Crocosaurus Cove
Crocosaurus Cove
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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  • Small Fam Bam
    Darwin, Australia12 contributions
    Very Personal Tours
    We had a really knowledgable guide during our VIP tour. Spoke clearly, well informed and obviously loved his work. Gave us the right amount of time and attention with the special VIP encounters. I probably should have looked into having them take a photo during the croc feeding. It was a passing comment I think I would have liked to have known more about it on check in. All other photos were fantastic on the iphone.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 December 2022
  • rachel c
    Darwin, Australia48 contributions
    Interesting
    A good wet weather activity - surprisingly large place given its location We took two kids (8 and 11) and spent about 2 hours there. Time was enjoyed by both adults and children. Was very informative and the staff were great. Whilst it’s not as good as seeing crocs in the wild - it’s definitely worth the time if you can’t get out to Adelaide river or elsewhere. Crocs were in good conditions
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 January 2023
  • MartyZZZ
    Zillah, Washington108 contributions
    Wendell the Crocodile was Awesome
    The highlight of my visit to Crocosaurus Cove was the cage encounter with big Wendell. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience being so close to this giant Salt Water Crocodile. The rest of the visit was just so so, not overly exciting. In fact, some exhibits were not open. So, if you go for a visit, then you must to the cage of death.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 13 February 2023
  • shaynapet M
    19 contributions
    Worst tour guide ever!!
    Worst tour guide ever!! I have been on tours all over the world for VIP and let me tell you this person was less enthusiastic to be there than I’ve ever seen anyone to work somewhere in a long time other than that I had a fabulous time learning about the crocodiles and all the awesome reptiles if I had a different tour guide I think I would give it five stars or more if I could! Cage of death was the most awesome experience and holding crocodiles was very cool to
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Brian R
    1 contribution
    Cage of Death Experience
    Great !!!! The only downside was the ladder. It was not easy to cling on to the "steps", I can imagine accidents being likely. I suggest a new type of ladder with steps as opposed to rails, could be a zero funds outlay if tied in with a ladder supplier who could use the application it is being put to use for in a mutually beneficial advertising campaign. Also showers need a bit of spruce up. Still Great Experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • 428jonathan
    1 contribution
    Eye to eye with a real life dinosaur
    I booked the swim with crocs experience as a surprise for my daughter's 16th birthday. And she loved it, certainly an experience to remember for ever. The staff were so welcoming, knowledgable and friendly. the facility was clean and informative. We ended up handling lizards and snakes and learning lots about Australia's native animals. AND right in the heart of Darwin. It was great.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 April 2023
  • NadsieBungers
    Bungendore, Australia7 contributions
    VIP Experience
    The VIP experience was a bit of a letdown. The large croc was totally uninterested in eating during the feeding experience, nothing like the crocs we experience in the croc jumping tour in the river. Having previously had the tour and being excited to take my wife and two kids I remembered the fishing for crocs being one of the highlights as the little crocs actually wanted to eat, unfortunately this area was closed and we were not told about that before or during the tour.
    Hi, We are sorry to hear about your time on the VIP Tour, Unfortunately as these Amazing animals are Cold blooded, this time of the year can be seen as very cold for them and this is when they are slower and more lethargic and sometimes this can mean they don't eat as much. In regards to the fishing for crocs we do apologies for this Maintenance we have going on in the park and this should have been mentioned by the staff, we will make sure this is addressed. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us at Sales@croccove.com Thank you
    Written 11 July 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Gary B
    8 contributions
    Worth the trip to Darwin, if you like Crocodiles !
    This is a unique city center animal experience with Salt Water Croc's the main attraction. The highly marketed "Cage of Death" is a bit overrated, I recommend the private tour which is educational and has some animal interactions not available to regular visitors. If you have a young herpetologist in your family, this a good, albeit small, adventure. My son rated it worth the trip. Certainly not to the same standard as the zoos in Sydney and Melbourne, but with its own special interest. If the small aquarium tank was cleaner and more visible, with a few more fish and marine animals, then better. Staff are friendly and informative
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • BTDT
    5 contributions
    Been there but won’t go again.
    Don’t really rate it very high. The facility seems neglected and run down. It was not really worth the money we paid. The croc photographer was a great reptile advocate however there was no enthusiasm in any of the other staff attitudes which sums up the experience. Bland!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
  • sarahX8491AZ
    Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
    Cage of death
    Booked in to experience the cage of death, what an awesome experience! We were nervous and concerned about the welfare of the crocs so the staff sat us down and took their time to ensure us that everything is ethical. Meeting Leo up close was amazing, what a beautiful animal! A once in a life time experience!
    Hi Sarah, Thank you for our review, We do pride ourselves in looking after our animals and we make sure we are doing everything correctly to avoid any issues, we are so glad you enjoyed the experience and Leo is such an amazing animal to get up and close with. we hope to see you back at the park again soon
    Written 6 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 30 August 2023
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jochris03
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Nov. 2023
can’t believe there are salties right in the heart of Darwin City! It was scary at first but it was a bit relaxing once you’re in the cage 😅
Written 28 November 2023
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Hi jojoey86! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! Yes, a lot of people say the same thing - seems a bit wild to have such massive animals in the heart of Darwin but here we are! haha We are so pleased to know you enjoyed the Cage of Death, it really is an experience you get nowhere else in the world. We hope to see you again one day!
Written 28 November 2023
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Gunter W
Eleebana, Australia10 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
The reason I enjoyed this tour was that I was able to see the crocodiles in clear fresh water rather than the muddy waters of the Northern territory rivers. So I could see them clearly, also some of the crocodile enclosures had curved glass bottoms so I could get very close to a crocodile and see just how big they are. Some of them are huge.
It's located in middle of Darwin so it’s easy to get to and it has one of the best
souvenir shops in town.
Written 20 November 2023
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Hi gunterwett, Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the clear fresh water setting for observing crocodiles and the unique perspective it provides by being able to see the behaviour and movements of these animals from under the water. We appreciate your kind words about our souvenir shop too - we pride ourselves on stocking high quality local NT products as we love supporting local small businesses. We hope to see you again one day!
Written 21 November 2023
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Jan Colaco
8 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
Always wanted to experience the "Cage of Death" at Crocosaurus Cove and I am so happy we did get the chance to do this. Amazing being so close to such a big saltwater croc. The staff were wonderful - explaining everything. Highly recommended
Written 17 November 2023
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Hi jancolaco, Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with the Cage of Death! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the incredible opportunity to get up close with our saltwater croc. Our dedicated staff takes pride in providing informative and memorable encounters. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back for more adventures soon!
Written 21 November 2023
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taniap829
Perth, Australia9 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
My daughter and I did the cage of death today. I was not keen but my daughter wanted me to do it with her. Was a great experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. Dont be put off if you think its expensive. You will not get the oppotunity to do this elsewhere so go for it. The memory will be worth it.
The staff will make you feel very comfortable and I felt completely safe.
Written 15 November 2023
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Hi taniap829, Thank you so much for sharing your great experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you and your daughter had a great time in the cage of death and that her enthusiasm led to such a memorable adventure for you two. We strive to offer experiences that create lasting memories, and we're overjoyed that we could contribute to yours. We appreciate your kind words about our staff, and we're delighted to know that they made you feel comfortable and safe throughout the entire experience. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 16 November 2023
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Sandy M
3 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Definitely worth it, it was such a fun experience and so different from anything else! You get 5-10 minutes to observe the crocs from underwater, and then the cage is raised so you can watch them hunt from out of the water. Seeing the crocs close up was so cool - highly recommend!
Written 9 November 2023
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Hi sandmach123, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your amazing experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time observing the crocs up close and personal in our Cage of Death. It's always a joy to provide a one-of-a-kind adventure that leaves a lasting impression. We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable moments soon!
Written 9 November 2023
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algericke
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
Nov. 2023
Staff super friendly & very helpful. Made the whole swimming with crocodiles really enjoyable & will recommend to anyone to take up the experience
Written 6 November 2023
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Hi algericke, Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation! Thank you for your kind words about our staff. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and giving our guests an experience they wont forget and I'm pleased that we provided that for you! We hope to welcome you back again one day.
Written 8 November 2023
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Dyxj R
Cairns, Australia109 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Family
A must do when you are in Darwin but book the cage of death well in advance as they seem to be very busy and bookings are tight.
Written 6 November 2023
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Thank you for your review and recommendation, DyxjR. Yes, our Cage of Death does get very busy, so it's a great idea to book in advance as to not be disappointed! We are stoked to hear you enjoyed your experience here and hope you enjoyed your time in the Top End! We look forward to welcoming you back again one day.
Written 8 November 2023
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Robert R
Smithers, Canada5 contributions
Oct. 2023
Was a very good experience. The crocodiles are amazing, and beautiful. Took a little time for the crock to show interest in us, but the staff were patient and waited for him to react.
Written 5 November 2023
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Hi Robert, Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the Cage of Death! Sometimes they can be a little slow to react, but I'm glad the staff were able to get him engaging with you. All we want is for our guests to have a good experience, so I'm pleased to hear we could make that happen for you. We hope to see you again one day.
Written 8 November 2023
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,692 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Solo
I spent an entire afternoon at Crocosaurus Cove. I had booked the Big Croc Encounter VIP Tour, where I met a big movie star! The 81-year-old Saltwater Crocodile "Burt" starred in "Crocodile Dundee"! I got to feed him a chicken leg. I also got to hold "Fluffy", a one year old crocodile.

After my tour, I watched the Big Croc Feed Show. Another presentation was "Meet the Reptiles". I got to hold "Cupid", a bearded dragon, and "Donald", a Woma Python. I really enjoyed Crocosaurus Cove!
Written 31 October 2023
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Hi H5152PVrobertd, Thank you for your amazing review! We are stoked to hear that you enjoyed the VIP tour, our shows and got to meet and hold some of our reptiles!! We hope that you learnt some interesting facts from our knowledgeable staff whilst you were here too. Burt will be so happy to get a mention - he misses his glory days! Luckily for him, we are very proud to have a movie star in our midst and love to show him off! We hope to welcome you back again one day!
Written 2 November 2023
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Kelly Ross
Browns Plains, Australia17 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
Brought this as a gift for my husband and he loved it.
This is truly one of those experiences that you'll never forget. Could not say enough good things about the experience.
Written 31 October 2023
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Thank you for your fantastic review, Ke11y_Ross. What an awesome gift!! We are so glad that he loved it! We hope to welcome you back again one day - you'll have to jump in too next time!
Written 2 November 2023
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