which is explainable being smack down in the tourist zone of Darwin.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I did the cage of death dive with my friend, brilliant experience & photographs but it didn't last the full 20 minutes as stated. The rest of crocosaurus cove was fun, the crocodile feeding was good to see. We were also allowed to hold some reptiles, the keeper was really friendly & knowledgeable about everything. Would be great for families... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Darwin and left this off for a while as was a little sceptical about it due to its expense & size, but we decided to give it a try, dot be fooled for a small place, it definitely had us in their for a good 6 hours, a lot of information about the reptiles and how they... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The "cage of death" was an incredible experience and amazing to get so close to big crocs but if i hadn't forked out $160 for that (and another $49 for the digital photos... what a con that is!) I would've been very disappointed. Held the baby croc and y friend was prevented from taking a photo of me with it... More

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is awesome for locals with NT licenses. We took our family there and whilst the first visit is expensive at almost 50 bucks each for Adults. This gets you in for the whole year making it great value. Now we always take the family there to hold the crocs and look at the feeding. They need better food options... More

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Dunlop
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The whole experiwence was good. The feeding of all the different animals was good to see. We didn't do the cage of death but watched people go in it.

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Carramar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Right smack bang in the middle of town is Crocosaurus Cove. Knowledgeable and caring staff feed the crocs at various times throughout the day; there is a reptile house too.......... and an informative documentary screened which gives a great insight into the history of Darwin and the troubled times it has been through. Great cafe, good food. All in all;... More

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Darwin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We did enjoy our visit to Crocosaurus Cove, however, did find the entry quite steep. Especially given that outside was so hot, that we could not stay very long. And there is only so long you can stay indoors watching the lizards and snakes! The croc feeding is great, as well as the croc jaw crunching demonstration. If you are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The entry fee is a little hefty but you can get a discount voucher in the Darwin Tourist guide. Modern facility which allows you to get very close to the crocs. Great place to take kids. Try and schedule your visit around the feeding times. You will only need to be there max 2hrs.

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