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Detailed Guide to Plan Your Visit to Crocosaurus Cove - Opening Hours, Location & More

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One of the most sought-after attractions, Crocosaurus Cove offers sensational encounters with Australia’s saltwater crocodiles. Take a dive into a glass enclosure called the Cage of Death and come face-to-face with these menacing creatures as they swirl around you. Discover nature’s wildest side and explore curated experiences, including croc feedings, whipray encounters, and much more! Read on to get information on tickets, timings, and everything else you need to plan your visit.

Crocosaurus Cove | Visitor Information At A Glance

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  • What are the opening hours for Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin? 
    Every day from 9 AM to 6 PM; last entry at 5 PM. 
  • Where is Crocosaurus Cove located? 
    Address: 58 Mitchell Street, Darwin City. This is at the corner of Mitchell & Peel Street. Find on Maps
  • How big are the crocs at Crocosaurus Cove?
    To ensure your experience is as thrilling as possible, Crocosaurus Cove has 2 crocodiles that are at least 5.5 metres long. These are the 2nd and 3rd largest crocodiles held in captivity.

Crocosaurus Cove Opening Hours

Park Timings:

Every day: 9 AM to 6 PM; Last entry at 5 PM

Presentation Timings: 

Swim with the Crocs: All day

Hold a baby crocodile: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Meet the Reptiles: 10 AM, 4 PM

Fish Feeding: 11 AM, 3:30 PM

Big Croc Presentation (Fishing for Crocs): 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM

Reptile Presentation: 12:30 PM

Turtle Presentation: 1:30 PM

Best Time to Visit Crocosaurus Cove

Darwin has two distinct seasons, the dry and the wet seasons, each of which lasts 6 months. May to October is the dry season in Darwin with moderate temperatures and little rain and is usually considered the peak season for travel. This is when Darwin also has other festivals. 

The wet season from November to April has similar temperatures but with extreme humidity (more than 80%). If you’re an experienced traveller, you can still make the best of your visit in the wet season with the necessary arrangements. 

Crocosaurus Cove in particular has higher crowds from May to August. It is a popular attraction and can get crowded by afternoon and early evenings. If you’re looking to avoid crowds, try visiting right as the attraction opens.

Crocosaurus Cove Location

Address: 58 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia. 

Find it on Maps

Crocosaurus Cove is located right in the heart of Darwin and is quite close to the beach. It’s also just a few minutes away from the Darwin Waterfront Precinct and Aquascene Fish Feeding Sanctuary.

Getting to Crocosaurus Cove

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By Bus

The nearest bus station is the Darwin Interchange. From here it is a 10-minute walk to the Cove via Smith Street Mall and Knuckey Street.

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By Car

Get onto the Stuart Highway that leads to Darwin City. Before you reach the Esplanade, make a left at Mitchell Street. The complex sits at the corner of Mitchell and Peel Street. 

Parking: There is pay-and-display CBD parking available at the complex. Additionally, paid parking is also possible at Mitchell Centre (Knuckey Street), at the Chinatown car park (Smith Street), and on Cavenagh Street.

Know Before You Go

Visiting with Family
Rules and Regulations
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  • VIP Experiences: There are 2 VIP tours scheduled every day that are fully guided with premium access to the fishing platforms, meeting the biggest crocs, and more. 
  • Changing Rooms and Lockers: Visitors can access the changing rooms located on the first level of the Cove. Lockers are also available next to the Cage Dive which are reserved for those who have signed up for the Cage of Death experience. 
  • Event and Party Venue: The complex has dedicated areas for business events, weddings and birthday parties.
  • Washrooms: Washrooms are conveniently placed throughout the premises. 
  • Cafe: There is a cafe on the first floor next to the theatre. 
  • Souvenir Shop: There’s a souvenir store near the entrance.
  • Map: The venue also has a map of the park that clearly shows all the zones and facilities available. You can collect it from the ticketing kiosk.  
  • Locals Pass: If you’re a resident of the Northern Territory, you can get a Locals Pass that allows free entry throughout the year by paying for just one ticket. Simply display your NT licence.
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  • Many areas at the Crocosaurus Cove have been made wheel-chair friendly. However, experiences such as feeding and swimming with the crocs are not fully accessible. 
  • There are accessible bathrooms throughout the venue. 
  • The display areas at the Cove come with huge windows so that viewing is easy for all. 
  • Carers and companions get free entry.
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Many of the experiences at the Cove are mainly targeted at kids. The largest display of Australian reptiles, feeding the crocs and posing for photos with baby crocs - are all popular experiences. 

There are also other facilities like:

  • Free entry for children below three. 
  • Venue space for kiddie birthday parties. 
  • Baby changing facilities are available near the Theatre.
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  • Age Limit: The Cage of Death experience is only open to those above 15. Children between 15 and 17 require parental consent and a signed indemnity. Also, an adult, over the age of 18, has to accompany the minor into the tank. 
  • Animal handling: Visitors are only allowed to handle the animals and reptiles under strict supervision of the staff.
woodfired pizza

Crocosaurus Cove has a cafe on its premises. However, visitors can also choose from a wide variety of eating-out options in central Darwin. These include: 

Alfonsino’s: Perfect for a family outing, their woodfired pizzas and pasta are a local favourite. 

Moorish Cafe: An inviting tapas restaurant that serves up flavours from Spain, Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. Cocktails and sangrias brighten up their bar menu. 

Amazing Thailand: A kid-friendly option, this no-frills restaurant serves traditional Thai and Asian delicacies. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are also part of their repertoire. 

Shenannigans: A classic Irish pub with traditional bar dishes like bangers and mash, chargrilled steaks and fresh seafood.

hotel room

Budget: DCH on Mitchell, Darwin Hostel, The Cozy Hostel

Mid-Range: Alatai Holiday Apartments, Rydges Darwin Central, H on Mitchell Apartment 

Luxury: Novotel Darwin CBD, Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin, Argus Apartments Darwin

Darwin Waterfront

Darwin Waterfront: Experience a slice of tropical paradise at the Darwin Waterfront. Soak up the sun at the man-made beach or battle artificially created waves at the Wave Lagoon. When you need a bit of shade, you can explore the lush parks or dive into one of the waterfront’s many restaurants and bars. 

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory: A short drive from the Cove, the museum features over 30,000 art and cultural artefacts. Their showcase of aboriginal art and the territory’s natural history are sure to be the highlights of your trip. 

Darwin Aviation Museum: Vintage planes and war-time choppers will have you flying high. For the nerds, the museum traces Australia’s aviation history and wartime efforts. Families also love the gift shop where you can pick up adorable souvenirs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Crocosaurus Cove Tickets

How much does a Crocosaurus Cove ticket cost?

Ticket prices begin at AU$34.2 for entry. The prices will vary depending on the experiences you sign up for inclusions in the ticket. Please note that each in-house activity or experience is separately charged.

How to book a Crocosaurus Cove ticket?

Crocosaurus Cove tickets are available online. In fact, certain experiences like the Cage of Death experience can only be booked online. Tickets are also available at the attraction.

What does a Crocosaurus Cove ticket include?

The entry ticket gets you inside the attraction from where you will be able to explore the Cove. Inside, each activity or interaction is priced separately and you can purchase tickets depending on your interests. Tickets can also be upgraded at the attraction but this is subject to availability.

Are there discounts available on Crocosaurus Cove tickets?

Yes, booking online or larger group bookings attract discounts. Tickets for children and senior citizens are also usually discounted.

Are there guided tours of Crocosaurus Cove?

Yes, the VIP experience includes a 1.5-hour guided tour of the facility. Additionally, many of the hands-on experiences like the feeding and handling of the crocs include insights from experts.

Can I cancel my Crocosaurus Cove tickets?

Yes, if you cancel your ticket 72 hours from your scheduled visit you will be eligible for a full refund.

What are the operating hours of Crocosaurus Cove?

Crocosaurus Cove is open between 9 AM and 6 PM. The last admission is at 5 PM.

Where is Crocosaurus Cove located?

Crocosaurus Cove is located at 58 Mitchell Street, Darwin City. This is at the corner of Mitchell & Peel Street.

How do I get to Crocosaurus Cove?

You can either take a bus or drive down to Crocosaurus Cove in your car. The nearest bus stop is a short 10-minute walk from the Cove.

Is it worth visiting Crocosaurus Cove?

Crocosaurus Cove offers you the chance to come face-to-face with some of Australia’s biggest and most dangerous reptiles. In fact, the Cage of Death experience features some of the biggest saltwater crocodiles in the country. For those of you looking for an out-of-the-box (but in-the-cage) experience, it does not get better than this!

VIP Experiences

The Cove offers an exclusive big croc feed experience for small groups. A 1.5-hour fully-guided tour offers you the chance to get up close and personal with some of the biggest crocodiles in Australia. Also, gain premium access to the Fishing for Crocs platforms and the baby crocodile handling experience. Expert reptile handlers guide you through the Reptile House. There are two tours scheduled every day.

What’s Inside?

Crocosaurus Cove is a multi-level complex offering interactions with Australia’s deadliest critters. Experiences include:

Cage of Death - Australia’s only crocodile dive is for those who want to challenge their limits! A large saltwater circles you in the waters as you watch from inches away, in a submersed cage.

Croc Interactions - The Cove’s offers thrilling hands-on interactions with the salties. Watch the crocodiles snap up food you’ve dangled or snuggle with a baby crocodile under the watch of supervisors.

Whipray Encounter - Get friendly with whip rays during a hands-on encounter where you can touch and feed these gentle creatures.

Reptile House - Sign up for a close encounter with over 70 species of reptiles from all over Australia as experts handle the slithery creatures. You can also watch them as they enjoy their well-deserved lunch at a special feeding show.

Freshwater Aquarium - Australia’s diverse sea life is on display at the 200,000-litre freshwater aquarium. Say hello to whip rays, barramundi, and archer fish as they glide serenely past you.