Crocodylus Park Darwin
Where are we going today?
Have you ever wanted to come face to face with the largest reptiles on the planet? If you're in Alice Springs, Crocodylus Park is THE place to be!
Crocodylus Park has been researching, and working on the conservation of these amazing creatures for 30 years, and it's with knowledge that the park has been built.
Can you guess how many crocodiles the park has? Ready? Over a thousand! How amazing is that!? They range from teenie tiny hatchlings around 30cm long, or those HUGE adults that you always see in pictures. They can measure up to 4.8m and weigh over half a ton!
You might think Crocodylus Park is all about crocodiles. Well, whilst they are a main part, they also have an array of other wildlife that the kids can encounter, giving them a much more diverse educational experience.
The park has primates, big cats, other reptiles, and even birds. They even have a new Meerkat Encounters section where you can actually go and hand feed the meerkats yourself!
They LOVE filling the children with knowledge about the crocodiles, which is why they have guided crocodile feeding tours daily, as well as a Croc & Eco cruse, where you can enjoy much more information on how wonderful and special these creatures are.
During your visit to Crocodylus Park, make sure you spend some time in the air-conditioned museum, which is often seen as a highlight of the trip. Spend as long as you like here, because you can learn so much - from the origins of the crocodiles, to how many different species there are.
Did you know that the largest crocodilians that ever lived were about 40 feet - can you imagine finding that on your nature walk! We certainly can't!
Get ready for a SNAPPY family trip out to Crocodylus Park!
How much does it cost?
- Children$20 (Ages 3 to 15)
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm daily
All year round. Closed Christmas Day.
They have an online booking form where you can let them know how many students you want to bring, and when. A SNAP HAPPY field trip if we ever saw one!.
Any Top Tips?
School holidays see activities at the zoo such as colouring competitions, animal handling and extra species are added to the feeding demonstrations..
Doing our bit
Crocodylus Park is an integral part of WMI's research and education efforts, and serves as a public education forum on crocodiles unequalled anywhere in the world. It is a great source of pride to all its staff..
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call to check what assistance they can give those with special needs.
Can I get one of those?
Can you have your birthday party at the park? You certainly can! Kids get to hold a baby snake or crocodile too! .
The guided tours occur at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm. The cruise is an additional cost, and runs between 10am and 3pm.
What people are saying?
by Pooyan Khorasani
good place for kids in particular
by See Ma
The animals live in poor conditions. The enclosures are cramped, outdated and unclean. There is not enough water for the Binteng to soak in. The crocodiles are in unnaturally small, highly limited conditions. Most of the mammals are alone in their enclosures. There is no stimuli for the animals and the majority of them appear to be disinterested and depressed. In some pens, the crocodiles are crowded together in huge piles. There is very little shade for the animals.
by A Google User
Loved it alot
by A Google User
by Jeremy De Guzman