Darwin Wildlife Viewing

By Viator, October 2015

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If you're looking for a truly unique wildlife experience, Australia's 'Top End' is home to some bizarre, prehistoric and sometimes terrifying critters living within a mystical, tropical landscape. Wildlife fanatics and eco tourists will not be disappointed by Darwin. A first glance of a handsome black flying fox or a comical frill-necked lizard scampering on its back legs is not easily forgotten, not to mention the famously ferocious crocs.

Kakadu National Park is an area of incredible natural beauty and sweeping landscapes and a cruise through it is an ideal introduction to the native flora and yes, those snapping crocodiles. You can drift through Kakadu, absorbing the tropical lushness, or you can take the daredevil option and join the Jumping Crocodiles Cruise from Darwin. Here, you'll sail along the Adelaide River and get up close and personal with saltwater crocodiles as they propel themselves out of the water with muscular strength to snatch their food. Want to get even closer? (What are you, crazy?!) Then jump into the 'Cage of Death' and swim with some of Australia's largest saltwater crocodiles at Darwin's Crocosaurus Cove.

The Jumping Crocodiles Cruise also includes a visit to the Window on the Wetlands Centre where you can see birds of prey scavenge for leftovers, safe in the knowledge you're not on the menu! You'll also get to explore the Fogg Dam Nature Reserve, a wetlands eco system teeming with reptiles and birdlife. 

For those who prefer their wildlife at a 'fingers intact' distance and prefer to dodge the Cove's 'Cage of Death,' you can spend your time taking in some fascinating educational talks, you can witness the daily barramundi feeding frenzy and catch a glimpse of the world's largest display of Australian reptiles including the most venomous snakes on the planet.

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Darwin Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on Adelaide River

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

Cruise along the Adelaide River and see Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on this exciting tour from Darwin. Observe these primeval saltwater crocodiles close up as ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $74.60

Kakadu Day Tour from Darwin including Ubirr Art Site and Mary River Wetlands Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

On this full day tour you will travel east from Darwin along the Arnhem Highway and journey into world-renowned Kakadu National Park, home to a profusion of ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $179.19

Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise from Darwin Including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

See an abundance of birds, saltwater crocodiles and other wildlife on a full-day tour to the Corroboree Billabong, from Darwin. En route, visit Window on the ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.08

Cage of Death at Darwin's Crocosaurus Cove

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Plunge into the ‘Cage of Death’ and swim with some of Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles at Darwin’s Crocosaurus Cove. This latest attraction is perfect ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $91.42

Mary River Wetlands Cruise from Darwin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

See the wildlife and waterways of the Top End – the northernmost section of the Northern Territory – on a cruise of the Mary River wetlands from Darwin. ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.35

Darwin City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Sunset Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

View the sights of Darwin on a guided city tour seeing the sights and attractions of the city. You also have the option to end the day with a sunset fish and ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $69.48

Crocosaurus Cove Darwin General Admission Tickets

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Round up the family and venture to Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin for a day of crocodile adventures and thrills. With over three floors to explore, your general ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $25.60

3-Day Kakadu National Park and Waterfalls Tour from Darwin

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience the best that the Kakadu National Park has to offer on this 3-day tour from Darwin. View the ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock and ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $659.70

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