Go face-to-face with saltwater crocodiles in the Cage of Death, or play it safe and jump on the Fishing for Crocs platform or cuddle a baby crocodile.

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For a closer look at Australia's iconic and fascinating saltwater crocodile, head to Crocosaurus Cove. Located in the heart of Darwin city, Crocosaurus Cove houses some of the largest crocodiles in the world, as well as a display of 70 reptile species found in the Top End.

At Crocosaurus Cove there are several opportunities to get close to a saltwater croc. Dangle a line from the Fishing for Crocs platform and watch the hungry juvenile crocs launch themselves out of the water. Take a dip in the pool for a tricky photo opportunity that places you amongst the crocs in the adjacent aquarium. Or smile for the camera holding a baby saltwater crocodile.

For the ultimate adrenalin rush climb into the Cage of Death for a face-to-face dive encounter with some of the largest saltwater crocodiles in captivity. Go solo or ask a friend to join you as you are lowered into enclosures to meet their famous inhabitants including Chopper, Denzel and Bess.

The 200,000-litre, two-storey freshwater aquarium is modelled after a typical Top End river and holds over 15 fish species, including the famous local barramundi. Don't miss the twice daily crocodile and fish feeding shows and turtle sanctuary.

Opening times:
Monday to Sunday 9am to 6pm
Entry cost:
$98.8 / $32 / $26 / $20
Activities:
  • Animal Viewing - Crocodile
  • Animal Viewing
Facilities:
  • Cafe
  • Catering
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
  • Guide
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Viewing Platform
  • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program