Darwin crocodile tours and encounters compared

Find ideas and discounts on Crocosaurus Cove activities in Darwin.

If you’re visiting Darwin and want to take the opportunity to get up close and personal with some mighty native crocodiles, then Crocosaurus Cove is the place to go.

Located at the heart of the city, it’s home to the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles and the only place in the country where you can dive with crocodiles (if you dare).

There are other reptiles too, including turtles, snakes and cousins of the lizard. Experience some really unique activities whether you’re visiting alone, in a group or with family.

Crocosaurus activities include diving with crocodiles, feeding them and holding them – thanks to the experts at hand, you can get closer than you’d ever dare to in the wild! Crocosaurus Cove is open every day from 9am to 6pm and only closes on Christmas Day.

Our top picks: Darwin crocodile tours you can book now:

Best for price (cheapest): Crocodile and Reptile Encounter at Crocosaurus Cove

Best for price (cheapest): Crocodile and Reptile Encounter at Crocosaurus Cove from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Spend a day with hundreds of crocs at Crocosaurus Cove for just $35
  • Swim within a spine’s length of a crocodile in the glass-sided viewing pool
  • Have a go at feeding juvenile crocs
  • Discover what makes crocodiles tick in the museum

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Best for value (combo of good price, bonus extras, time in air etc): Crocodile Tour and Feed at Crocosaurus Cove

Best for value (combo of good price, bonus extras, time in air etc): Crocodile Tour and Feed at Crocosaurus Cove from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a full day at Crocosaurus Cove and a 60-minute tour for $79
  • Take home a survivor lanyard as a souvenir
  • Take part in the big croc feeding show
  • Hold critters from the Top End

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Best for crocodile cruises: Darwin Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on Adelaide River

Best for crocodile cruises: Darwin Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on Adelaide River from Viator

Highlights:

  • Spend five-hours searching for salties on the Adelaide River
  • Watch how they launch themselves from the water when food is around
  • Learn about the primeval creatures at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre
  • Explore Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

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Best for crocodile diving: Swim With Crocodiles in the Cage Of Death and Cove Entry - Darwin, NT

Best for crocodile diving: Swim With Crocodiles in the Cage Of Death and Cove Entry - Darwin, NT from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Brave the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove
  • Enter the acrylic clear-sided cage and ready yourself to be lowered into the crocodile pool
  • Swim about in the cage as gargantuan crocs swim centimetres from your face
  • Test your mettle with a full 15 minutes in the enclosure

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Best for kids: Crocodile Feeding Experience - Darwin

Best for kids: Crocodile Feeding Experience - Darwin from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Spend a whole day at Crocosaurus Cove
  • Hold critters from the Top End
  • Get express entry to the Fishing for Crocs platform
  • Dip your feet in the aquarium where whiprays and sawfish swim

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Darwin crocodile tour companies compared

Tour NameHighlights/InclusionsDurationPriceBook
Adrenaline River Cruises, Jumping Croc CruiseGet up close to five-foot crocs and watch them jump for food. Cold drinks includedFive hours with transfers from Darwin$95Viator
Crocosaurus CovePark entry, tours and feeding experiencesFull dayFrom $35Adrenaline, RedBalloon
SpectacularRiver cruises to see jumping crocodilesOne hour$45Spectacular

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