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Everything you need to know about Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death

Feel the chill crawl up your spine and your breath catch as the Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death brings you face-to-face with a ginormous saltwater crocodile. An experience of a lifetime, this is your chance to stare into the menacing eyes of a crocodile, observe every tooth and scale, and gawk as its jaws sink into its meaty lunch. 

Read on to find out what’s in store for you at Australia’s only Cage of Death experience. 

What is the Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death?

The Cage of Death is the ultimate encounter with a deadly Australian saltwater crocodile.  The 15-minute experience includes you being lowered in a glass enclosure into a pool with one of Australia’s biggest salties. The crocodile looms and gives you the rare chance to catch its every movement, its beady eyes, its hefty tail, and its nonchalant attitude. This one-of-a-kind experience, curated for ultimate thrill-seekers, is definitely worth the trip down to Australia’s Darwin.

Why should you experience the Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death?

  • A unique experience: The Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death experience is an exclusive experience and is the only of its kind in Australia. 
  • Biggest crocs: Encounter one of the biggest saltwater crocodiles in Australia. Some of the crocodiles at the Cove are over 5 metres long and weigh more than 750 kilos! 
  • Safest yet most thrilling: The Cage of Death is the safest way to closely interact with the reptile without compromising its comfort or your safety. 
  • Meet a curious croc: During the dive, the caretaker will choose a water-borne crocodile that is eager to interact with humans at the time. 
  • Conservation efforts: The Cage of Death isn’t just for the thrill of people but also an imaginative way to implement conservation efforts and preserve their instincts. 
  • Take back memories: You can also take your GoPro into the cage to capture your first reactions. Additionally, you can sign up for professional photographs to be taken too!

Know before experiencing Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death

What to expect
Conservation efforts
  • Before your dive, you will be given a 20-minute brief of things to note, safety instructions, and other important details. 
  • You will need to take a shower before dipping into the water. 
  • Out of the four crocodiles dedicated to the Cage of Death experience, you can choose which one you want to dive with. 
  • Next, you are lowered into a pool in a glass enclosure with the chosen crocodile. 
  • The up-close encounter allows you to observe the minute details of its scales and its movement underwater, all under expert supervision.
  • In the last five minutes, you’ll also get to witness a streak of the reptile’s killer instinct as it snaps up the food lowered into the pool by caretakers.
  • Arrive 20 minutes early: You will have to arrive at least 20 minutes before the allotted time of your experience for a safety brief by the handlers before your dive. 
  • Age limit: The minimum age for this experience is 15 years. 15-17-year-olds will need a consent form signed by a guardian of 18 or older and will also need to be accompanied into the cage.
  • Two-person limit: Only two people can enter the Cage of Death at one time. If a minor is to enter the cage, only one adult can go along with them. 
  • Shower before diving: It is recommended that you take a quick shower in the shower rooms next to the Cage of Death to remove any chemicals off your skin that may harm the crocs.
  • During the eleven dives that happen daily, caretakers are careful to choose a water-borne crocodile that is more eager to interact with humans. This ensures that the experience is engaging to both you and the crocodile. 
  • Any crocodiles that are resting or on land are left undisturbed for their comfort. 
  • A crocodile only needs a small amount of meat every week and the five-minute feed session during the Cage of Death encounter is a good way to keep their hunting instincts active while also meeting the reptile’s needs.
  • Bring proof of age: Carry a valid ID proof for your dive, especially if you’re a minor. 
  • Bring swimwear: Bring a towel and swimming clothes for your dive. 
  • Follow instructions: Make sure that you follow the instructions given by your handler to the dot. 
  • Book in advance: While it’s possible for you to get the Cage of Death experience after you visit Crocosaurus Cove, it is best that you book these tickets in advance to avoid being disappointed. All the slots for the experience tend to get booked 3-5 days in advance, especially in the peak season of May to August.

Frequently asked questions about Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death

What is the Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death?

The Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death is a 15-minute experience that lowers you into a pool with one of Australia’s biggest salties inside a glass enclosure. In this thrilling hangout, you get up close and personal with the critter - taking its every feature and its eating habits.

Is the Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death safe?

The Crocosaurus Cove works closely with experts to ensure the safety and comfort of the reptiles during the experience. For each dive, handlers pick a crocodile showing eagerness to interact with humans, and they’re given ample time to rest. Even the feeding sessions are done according to their dietary requirements using interactive ways to preserve their hunting instincts.

Will an expert accompany me on my Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death experience?

While the expert will not accompany you into the cage, they stay close by and ensure the safety of those participating in the experience. You can take a companion with you into the Cage of Death. Also, do note that the experience is only open to those above the age of 15. 15-17-year-olds will have to be accompanied into the cage by an adult.

How can I book the Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death?

Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death tickets are only available online and have to be made in advance. During the school holiday season and on weekends, slots for the experience run out quickly. So, make sure you book well in advance.

How much do the Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death tickets cost?

Ticket prices for Cage of Death start at AU$148. This includes entry into Crocosaurus Cove as well. Book your Cage of Death tickets online to enjoy discounts and other online benefits.

Why should I book my Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death tickets online?

Here are some reasons why it is a good idea to book your Crocosaurus Cove Cage of Death tickets online.
Advanced booking: Tickets to this experience get booked at least a few days in advance, especially in the peak season of May to August. 
Online discounts: The tickets to this experience at the Cove itself will cost you a little extra. By booking them online, you can enjoy great online discounts!
Free cancellation: You can easily cancel your tickets if your plans change and get a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of the experience.