4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location:Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Cage of Death at Darwin's Crocosaurus Cove

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 for adrenalin junkies who dare to get up close and personal with these amazing prehistoric creatures. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience!


  • Brave the massive Saltwater Crocodiles in the 'Cage of Death' at Darwin's Crocosaurus Cove
  • Choice of one or two participants per 'Cage of Death' experience
  • 360-degree photographs of your Crocosaurs Cove 'Cage of Death' encounter available for purchase
  • Includes admission to Darwin's Crocosaurus Cove

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What You Can Expect

Cage of Death at Darwin's Crocosaurus Cove

Cage of Death at Darwin's Crocosaurus Cove

After receiving full instruction and safety briefing, make your way into the purpose-built transparent ‘Cage of Death’ where you’ll be lowered into four separate enclosures. Over the next 15 minutes, tread water as you come face-to-face with massive saltwater crocodiles! Don’t forget to smile - an onsite photographer will capture 360-degree views of you and the crocs inside and outside the enclosures! (Photographs are available for purchase for an additional expense.)

Your ‘Cage of Death’ experience also includes general admission to Crocosaurus Cove. After your croc encounter, feel free to explore the various attractions also on offer. Enjoy informative and educational talks, witness the daily barramundi feeding and catch a glimpse of the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles including the most venomous snakes on the planet.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Amazing experience!!!! We'll worth the money!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Fantastic, my personal favorite highlight of the trip and we flew over Kakadu!
Definately a Bucket List item, an unforgetable lifetime experience...Up close and personal, got to kiss a CROC..



5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

The Cage of Death gives you the real "crocodile" experience. There’s no fudging the issue here – this is terrifying! Armed with just your swimwear, you walk down a ladder into an acrylic ‘cage’. It’s a see-through box, with holes between the panels for the water to get in, and a metal grille at the top. The guys behind the controls try to get you as close to the toothy predators as they can. Essentially, you are left swimming around in the water a metre or so away from the most efficient killing machine nature has ever devised. And they’re not babies either – my crocodile was 5.5m long and weighed 790kg! What happens next depends largely on the crocodile’s mood. They are essentially lazy beasts, and if they’re not feeling hungry, they’ll probably just sit where they are minding their own business. If, however, they fancy a light snack or decide that you are invading their territory, they will attack the cage. This is more likely during the wet season then during the dry, but can happen at any time. When it does, there’s little option but to cower in fear and hope that the acrylic barrier does its job. Otherwise, it’s a privilege to sit back and observe. Getting this close whilst living to tell the tale is an honour, and watching them move through the water is awe-inspiring. Of course, you can splash, bang on the cage and make as much noise as possible to grab the attention... Note from Viator: This review is from David Whitley, who wrote a detailed article on his trip to Darwin, Australia over on the Viator blog.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2012

An excellent experience. The tour operators where helpful and informative. The price of the photos were a little steep however buying the cd of the photos prooved to be a great choice as video footage of the experience was included.

Lisa B

4 star rating: Recommended January 2012

Great activity if the crocs are lively.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better May 2012

Unfortunately when we went all of the crocodiles were sleeping so it wasn't really all that stimulating. We were just in a glass cage in water staring at them. I think the experience would have been cooler if the crocodiles were awake and more interactive. However, as they are wild animals, it is always impossible to predict how they are going to react.

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