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Darwin Wildlife Viewing

By Viator, October 2015

4.5 113 Reviews | Add your review

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 29 Reviews

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

From USD $73.57
From USD $176.72

Best 3-Day Kakadu National Park and Waterfalls Tour from Darwin

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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

From USD $650.62

Darwin City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Sunset Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $56.98

Cage of Death at Darwin's Crocosaurus Cove

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 30 minutes

From USD $90.16

Mary River Wetlands Cruise from Darwin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

From USD $93.05

Crocosaurus Cove Darwin General Admission Tickets

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $25.25

Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise from Darwin Including Lunch

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $93.77

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