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Visiting the Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, Australia

Updated on June 22, 2011

Meet the crocodiles in Darwin!

The Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, Australia is a nice attraction to get closer to quite a few real crocodiles. It's conveniently located in Darwin City at Mitchell Street and features several adult crocodiles, many young crocodiles and also other species such as lizards, snakes and turtles. They also have a fish aquarium.

As part of a tour they demonstrate the snapping power of the jaws of a crocodile. It's a large mechanical mouth of a crocodile and they put a block of ice in it to show how quickly the crocodile's jaws can destroy it. They asked one of the kids to help with activating the machine but he was hesitant at first and shaking his head. A crocodile has the most powerful bite on the planet so when the jaws snapped the block of ice fell apart into many pieces!

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The Cage of Death

A major attraction in the Crocosaurus Cove is the Cage of Death where they lower you into the water with a crocodile. It's up to you to splash some water and to arouse the crocodile. They have several crocodiles and if one doesn't respond they simply lower you into the next pool. You can either purchase this experience at the entry but also when you're in the park itself.

On the photos it looks very spectacular and a fearsome experience with a crocodile attacking the cage that you're in. But a small reality check: when I was there two people were in the cage and crocodiles are not the most active creatures. You can move around and slam the water all you want but if they don't wanna move then they're not gonna move.

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Other things to do in the Crocosaurus Cove

Other things you can do in the Crocosaurus Cove are holding a baby crocodile (and get your photo taken), swimming with crocodiles (in a separate part of the water mind you!) and feeding them.

I really liked the display of reptiles which is the largest display of Australian reptiles in the world. At feeding time they showed two snakes that were given a dead rat to eat and swallow. Various lizards were also given a meal and then they allow you to hold some of their animals like lizards and snakes. That's quite fun! It is also a good place to ask questions if you are considering to hold a snake as a pet.

Looking for a hostel in Darwin?

Take a look at my article on hostels in Australia where I discuss the hostel that I stayed in in Darwin!

Address of the Crocosaurus Cove

The address of the Crocosaurus Cove is:

58 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
Australia

Look at the map below to see the location of the Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin City.

Location of the Crocosaurus Cove

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58 Mitchell St, Darwin NT 0800, Australia
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      simeonvisser 7 years ago

      Thanks Sembj. I didn't go into the cage indeed, also because it did not seem worth it when the crocs don't always respond. I think you're quite safe in the cage, that should not be the problem, but I felt it was not as spectacular as they sometimes make it seem.

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      Sembj 7 years ago

      It sounds as if you had a lot of fun but noticed you didn't seem too keen on getting into the cage and closer to the crocs! Nice Hub.

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      simeonvisser 7 years ago

      It's a nice place to go for a day trip. It's really in the heart of Darwin City so you won't have to travel far to see crocodiles and reptiles. They even have one of the crocodiles from Crocodile Dundee!

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      kookoo88 7 years ago from Cripple Creek

      This sounds amazing. :)

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