Darwin Crocodile Tour

Get ready for one of the wildest adventures of your life as we head out on one of the best crocodile tours Darwin has to offer. Together we travel just over an hour along the Arnhem Highway in the direction of Kakadu towards the Adelaide River where you’ll come face to face with the world’s largest reptiles and get to experience these incredible ancient beasts in their natural habitat.


Darwin Crocodile Tour Highlights


  • Travel onboard the Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise
  • Cruise the Adelaide River wetlands and waterways
  • Explore the diverse ecosystem of Northern Territory
  • Abundance of Australian reptiles and birdlife
  • Supporting traditional land owners


Crocodile day trip from Darwin

The crocodile day trip from Darwin boards the cruise at the Adelaide River. 238-kilometers in length, The Adelaide River is a stunning sight to behold and is renowned for being highly populated with crocodiles. Whilst the reptiles were once considered to be in danger of extinction in the Northern Territory, it’s clear to see that there is now a thriving population here in the area, with an estimated 150,000 saltwater crocodiles and 100,000 freshwater crocodiles in the region. Freshwater crocodiles can grow up to three meters in length whereas saltwater crocs can be as long as six meters and way over 100 kilograms.

Onboard you’ll learn so many more interesting facts and discover fascinating details about these incredible reptiles that will blow your mind.

Our Darwin crocodile tour is both thrilling and an educational experience. Our guides provide a wealth of fascinating information and live commentary along the way that teach you astounding facts about the biology and behaviour of crocodiles and the local ecosystem.


  • Best jumping crocodile tour Darwin

    Of course, it wouldn’t be the best crocodile tour Darwin has to offer without getting to see some of these massive wild beasts burst out of the water and leap into the air as our guides dangle chunks of meat on a stick over the edge for them. It’s guaranteed to have your adrenaline racing like nothing else!

    Whilst cruising along the magnificent Adelaide River you’ll get to learn and receive many insights into the unique wetlands and waterways surrounding the Kakadu region. The main wetlands here consist of mangroves, tidal flats, freshwater flood plains, small billabongs/ basins, estuaries, springs and pools that contain a high diversity of different types of plant and animal species. It’s estimated that one-third of Australia’s bird species reside here in Kakadu, with at least 60 different species represented just in the wetlands.

  • More than just a Darwin crocodile tour

    Aside from the croc tours, Darwin is bursting with native wildlife, with over 100 species of different types of reptiles and nearly 300 different species of birds in the area. On the Adelaide River, you will also get to enjoy sea life-like bull sharks, birds like white-bellied sea eagles and flying foxes which are some of the largest bats in the world. The region is home to the largest populations of snakes within Australia (including the Water Python and Death Adder) and hosts an abundance of diverse native wildlife including fascinating rare local and migratory birds and turtles.

    Our Darwin Crocodile Tours donate profits to look after the local environment

    Many of the animal species found here can be considered quite vulnerable, rare or even endangered however the unique habitat here allows them to thrive and the ongoing management of the land by the Bininj and Mungguy People, in association with Parks Australia allows this region to flourish and support unparalleled wildlife and ecosystems with incredible biological diversity.

    So you’ll be pleased to know that our jumping crocodile cruise is an Aboriginal-owned business and all proceeds from your investment go straight back into supporting the traditional custodians of the surrounding area.

  • Your croc tour returns to Darwin

    After an action-packed day of wonder and adventure onboard the spectacular crocs tour Darwin, we climb back into the air-conditioned comfort of our bus and journey back along the Arnhem Highway together to Darwin city. Our croc tours take you on the exhilarating experience of a lifetime you’ll be bragging about to friends and family for years to come.

    Book Darwin’s Best Crocodile Tour Today

    After a wonderful day on board this half-day crocodile tour, we make our way back to Darwin, arriving at approximately 11:30am. We hope you have had a wonderful time and we hope you have the opportunity to enjoy other great Darwin Tours as well.

    If you have yet to explore Litchfield National Park, Wildlife Tours offers 1 day Litchfield National Park Tours from Darwin. We also offer Kakadu day trips from Darwin too.


  • What you need to bring?

    • 1L Refillable water bottle
    • Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Insect repellent
    • Money for food, beverages and crocodile souvenirs
    • Camera to capture the moment
  • What's Included?

    • Transfer service to/from Darwin
    • 1-hour Adelaide River boat cruise
    • Australian wildlife sightings
    • Experienced wildlife driver guides
    • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
    • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Pricing Options

    Half Day Jumping Crocodile Cruise Package:  $115 Adult (13+ yo),  $70 *Child (0 to 12)

    *Child fare prices are valid from 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking.


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Jumping Crocodile Cruise Pick Up Locations

07:30am – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh Street Darwin City NT 0800 Australia.

*Please notify the tour operator if you have any allergies, medical conditions and travelling contact number prior to departure.

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