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Darwin: Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Adelaide River Cruise

1. Darwin: Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Adelaide River Cruise

Watch wild saltwater crocodiles and their hunting techniques as you cruise down the Adelaide River. Enjoy a tour with wildlife guides that know the crocodiles individually by name and personality. This tour is 100% Indigenous-owned with all profits going to the Groote Eylandt Archipelago community. Join this tour with staff who are issued Wildlife Permits by National Parks and Wildlife to ensure no animals are harmed during these interactions. Watch them offer the crocodiles a taste of buffalo meat in return for them swimming out to say hi. Your guides are highly trained to ensure the safety of both the crocodiles and passengers at all times and animal interactions comply with an internationally recognized code of ethics to ensure the safety and sustainability of the wildlife. Also, keep an eye out for other wildlife that call this river home. You might even spot white-bellied sea eagles, whistling kites, bull sharks, black flying-foxes, the endangered speartooth shark, and the critically endangered large tooth sawfish.

Darwin: Darwin Harbor Sunset Cruise with Buffet Dinner

2. Darwin: Darwin Harbor Sunset Cruise with Buffet Dinner

Step aboard the Charles Darwin and set off on a beautiful sunset cruise of Darwin Harbor. Tantalize your tastebuds with local produce and fresh seafood for dinner. With access to the boat's top deck, take in stunning views of Darwin and its famous sunset. Learn about about the harbor and the history of Darwin from the onboard commentary. As you learn about the area and take in the amazing views, dine on a delicious buffet dinner and maybe even buy a drink from the licensed bar.

Darwin: The Croc Bus to the Famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise

3. Darwin: The Croc Bus to the Famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise

Experience an unforgettable adventure with our local driver as you begin your thrilling crocodile encounter. Engage in lively discussions about the fascinating world of crocodiles and feel free to ask any questions. Catch up on the latest Croc News published by NT News during your journey. Embark on a quick stop at Humpty Doo to snap a photo with the renowned 13m long Boxing Crocodile. Continue your journey to Adelaide River Cruises, where you'll board a 30-seater boat and spend an hour surrounded by the world's largest reptiles. Witness their ferocity firsthand as your knowledgeable guide demonstrates their impressive power – just remember to keep your hands inside the boat! After the adrenaline-pumping cruise, rejoin the bus and head through Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, an exquisite wetland teeming with wildlife. Capture stunning photos by opening the bus windows and immersing yourself in this scenic environment. Conclude your 4-hour adventure by returning to the city center, leaving you well-placed to explore more or head back to your hotel.

Darwin: Crocosaurus Cove Entry & Hop-on-Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. Darwin: Crocosaurus Cove Entry & Hop-on-Hop-Off Bus Tour

Enjoy 2 premier attractions in Darwin with the Croc Explorer pass. Benefit from full-day admission to Crocosaurus Cove and explore the rest of the city by hop-on hop-off bus with a ticket valid for 24 hours.  Crocosaurus Cove Discoer Crocosaurus Cove, located in the heart of Darwin city, which showcases the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, including the iconic saltwater crocodile. Attend any of the 9 reptile shows daily, and learn all about the Northern Territory’s incredible wildlife through meaningful, voluntary encounters with the reptiles under the supervision of trained and passionate professionals. Darwin Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour: Experience the celebrated scenery, landmarks, and attractions of Darwin. Don’t miss a thing on an open-top double-decker bus tour of the city. Learn more about local landmarks and history with informative and entertaining commentary. Hop-off at attractions such as the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, or Stokes Hill Wharf.

Crocosaurus Cove General Admission Ticket

5. Crocosaurus Cove General Admission Ticket

Take a trip to the heart of Darwin to the famous Crocausuars cove! Discover the largest display of Australian reptiles in the entire world including unique species found in the amazing Kimberyl regions of Australia. For those who prefer the slower animals, there's also a turtle sanctuary and a two story freshwater aquarium.  Crocosaurs cove is for all ages! Kids get the chance to interact with baby crocodiles and also don't forget to take a visit to the famous 'crocodile dundee' crocodile 'burt'. Gain the chance to take a swim with a juvenile croc, feed a croc or if you just want to watch, you can do that too! There is also a licensed cafe if you get a bit hungry, and a daily itinerary is available for all entries. Itinerary Crocosaurus Cove: Daily Schedules Meet the Reptiles - Reptile House 10:00, 16:30Meet the Crocodiles - First Floor, Juvenile Area (all day)Fish Feeding - Aquarium Stairs 11:00, 15:30Big Croc Feeding - First Floor 11:30, 14:30Bite Force - Food Court, First Floor 11:30, 14:30Reptile Feeding - Reptile House 12:30Swim with the Crocs - First Floor, Juvenile Area (all day)Turtle Feeding - 16:00Nocturnal Reptile Feeding - Reptile House 17:00Fishing for Crocs - 17:45Please note: All times are subject to change

Darwin: VIP Crocosaurus Cove Experience

6. Darwin: VIP Crocosaurus Cove Experience

Meet your experienced handlers at the start of your 1.5-hour tour. From there, be led through the park whilst hearing the animals’ stories and being supervised throughout your encounters with these unique reptiles. At your first stop, learn how to feed a 5-meter-long crocodile, feeling the true power of its bite. Then, feed the feisty juvenile crocs from the "Fishing for Crocs" platform, followed by some one-on-one time with a baby crocodile. Later, finish the tour with an intimate walk through the reptile house, safely interacting with the park's snakes and lizards.

One Day Litchfield Park Adventures Tour

7. One Day Litchfield Park Adventures Tour

Itinerary, Pick up Optional Jumping crocodile cruise Magnetic and Cathedral tour and lesson Swim hole Florence Falls, Buley Rock hole, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls (seasonal) Batchelor Town Drop off ( Mindil beach market or accommodation)

Darwin: Berry Springs, Jumping Crocs Cruise, Fogg Dam & Pub

8. Darwin: Berry Springs, Jumping Crocs Cruise, Fogg Dam & Pub

This tour will suit everybody, from young to the young at heart, and is the perfect relaxing day around Darwin. See all attractions, without traveling for long periods of time. You will be picked up in front of your hotel and dropped off after an exciting day in the outdoors of the Top End. - Departure will be at the comfortable time of 8.30 am in front of your hotel. Please be 10 minutes before your pick-up time in front of your hotel. We will introduce you to the rich history of Darwin, including Cyclone Tracy and World War Two, before living Darwin. - After our short town tour, we will drive to our first destination, Berry Springs Nature Park, which offers beautiful natural pools and warm springs, surrounded by stunning tropical plants and trees. You can swim or float on one of our swim noodles down a small stream, fringed with pandanus palms and other tropical plants.... A little piece of heaven. The location is known as Laniyuk by the indigenous Kungarakany people and must have been a great place for rejuvenation, then as well as today. The water is very clear, especially in the morning, before the crowds arrive and you might like to bring your goggles to spot beautiful tropical fish or maybe even a turtle. - While you are enjoying yourself in the beautiful warm springs, your guide will prepare a mouth-watering picnic lunch, to enjoy on the shady grass. Close by you will find restrooms, with showers and the chance to get changed into dry clothes. - From here we make our way to Adelaide River to board our exciting Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Adelaide River has one of the highest concentrations of Saltwater Crocodiles in the world! You will be enthralled by a spectacular display of hunting skills of these apex predators and board for your 1-hour Jumping Crocodile cruise. - On our way back towards Darwin we will stop at a magical place called Fogg Dam. The road along the low dam wall allows us to drive through the middle of the billabong and get up close to the wildlife. From various viewing platforms we can spot a great variety of Bird life, such as the Australian Darter, Jacanas, Brolgas, and many more of the 280 species of birds in the Top End. - What better way to finish the day, full of the wonders of the Top End than with a visit to a classic outback pub to enjoy a lovely cold beverage? Sit back and relax, and have a drink on us, before our drive back to Darwin.

Darwin: Crocosaurus Cove and RFDS Entry

9. Darwin: Crocosaurus Cove and RFDS Entry

Make the most of your time in Darwin and see two of the city’s best attractions with just one pass. Enjoy full-day entry to Crocosaurus Cove, which showcases the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, including the iconic saltwater crocodile. Watch one or more of the Crocosaurus Cove's nine daily shows and learn about the Northern Territory’s wildlife through fascinating encounters with the reptiles. Later, discover the heroic tales of the Royal Flying Doctors Service and learn about the history and work of the service’s pilots, engineers, doctors, and nurses, as well as the experiences of the patients. You'll also relive the drama of the 1942 Bombing of Darwin Harbor, and experience the event through the wonder of modern technology.

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VIP experience at Crocosaurus Cove - fed a huge croc (Burt), held a snake (Neville), blue-tongue lizard (Brian) and a baby croc (Fluffy). Fed juvenile crocs. The guide was informative and experienced. Convenient location in the middle of the City. Reasonably priced. Definitely recommend.

What a fantastic tour to the jumping crocodiles… Jacob our tour guide was so knowledgeable and fun at the same time… three years ago went with another company and this one beats it hands down.

Great fun, awesome guide for the day, great local knowledge and hospitality. Comfortable pickup and transport. Highly recommend.

Very informative & knowledgeable staff & great exhibits. Some huge crocodiles & lots of other critters, well worth a visit.

We loved this so much! A family run business that is run really well! Thank you guys!