Step into the thrilling world of saltwater crocodiles and other reptiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Dive into the Cage of Death and observe their deadly animal instincts up close from behind a glass wall.
58 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Crocosaurus Cove has the largest Australian reptile display in the world with more than 70 different species from across the country, including desert reptiles like bearded dragons, monitor lizards, and more.
It is the only attraction that lets you get as close to crocodiles as possible with the Cage of Death experience. Watch the crocs live in action from within a glass enclosure.
Watch these apex predators unravel their animal instincts as you feed the crocs from a safe platform.
Darwin’s leading attraction, the Crocosaurus Cove is a two-storey complex that showcases the continent’s diverse reptilian life. The Cove stands out from other indoor wildlife experiences by creating unique interactions that add to the thrill of getting to know saltwater crocodiles, whiprays, snakes, turtles and more!
Chief among these is Australia’s only Cage of Death where you have the chance to come face-to-face with an enormous saltwater crocodile, swirling in the same pool as you. Children and adults also delight in other adventures like feeding the crocodiles, petting baby salties and the whiprays, and browsing through aquarium displays.
Official name: Crocosaurus Cove
Address: 58 Mitchell Street, Darwin City
Date of Opening: July 15, 2008
Timings: 9 AM - 6 PM
Crocodiles are the star of the show at Crocosaurus Cove with both freshwater and saltwater crocodiles. There are also baby and juvenile crocodiles at the feeds and petting sessions and the Cage of Death features some of Australia’s largest salties.
At the Reptile House, Australia’s best and least-known snakes slither around their display cages. There are black-headed, Bredl’s carpet, northern carpet and olive pythons. Highly venomous snakes include the coastal taipan, the eastern brown, inland taipan and the king brown snake
Geckos, lizards, dragons and monitors all make an appearance at Crocosaurus Cove. Notable names include the Centralian blue-tongued skink, the frilled lizard, the inland-bearded dragon, the long-nosed water dragon, the perentie, and the Stoke’s skink.
Meet up with these adorable creatures at the Turtle Billabong at Crocosaurus Cove. The turtle line-up includes pig-nosed turtles, yellow and red face turtles, and snapping turtles.
Crocosaurus Cove also features a few amphibians including cane toads, the green tree and the magnificent tree frogs.
Head to the 200,000-litre freshwater aquarium to take in the sight of colourful fish including whiprays, barramundi, rainbowfish, archerfish, and spotted scats.
Step into the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles as over 70 species of snakes and lizards go about their day in their enclosures. The House focuses on critters from the Northern Territory to the inhabitants of Australia’s desert Red Centre. Attend the Meet the Reptile show that happens thrice a day to learn even more about these creatures.
The 200,000-litre freshwater aquarium is certainly a highlight of Crocosaurus Cove with a brilliantly recreated river system in Australia’s northern territory. The aquarium showcases species like whiprays, barramundis, and archerfish. The aquarium also hosts two feeding shows daily.
In a quiet corner of the Cove, spend some time getting to know Australia’s freshwater turtles. The sanctuary’s inhabitants include pig-nosed turtles - a unique species that’s marked by leathery skin and flippers. There are also snapping turtles and yellow and red-faced turtles. An everyday afternoon show also gives you the opportunity to get closer and learn more about these fascinating creatures.
This display showcases a variety of crocodile species from across the world. The wax replicas on show are of Australia’s freshwater and saltwater crocodiles, the Indian Gharial and the dwarf crocodile. As you go along, you can also read up on interesting facts that are sure to make you a crocodile expert.
Crocosaurus Cove is Australia’s exclusive crocodile diving destination and is home to the largest display of Australian reptiles. With a freshwater aquarium, a reptile exhibit, handler talks and unique encounter crocodile experiences, Crocosaurus Cove is one of the most popular attractions in Darwin.
Crocosaurus Cove is located in central Darwin at 58 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia. Find it on Maps.
The Cove prides itself in being the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles. It is best known for its Cage of Death experience where visitors in a safety pod are immersed in a pool with a huge saltwater crocodile. Other interactive experiences include feeding and swimming with crocodiles, whipray encounters, a turtle sanctuary, a large freshwater aquarium and museum displays.
Crocosaurus Cove tickets are available online and at the venue. However, we recommend you book in advance and online because the attraction is popular, especially during the weekends and school holidays.
Entry tickets to Crocosaurus Cove are priced at AU$ 34.20. Inside, each of the experiences is priced separately. The Cage of Death experience is priced at AU$166.50 while the Whipray Encounter will cost you AU$52.50.
The Crocosaurus Cove opened to the public in mid-July 2008.
Crocosaurus Cove houses various attractions like the Cage of Death, a close encounter with an Australian saltwater crocodile, a large aquarium, a crocodile exhibit, and a reptile house with over 70 species of Australian reptiles. There are also interactive experiences with baby crocodiles, freshwater turtles, and whiprays.
Crocosaurus Cove is open on all days of the week between 9 AM and 6 PM.
Yes, absolutely! The Cove is home to the world’s largest display of reptiles of Australian reptiles. Also, it is the only place in the continent that offers the Cage of Death experience, where you get to dive into the same waters as a massive crocodile, but in a glass pod. You get to intimately interact with some of Australia’s deadliest creatures in a safe environment, making it most definitely worth a visit for any thrill-seeker.