Come face to face with the World’s largest reptile in the Cage of Death.

Experience the thrill of swimming alongside a 5m + saltwater crocodile! Marvel at their size and prehistoric features, and prepare for your heart to start racing as you catch each other’s eye.

Every Cage of Death dive includes 15 minutes in the water with a massive saltwater crocodile. Regular feeding by our handlers ensures an up close encounter that must be seen to be believed!

Operated by an over-head monorail and designed for 1 or 2 people per cage*, the Cage of Death has you suspended above the crocs before being lowered into the pen for an up-close encounter.

Meet one of our famous inhabitants: Wendell, Axel, Leo, or William and Kate and be wowed by this unique once-in-a-lifetime experience.

12 session times run between 9.30am and 5.00pm daily.

Prices include full day entry to Crocosaurus Cove.

*Minimum age restriction applies, please see Terms & Conditions.

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of participants is 15 years
  • ID is required for proof of age
  • Persons between 15-17 years must be accompanied by an adult or person over 18 years of age
  • Participants must arrive 30 minutes prior to the confirmed dive time for safety briefing.
  • Participants will be required to sign an indemnity release form from Crocosaurus Cove prior to the dive time. Participants between 15-17 year of age must have parental consent and indemnity signed by a parent.
  • Participants must be able to get themselves up and down a ladder.
  • Participants be physically able to pull on the safety brake if required.

Reptiles are cold-blooded animals and their energy levels and feeding habits can vary depending on weather conditions and temperatures. Throughout the dry season, May-Sep, feeding performances may be affected due to lack of appetite, while during the build-up in October and November record high temperatures may also have an effect on feeding and the positions of the crocodiles in the water. Our Crocodile handlers have a wealth of experience when it comes to animal behaviour and every effort will be made to ensure you have an up close experience, however please note that we can not guarantee that crocodiles will feed year round. Feel free to contact our Ticket Desk for more information or follow us on Social Media to see the latest images, which showcase a daily library of our Cage of Death dive experiences.

Watch the Cage of Death


Like so many of you, we’ve been paying close attention to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

Due to recent health advice, Crocosaurus Cove will be temporarily suspending operations from 6pm today, 25th March 2020. We will continue to monitor this situation over the coming weeks and advise when operations will once again commence.

This is a devastating decision to make, but as always, the most important thing to us is the health and safety of our customers, staff, animals, and communities.

For all guests with future bookings, we are offering a range of flexible cancellation and re-booking options, all without penalty. Our team will reach out to future booking holders over the next few weeks to make arrangements.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages, as we will continue to care for our animals throughout this temporary closure, and do our best to provide entertaining and educational content for you all along the way!

Thank you all for your support. We wish you well and look forward to welcoming you to Darwin on the other side of these unprecedented events.

The team at Crocosaurus Cove