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“Great place to visit and the staff were excellent”
Review of Crocosaurus Cove

Crocosaurus Cove
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Cage of Death at Darwin's Crocosaurus Cove
Ranked #12 of 120 things to do in Darwin
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place to visit and the staff were excellent”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was our second visit (the first being during the dry in 2011) to this attraction and would suggest that when in Darwin this is a must to see. The kids had a great time feeding the crocs, handling a small croc and having photos where I swam with chopper (3rd largest croc in captivity) and did he put on a display!!!

Luke who was fantastic allowed me to feed Burt and believe me when he grabs his meal he has not intention in letting go as I found out with great delight. Naomi was also great and my youngest was very happy in being allowed to operate the simulated "bone crushing jaws" of a full grown croc. Josh's knowledge on reptiles was amazing and the opportunity to those in attendance to handle a blue tongue, bearded dragon and black headed python was not to be missed.

We spent the best part of a full day at the park which allowed us to attend each of the very different presentations and allowed us to do this in a very leisurely way.

Thanks to all at the park for making this again a memorable experience.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Chris and Vanes... J
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great for the kids. Expensive.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I paid a visit to this attraction during my first day in Darwin. The entry fee seems quite expensive (even to an Australian resident), but overall an ok attraction. They have a wide variety of reptiles and if you have the money and will you can get in a cage and 'swim' with the crocodiles.

For an adult with a minimal interest in this type of attraction I found my interest wavering after 45 minutes. An hour would be the absolute maximum and the attraction is quite small. You might want to spend longer there if you have kids, there is a facility where they can swim near crocodiles which I'm sure they would love.

One visit is enough for me.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Had a great time”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had a great day, it was great to get up close to the big crocs - Even thru the glass it's still scary! They really are like big old dinosaurs! The baby crocs were cute and all the handlers were great - very informative.

Visited August 2012
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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Probably worth a look to see crocs up close - sad that they are in captivity”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Went here on a rainy day - warning do not wear flip flops the ground is very slippery. Cage viewing is very average and I overheard many complaints - crocodiles are cold blooded and in the heat they just do nothing! Very expensive for what it was!

Visited March 2013
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Perth Western Australia
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154 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Cage of Death? No its the Cage of Boredom!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Very disappointing and nor worth the money. The cage of death costs $150 then $100 for photos. Absolute rip off. My friend was put in with Houdini who did nothing, only do it if they can definitely put you in with Choppa. The person operating said he would try and put my friend in with Choppa for 5 minutes but his supervisor wouldn't let him. Bad move supervisor, bad customer service, if you let him put her in for 5 minutes with choppa you probably wouldn't be getting this review. Went and complained to manager who did offer half price another day, not worth it. Management need to start doing something very quickly by looking at all the bad reviews here. We understand that crocodiles are wild animals and are unpredictable, but if they saw that the croc wasn't responding they should have moved her to another tank within 5 minutes. Only gets 1 star cause there was no 0. Don't waste your time or your money unless improvements are made.

Visited March 2013
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