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Crocosaurus Cove

This wildlife park offers the chance to admire a number of local species, as well as the safest encounter you can have with a saltwater crocodile.

Crocosaurus Cove is surprisingly interactive for a wildlife park that houses notoriously ferocious species. It offers up-close encounters with crocodiles for those willing to pay for the unique experience. Jump into an immersion cage with huge crocs, feed a small juvenile or hold a tiny baby “saltie”.
 
At this crocodile farm, you won’t just be watching the feedings: you can actually take part in it – from a safe distance. The Fishing for Crocs experience offers visitors a chance to see juvenile saltwater crocodiles leap into the air to catch the tasty morsels that you dangle in front of them. To really get your heart pumping, enter the Cage of Death: a clear, partially submersed cylinder from which you can witness the feeding of a mature crocodile over 5 metres (16 feet) long.

For those who prefer an encounter with a smaller version of these predators, go to see the hatchlings and hold a baby croc. Feel their scaly hides and webbed feet while it is still safe to do so.

Crocosaurus Cove is also home to 70 other reptile species, including the large pig-nosed turtle, which has leathery skin over its shell instead of plates. Observe dangerous Northern Territory snakes and huge lizards known to locals as goannas.

Another highlight is the aquarium where you can see barramundi fish and the critically endangered sawfish that hunts by sifting sand with the “saw” on its nose. You can also see the feeding of other strange local fish, so submerge yourself in this Australian aquatic experience! Stick around to watch the feeding of freshwater rays known as whiprays.

The park has a gift shop where you can buy souvenirs made from crocodile skin, such as belts and handbags.

Crocosaurus Cove is located in the heart of Darwin, an easy walk from most accommodation and transport. The park is open daily, except on Christmas Day. You have to pay to park in nearby streets or parking lots. Crocodile feeding and the Cage of Death experience are not included in the entrance fee.


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Oaks Élan Darwin

Oaks Élan Darwin

31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.0 out of 5 (232 reviews)

    Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

    Oaks Élan DarwinAU$119

    30 Jun - 1 Jul

    Oaks Élan DarwinAU$119
    Rydges Darwin Central

    Rydges Darwin Central

    21 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (853 reviews)

      Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.

      Rydges Darwin CentralAU$119

      29 Jun - 30 Jun

      Rydges Darwin CentralAU$119
      Darwin City Hotel

      Darwin City Hotel

      59 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (42 reviews)

        Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Crocosaurus Cove, The Esplanade, and Parliament House. Bicentennial Park and Government ...

        Darwin City HotelAU$108

        9 Jul - 10 Jul

        Darwin City HotelAU$108
        Palms City Resort

        Palms City Resort

        64 Esplanade, Darwin, NT
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.4 out of 5 (630 reviews)

          Located in Darwin City Centre, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away.

          Palms City ResortAU$155

          2 Jul - 3 Jul

          Palms City ResortAU$155
          H on Smith Hotel

          H on Smith Hotel

          81 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.5 out of 5 (591 reviews)

            Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Esplanade, Darwin Entertainment Centre, and Crocosaurus Cove. The USS Peary Memorial ...

            H on Smith HotelAU$143

            29 Jun - 30 Jun

            H on Smith HotelAU$143
            H on Mitchell Apartment Hotel

            H on Mitchell Apartment Hotel

            105 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.2 out of 5 (172 reviews)

              Located in the heart of Darwin, this aparthotel is steps from Darwin Entertainment Centre.

              H on Mitchell Apartment HotelAU$155

              25 Jun - 26 Jun

              H on Mitchell Apartment HotelAU$155
              DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin

              DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin

              122 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.4 out of 5 (534 reviews)

                This family-friendly Darwin hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

                DoubleTree by Hilton DarwinAU$174

                28 Jun - 29 Jun

                DoubleTree by Hilton DarwinAU$174
                DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade

                DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade

                116 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.1 out of 5 (376 reviews)

                  Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

                  DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin EsplanadeAU$174

                  28 Jun - 29 Jun

                  DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin EsplanadeAU$174

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