Visiting An NT Wildlife Park in Darwin
The Northern Territory is renowned for its abundance of diverse species of birds, mammals, reptiles and marine life. If you’re travelling through the Top End you’ll definitely want to experience some of the rare and unique wildlife found in this part of the world by visiting a Darwin zoo or Wildlife Park.
If you don’t have time to experience a full Aussie outback adventure on one of our Kakadu or Litchfield National Park day tours, there are 3 main Wildlife Parks we highly recommend visiting whilst you’re in town where you can get to see some huge 5 metre crocodiles as well as other fascinating wildlife native to the region.
If it’s your first time visiting a Wildlife Park Darwin has several excellent options to choose from. Read on to find out about our top picks, how to get there, how much each experience costs and how to purchase your entry tickets.
Featured Wildlife Park: Crocosourus Cove
You can’t visit the Top End without paying a visit to the ultimate urban Wildlife Park Darwin experience, Crocosaurus Cove. Conveniently located in the heart of Darwin’s CBD, Crocosaurus Cove hosts some of the largest saltwater crocodiles in Australia and the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles and aquatic creatures, with over 70 different species here on display.
You’ll get to learn all about the iconic saltwater crocodile and experience one of 9 daily reptile shows, including the ‘Big Croc Feed’ and ‘Meet the Reptiles’.
Make sure to bring your bathers because it’s also home to the ‘Cage of Death’, Australia’s ONLY crocodile dive where you literally come face to face with the world’s most deadly apex predators as you’re lowered into the water for 15 minutes with a 5 metre long saltwater crocodile.
This unique, once in a lifetime experience allows swimmers to meet the intimidating gaze and experience the full power and strength of this modern day dinosaur in a safe and controlled environment. The crocs are regularly fed throughout the experience by trained handlers, giving participants the chance to witness the fierce instincts and ferocious bite of these magnificent prehistoric beasts up close.
You’ll also have the opportunity to feed a crocodile or even hold one of the baby saltwater crocodiles as part of their 1.5 hour fully guided VIP tour of the Reptile House. The experienced reptile handlers at the Wildlife Park are super passionate and have a wealth of information and knowledge to share about the unique and fascinating reptiles housed here and are always ready to answer any questions. It’s also definitely worth checking out the Barramundi, Archer Fish & Whiprays in their 200,000 litre freshwater aquarium or visiting the turtles at their Top End Turtle Billabong too.
Wildlife Park Darwin Prices start at $36.00 for an adult, $28.00 senior and $23.00 entry for children however upgraded packages are available for those wanting to join the VIP tour or for those adventurous enough to try the cage of death