From the moment you walk through the giant fiberglass replica of a crocodile's head, you know that the staff at this popular Broome attraction are wild about crocs. Located on the outskirts of Broome, this adventurous park is home to native saltwater crocodiles deemed too aggressive to remain in their outback communities. Though the park is only open for three hours, visitors are able to see handler-led feedings in the afternoon, when crocodiles the size of cars enjoy their daily meal. You’ll also find four other crocodile species in the park, as well as American alligators, dingoes, cassowaries, wallabies, and hundreds of kangaroos. The park serves as an active breeding center for rare wallabies and kangaroos, so feel free to ask the staff about any of the animals in the park.
Insider Tip: As the mosquitoes and sand flies can sometimes be relentless, it's wise to pack repellent.
Broome Crocodile Park is located about 15 minutes outside of the city, and is best accessed by car. The Broome Bus, which travels between Chinatown and Cable Beach, also stops at the park. Crocodile Park is open every day from 2pm to 5pm, and admission costs $35 for adults and $20 for children between the ages of five and 15.
Many of the crocodiles are rehabilitated and released back into the wild, although the saltwater crocodiles, because of their aggression, are permanently housed on-site. Since handler-led feedings require walking around the park, comfortable shoes and sunscreen are recommended.
Did you know? In total there are over 200 crocodiles inside the park.