Would you have the courage to confront a crocodile, if there wasn’t a cell? Hardly. Yes, but for all visitors of Australia, there is this unique tourist attraction and if you want you can have face to face meeting with a huge croc, without risking to be cracked in seconds.
See some of the biggest crocodiles in Australia, learn fascinating facts and even get to hold a baby crocodile. The world's largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove, is a must-see attraction when visiting Darwin!
CROCOSAURUS COVE IN DRAWIN CITY
Darwin lays claim to more crocodiles than any other city in the world, and many of them are at Crocosaurus Cove in the city centre. The three-storey venue occupies an entire block and offers the chance to see crocs from three months to 80 years old.
There are other reptiles here too – goannas, lizards, geckos, turtles, frogs, rare pythons and venomous snakes. Next door, metre-long barramundi gorge on tidbits offered by professional divers during daily feedings in a 200,000 litre aquarium.
The venue gives thrillseekers the chance to get up close to a croc in the water. In Australia’s only crocodile dive experience, a large acrylic cage, carrying up to two swimmers, is lowered from an overhead monorail into any of four separate crocodile enclosures for a 15-minute dive encounter with the likes of Chopper.
The dive involves getting in a 3m transparent tank, filled with water but with enough air at the top for breathing when lowered into the pool.
If you are among the few people who seek a thrill from close meeting with formidable jaws, then this attraction will be just for you!
GOOD TO KNOW:
58 Mitchell St, Northern Territory, Australia 0800
General entry costs $35/adult, $23/child under 16. Family passes are available. Fifteen minutes in the Cage of Death costs $170 per person or $130 each for two people. The price includes general entry to all attractions such as the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, fishing for juvenile crocs, holding a baby crocodile, twice-daily feeding and a bite-force exhibit. Cage minimum age is 15 years. Children 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
WHAT CAN YOU ELSE CAN DO AT CROCOSAURUS COVE?
There are many available attractions also for the little ones, like :
Big Croc Feed Show
Swim with crocs
Fishing for Crocs
Hold a Baby Croc
World of Crocs