This park and zoo’s main dedication is to crocodiles and is home to one of the largest collections of the aquatic carnivores found anywhere. This is a must-see destination for anyone interested in this native Australian reptile and its habitat, biology and behaviour.
Consisting of saltwater and freshwater crocodiles, the park’s habitat includes the smallest of crocodiles, from 30 centimetres, to the largest being up to 5 metres in length. As a crocodile public educational resource as well as a research facility the park features an in-depth museum where visitors can learn all about this awe inspiring creature.
Guided feeding tours are given four times a day offering visitors an up-close view of the world’s largest reptile. There is even an opportunity to feel the skin of a crocodile. The park also features exhibits displaying many other reptiles as well as a ‘big cats’ exhibit with lions and tigers, a primates area, and many native Australian animals such as kangaroos and wallabies.
Located 15 minutes east of Darwin, the park overlooks the Holmes Jungle Nature Reserve. Take the Stuart Highway and turn left on Vanderlin Drive, then turn right at the round-a-bout on McMillans Road. The park is the first left off of McMillans. Public transport is available from the Darwin CBD on bus #5. The bus stops roughly 800 metres from the park entrance and is about a 15 minute walk.