Darwin's Crocodylus Park is a must-see for any and all reptile-enthusiasts making their way through Australia's Northern Territory. With an emphasis on conservation, research, and education, visitors can speak with the researchers and crocodile handlers who study the toothy critters, and who are in charge of the feedings and guided tours at this popular indoor and outdoor attraction. Brush up on all of your crocodile trivia inside of the museum, before venturing outside to see freshwater crocs and their massive saltwater cousins. You’ll also find lesser known species of crocodiles from the Philippines and Papua New Guinea, as well as a collection of American alligators that linger on the banks. Lest you think it’s just crocodiles here, you’ll also find lions, emus, iguanas, and enormous Burmese pythons, in addition to tigers, monkeys, capuchins, wallabies, and red kangaroos.
Upgrade your experience to include a guided cruise through the park's waters, where you'll have the chance to observe large saltwater crocodiles in their natural environment.
Crocodylus Park is located about a five-minute drive from the Darwin airport, and a 15-minute drive from the city center. You can reach the park by public bus (line 5), with the nearest bus station about a 10-minute walk away. The park is open every day from 9am to 5pm, except on Christmas. Admission costs $40 AUD for adults and $20 AUD for children between the ages of three and 15.
For crocodile feedings, guided sessions run every day at 10am, noon, 2pm, and 4pm, and are conducted under staff supervision. The Croc Cruise costs an additional $14 AUD for adults and $7 AUD for children, and departs twice daily at 11am and 1pm.
Although Viator tours do not include these activities, the park offers animal encounters allowing visitors the opportunity to hand-feed monkeys, tortoises, and some big cats for an additional fee between $25 and $50 AUD.