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Don't tangle with a croc!

Wow, what a great animal! talked with staff about the breeding, capture and personalities of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A must do attraction

The park was great, staff were really friendly and accommodating. Danni was great They need... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Paid a visit to the park in November so if you don’t like the heat maybe choose a different time of year. The croc feeding showed the power and speed of these huge crocs. The river cruise was excellent to see the crocs and how they are territorial with Danni the guide very informative and great sense of humour. A true Aussie. Tea Bag at the start of the cruise was a big sucker. Loved getting to handle the reptiles non venomous of course and the baby croc. Then a leisurely stroll through the rest of the park to see the rest of the animals made for an enjoyable day out.
Highly recommend this to families

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Reviewed 6 days ago

So glad we took this tour! We boarded a bus from the hotel, quite a drive to the park---about 45 minutes. Restrooms were basic but usable. Boat trip was good, boats were small so you could really see the "jumping crocs" when they were teased with the meat. Got some great pictures! Enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a great animal! talked with staff about the breeding, capture and personalities of the crocs and found it really interesting. Felt a bit sorry for the other monkeys, tiger, lions, kangaroos emus and others, we enjoyed looking at them but they did not have much room to wander

Thank Ray19491969
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Grahame W, Owner at Crocodylus Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nice to know you enjoyed the crocodile interactions and buried into more detail about them with the tour guides, who all work with crocodiles - they are not just dedicated guides, but important "all-rounders". Yes .... the challenges of a conventional versus an open range approach to exhibiting animals is always a difficult choice, and made all the more difficult at this time of year, when it is hot and difficult for people to walk long distances. But be assured the animals are in good health with all sorts of activities aimed at keeping them stimulated (when not sleepy during the heat of the day!) are undertaken. Thanks for letting us know.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the worst experiences of my life. The condition of the park and the state of the animals was simply appalling. I honestly have no idea how this place is still in business. Avoid at all costs. The RSPCA need to do an audit on this place and regime the poor animals. The lions cry in the morning from their small and cramped enclosure. The anaconda in a cage the size of two shoe boxes made me sick. The ostriches that follow you down the walk way as if to say "free me from this hell hole". Utterly disgusting. I hope you get shut down and fined for what you are doing.
You belong in the same rank as the poachers who cut off rhino horn for personal gain.

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Grahame W, Owner at Crocodylus Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

All sounds a bit contrived to me Andy. The RSPCA is always welcome. The lions are not in small cramped enclosures. They behave normally and roaring to each other, is perfectly natural and interesting to many people. The new lion exhibits are as good and spacious as you could find anywhere - better than most. You must have huge feet and shoes, given the two anacondas are small, and the exhibit is meters high and wide. The ostriches are inquisitive, reproduce successfully, show no interest in "escaping", and given you are not Dr. Doolittle, I'd suggest it is unlikely they were following your script. As for the rhino horn analogy ... at best poor taste. We have various direct involvements with the plight of rhinos in Africa. This seems to be your first comment on Tripadvisor ... not a good start I'm afraid. Regardless, if you would like to discuss any of these issues, please telephone me at the Park, and I will be only to happy to discuss the issues with you.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

40 dollar pp is an absolute joke,
Maybe worth while if the boat tour was included but you have to pay an additional 15dollars for this. So can't say anything about the boat tour as we didn't do this.
The park it self looks tired and the enclosures are small I felt sorry for the animals. We stayed untill the croc feeding wich was informative but not worth paying 40 dollars for. Better go on the jumping croc tour on the Adelaide river for a crocodile experience.

Thank Amvlit
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Grahame W, Owner at Crocodylus Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to learn that we did not meet your expectations or budget, but it happens from time to time. Be assured the animals are all fine and given the utmost care, despite the current pre-wet season weather, which is hot, humid and as hard on people as it is on Nature. Thanks for letting us know regardless.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on the recommendation of our neighbour at the caravan park we were staying at. This is a must do if in Darwin there are more crocodiles here than you really need to see. I had the opportunity to feed a crocodile and at another time to hold a small one so I was in my element. There is also a small zoo of exotic animals that is worth seeing. We took the boat tour which we thought was well worth doing, the guide was informative and friendly. We would do this tour again when back in Darwin.

Thank Lorraine L
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Grahame W, Owner at Crocodylus Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the heads-up, and hope you get a chance to visit again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park was great, staff were really friendly and accommodating. Danni was great
They need Shuttle bus

Thank davidforrester47
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Grahame W, Owner at Crocodylus Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the "heads-up". We actually have 2 x 12-seater shuttle buses, but with tourism in Darwin quite depressed, annually and at the present time seasonally, it is just not economical for us to operate a regular service. The thought is good and appreciated! THanks for letting us know.

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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

The croc boat tour was fabulous, our boys really got into it as well as the croc feeding
Out tour guide on the croc feeding Tait was very informative and amusing
If visiting Darwin add it to your list to visit

Thank Debbie J
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We went on the croc cruise with friendly and hilarious tour guide Tate - he was very knowledgeable not only about the crocodiles but about the native plants and animals. We also watched the croc feeding, held a baby crocodile, ate a croc pie and looked at the other animals in the park. It was a really great experience and we will go back next time we visit the NT! ♥️

Thank ginandmaliciousi2017
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Grahame W, Owner at Crocodylus Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Well it is great to know you had such a nice time! Tate has been a tour guide at Crocodylus Park for many yeas, and does a great job. Love to see you back at the Park when next you visit.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Crocodylus Park is a worthwhile visit if you know what you're getting.
As a long time resident of Far North Queensland, I had my fill of crocodile gimmicks and crocodiles in the wild in Cairns and Cape York, so I tended to ignore the Darwin crocodile hard sell.
Then when I had to show some foreign colleagues around, and they didn't have time for the full Adelaide River trip, it struck me that this place might be worthwhile.
Apart from the crocodiles, the zoo is dusty, featureless, and lacking a particular theme. Not big enough for an impressive African or Asian large animal display, but missing the opportunity to focus on Australian wildlife. Except that there are a lot of crocodiles enclosures, which lifts it a little.
Lifting it higher, the boat ride in their lagoon, up close with the almost-wild crocodiles, makes it worthwhile and gets it a fourth star. The boat is safely enclosed and comfortable, the coxswain/guide is knowledgeable and competent, and there are a lot of crocodiles with enough room to make you forget that they are actually enclosed, and give you the feel that you are out looking for them. They get a couple to jump, but that's by the by. You get to check out some quite large crocs while they check you out. And they get close. Be glad the boat is well meshed in.
There is other wildlife in the lagoon area--a lot of wild birds. Like many of Darwin's population, they are fly-in/fly-out, and it's somehow more satisfying to watch them than the enclosed animals up the hill in the zoo.
After the boat tour, you can get photographed holding a baby crocodile. The babies are yearlings, not as big as the juveniles one can hold at places like Green Island or Currumbin Sanctuary (Queensland bias again), but it could be a novel experience for southerners. If, life many other places, they work on the rest of the zoo to make it a worthy complement to the crocodile features, Crocodylus Park will really have something.
Apparently it's best to go on the afternoon boat tour, when the crocodiles are warm and active.

Thank Southtrack
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Grahame W, Owner at Crocodylus Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thanks for your comments and being from Far North Queensland, can appreciate that you know a fair bit about crocodiles and Nature. As you say, the boat cruise does give people a chance to see crocs in a semi-wild environment, which is good for those who cannot get out of town into our many great rivers. The zoo is modest, and being upgraded continually - the new lion exhibit and waterfall are a major development. For kids in Darwin its their only chance to see exotic animals - so better modest than not at all! At least that's how we see it as a family enterprise built around a passion for Nature. Thanks for letter us know.

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