AD – This is a pre-written post | Home to the largest crocodile species on the planet, the Saltwater Crocodile, Australia is certainly the place to go to experience these magnificent creatures up close. While you could spot one in the wild wetlands of Australian, a great place to enjoy a safe, interactive experience with a crocodile, is one of the country’s many nature parks, some of which are solely dedicated to crocodiles.

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At, you can discover a plethora of nature parks and sanctuaries with crocodiles of all shapes and sizes. Here are some of the top places to look out for:

Australia Zoo

Owned and run by Steve Irwin’s widow, Terri Irwin, Australia Zoo must be top of the crocodile list, as it pays tribute to the legendary crocodile hunter himself. As a conservation zoo, Australia Zoo is famous for pioneering a crocodile research project to continue the work of the legendary Steve Irwin.

As well as discovering several other fascinating creatures at Australia Zoo, such as cheetahs, snakes, tigers and wallabies, you can meet two crocodile species: the gigantic Saltwater Crocodile and the slightly smaller but no less deadly Freshwater Crocodile. Enjoy both a fun and educational experience at Australia Zoo!

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Are you looking for an interactive experience with a crocodile? Then Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is the place to go! Boasting a range of crocodile encounters, including the Big Croc feed and the Freshie Feed from the safety of a platform, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is home to some of the biggest crocs in OZ!

Experience these crocodiles being fed with a giant pole and learn all about their fascinating habits from the experts. A highlight of Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is undoubtedly the restaurant; enjoy a bite to eat at the lovely Lillies Restaurant whilst you overlook a lake. Experience an epic, crocodile adventure today!

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

While Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to an array of iconic Australian animals, such as wallabies, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, it is known for its enormous, resident Saltwater Crocodile Boss Hogg who is nearly 5m in length and weighs 8kg!

Take the opportunity to meet this magnificent creature up close and be wowed by the crocodile facts! As a sanctuary, Currumbin has its very own hospital on site which cares for and nurtures any sick animals. Whether you are an animal lover or know little about Australia’s native animals, Currumbin is an inspirational day out and a great place to see crocodiles!

Have you visited any of these places?


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