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Beth McFadden3 years ago

Crocodile experiences and restaurants in Darwin

Crocodiles are some of the oldest evolutionary animals, with their lineage dating back to dinosaur times. The lucky locals in Darwin are overly familiar with these scaly monsters, and they have plenty of croc experiences to get the blood pumping. Whether you want to get up close and personal with a five metre crocodile, or you’d prefer yours served up on a fresh bun, then check out this guide to the best crocs in Darwin.

Crocosaurus Cove

Get up close and personal with crocs, Crocosaurus Cove - Darwin
Get up close and personal with crocs, Crocosaurus Cove – Darwin

To start the day off, grab the family and head to Crocosaurus Cove. Whether you want to hold a baby crocodile, visit other scaly friends in the reptile enclosure or feed the crocodiles, this adventure park is the perfect place for the whole family. The main attraction is the Cage of Death; a fifteen-minute crocodile dive in a transparent cage, watching the 900-kilo crocs feed and swim around you. If you’ve ever wanted to see what a croc’s teeth look like close up, take a dive at Crocosaurus Cove and get your heart rate up and your blood pumping. This is sure to make you work up an appetite and tire everyone out from an adrenaline rush!
Where: 58 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800

Magic Wok Restaurant

This buffet style restaurant serves up every food you can think of, all freshly cooked right in front of your eyes. Grab a tray and pile it up with vegetables and meats including horse, camel, emu and of course, crocodile. Because you are choosing your own food to be freshly stir-fried, you can serve up as little or as much as you want. The whole family can share a single dish, or everyone can choose something perfect to their liking – it’s one hundred percent personalised! This is the perfect place to go if you have picky eaters for a delicious lunch or dinner. Don’t stress about serving your kids unhealthy fast food with these fresh, healthy food options.
Where: 20 Westlane Arcade, Darwin NT 0800

Tim’s Surf and Turf

Serene outdoor dining, Tim's Surf N Turf - Darwin
Serene outdoor dining, Tim’s Surf N Turf – Darwin

If you haven’t had enough of the crocodilian reptiles, then visit Tim’s Surf and Turf for a meal in their alfresco dining restaurant. This relaxing location specialises in seafood and steak, so why not try their sweet chilli prawns or succulent rump steak for a filling dinner. If you can stomach eating the cousin of a crocodile you met this morning, then try their crumbed crocodile tail for a delicious bite to eat with a twist. Tim’s Surf and Turf will be sure to serve you up the best crocodile on a plate, all in the heart of Darwin!
Where: 10 Litchfield Street, Darwin 0800

Barramundi Lodge

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A pool to cool down in, Barramundi Lodge – Darwin

Once you’ve tired the family out and filled them to the brim with amazing local food, check into the Barramundi Lodge to rest your weary eyes and sore muscles. This family friendly accommodation is located just minutes from the heart of Darwin, making it the perfect convenient holiday apartments. The modern decor is fit for the whole family, with lush air conditioned rooms complete with a TV and DVD player and comfy beds. If you’re still peckish, cook up a storm on the barbecue while the kids go for a swim in the  pool if they dare – the day may make them wary of jumping into the water!

Where: 4 Gardens Road, The Gardens NT 0820

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