Swim With Crocodiles In Port Douglas - Are You Nuts?

Tour Code: 27

Departing: Port Douglas

Swim With Crocodiles Port Douglas
  • A very unique experience not to be missed - Swim with saltwater crocodiles in a safe environment - there are only two places in Australia where you can swim with crocodiles
  • This sanctuary is a ‘wildlife immersion exhibit’ which means you interact with iconic animals! It’s also a passionate conservation park, so feel awesome about your entry fee going toward preserving its amazing creatures!
  • Adrenaline junkies line up for this one! Jump in a pool right next to 2 crocodiles over 4.5 metres each and swim under water right next to them.
  • Swim with Crocodiles in Port Douglas is the only place in Queensland you can do this wild activity. Singles and couples or even up to four persons in the pool. 
  • Your booking includes entry into the award winning Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas where you can interact with other Australian Native animals in the park and dine in food outlets. 

Included In Price

  • Entry into Wildlife Habitat includes a 5 day re-entry pass to the park
  • Swim With The Salties experience - Min age 12
  • Wildlife tours & presentations

Swim with crocodiles, are you nuts? A simply wild new experience on offer in Port Douglas and Tropical North Queensland at Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas. Explore unique habitats, hand-feed iconic Australian animals, and learn about conservation efforts.

If you asked a normal person if they wanted to swim with a crocodile they would look at you as if you were nuts, but now its a serious question to be asked in Port Douglas. 

Looking for an unforgettable Australian wildlife experience that may scare the bejesus out of you? Look no further than Wildlife Habitat animal park in Port Douglas and swim with crocodiles.

Swim With Crocodiles - Swim With The Salties 

Get ready to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush and dive into the aquatic territory with two of the mightiest Saltwater Estuarine Crocodiles at Wildlife Habitat's CrocArena.

Swimming with crocodiles is not for the faint of heart, but if you're up for the challenge, this is the only opportunity of its kind in Queensland to swim with these incredible predators and live to tell the tale!

CrocArena in Port Douglas is home to the spine-tingling Swim With The Salties experience.

Swim just centimetres away from these enormous creatures and engage in the most terrifying experience that comes from watching these apex predators' bone-crushing jaws snap close.

Marvel at the sheer power and size of these giant reptiles as you witness their incredible strength and agility up close.

Our Swim With The Crocodiles, Big Al and Ton - from the Australia Zoo, are not for the faint-hearted.

With an average size of just over 4.5 meters and weighing in at around 350-400 kilograms each, these boys are true beasts. But don't worry, you'll be in safe hands with our experienced guides who will give you a comprehensive briefing on how to stay safe during your swim with the crocodiles.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories that you'll be talking about for years to come.

So, if you're ready to face your fears and take on the ultimate challenge, come and join us at CrocArena for the Swim With The Crocodiles.

Swim With The Salties price includes entry into Wildlife Habitat as well as 5 days re-entry into the park.

Swim sessions are exclusive with the maximum of 2 people per swim time.

Swim With Crocodiles Includes Entry to Wildlife Park

This advanced eco-certified wildlife sanctuary offers visitors the opportunity to interact with native Australian animals in their recreated natural environments.

From hand-feeding iconic wallabies and kangaroos to catching a glimpse of the legendary Southern Cassowary or Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, the park offers a variety of unique experiences.

Explore five spacious environments, including Wetlands, Rainforest, Savannah, Nocturnal and Woodlands, and get up close and personal with the species that call these habitats home.

With crocodile feeding presentations and the chance to have your photo taken with a koala, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas offers something for everyone.

And now, more than ever, it is crucial to support conservation and sustainability efforts.

With immersive experiences and activities for all ages, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is the perfect destination for your next adventure.

Crocodile Swim Times & Duration

Our Swim With The Salties experience is available at:-

10:00am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, and 1:30pm.

Please note that bookings for the 10:45am and 11:30am slots can only be made over the phone at the moment.

The 11:30am session also includes the main presentation feed.

The entire experience lasts for 45 minutes, with approximately 10 minutes spent in the water with the crocodiles, although the duration may vary for each swim.

Please note that all participants are required to attend a safety briefing, as outlined in the terms and conditions.

For check-in, please meet at the reception 45 minutes prior to your scheduled swim time.

Important Info

Prior to participating in the Swim With The Salties experience, guests must sign a fitness and safety waiver.

Please note that personal photographic devices are not allowed during the experience.

Other Park Attractions

Morning Schedule:

9.00am – Stork Keeper Talk | Wetlands
9.15am –  Feature Creature wildlife photos | Wetlands
10.00am – Cassowary Feeding Presentation | Rainforest
10.45am – Koala Keeper Talk | Wetlands
11.00am – Feature Creature wildlife photos | Wetlands
11:30 am – Reptile Keeper Talk | CrocArena
11.45am –  Saltwater Crocodile Feed presentation | CrocArena

Afternoon Schedule:

12.30pm – Interactive Tropical Bird Experience | Wetlands Cafe
1.00pm – Feature Creature wildlife photos | Wetlands
2.00pm – Birds Feeding Talk | Rainforest
3.00pm – Kangaroo & Pelican Keeper Talk | Savannah
4.00pm – Park Closure

Wildlife & Koala Photos

Why not try snapping a photo with some of Australia's most iconic creatures? Blue Tongue Lizards, Koalas, Cockatoos, and Papuan Frogmouths are just a few examples of the amazing animals you can find in Australia.

And what better way to remember your encounter with these incredible creatures than by capturing a photo?

At Wildlife Habitat, we offer the opportunity to take photos with these animals in a safe and controlled environment.

Our experienced guides will introduce you to the animals and provide you with valuable information about their habitats, behaviours, and diet.

You'll have the chance to get up close and personal with these creatures, and our guides will ensure that you have the best possible experience while prioritizing the well-being of the animals.

Our photo times are at 9.15am, 11.00am and 1.00pm every day.

The cost of the photo includes a 6×8 print and the ability to email a digital copy to yourself to share with your friends and family on social media.

Each day we will have a different Feature Creature for you to meet and hold!

Our Feature Creature photos with you and our photogenic:

  • Snakes
  • Crocodiles
  • Koalas

And other members of our wildlife family.

See more wildlife activities in Port Douglas and Far North Queensland. 

Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time

Park opens at 8.00am & closes at 4.00pm

  • Port Douglas
  • Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day
Swim With The Salties times are 10.00am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.45pm & 1.30pm


Swim With The Salties experience lasts 45 minutes with approx. 10 minutes spent in the water with the crocodiles although duration may vary for each swim

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Wildlife photos: koala holding photo, reptile holding photo, koala perch photo
  • Souvenirs
  • Food & Drinks available at the Curlew Cafe 9.00am to 1.00pm
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Business
  • Please bring comfortable and easy-to-wear shoes, a hat, a towel, and swimwear. We recommend wearing your swimwear under your clothes before arriving for the day to maximise your swim time.
  • Camera, sunscreen, insect repellant and flat walking shoes

Containes notes on wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessibility

The majority of this park is wheelchair accessible, from entry, through various habitat walkways and elevated boardwalks.

Only the Stork Tower is not accessible by wheelchair.

  • Minimum age for Swim with the Salties is 12
  • Park entry child rate applies to children age 4 to 14 - Infants 0 to 3 free entry to park

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

Full refund for cancellation received in writing outside 24 hours.

Swim with the Salties Important Notes:

Safety: CrocArena is a world class facility that has been engineered to ensure customer safety and enjoyment.
The swim pool runs a separate water and filtration system to the Croc pools, ensuring cleanliness and water quality for both the swimmer and the crocs.
Swimmers will have a staff member within easy access at all times when the experience is underway.

  • Participants must be 12 years and over to Swim with the Salties
  • ID is required for proof of age
  • Persons between 12-17 years must be accompanied by an adult or person over 18 years of age
  • Participants are required to sign an indemnity release form and health waiver from Wildlife Habitat and CaPTA Group of Companies prior to the swim time. Participants between 12-17 year of age are required to have parental consent and indemnity signed by a parent/ legal guardian.
  • Participants must be physically able to get themselves up and down stairs/ steps unassisted, and swim unaided without a flotation device
  • A maximum of 4 people can Swim With The Salties at one time
  • Time in water may vary with each swim – approx. 10 minutes water time per swim
  • Customers are not permitted to bring their own camera on the Swim with the Salties experience
  • Customers must sign a waiver and undertake a safety briefing prior to swim

Estuarine or Saltwater Crocodiles are cold-blooded reptiles.
Their energy is sourced from sunlight and their feeding habits can be dictated around weather conditions in their environments. 
Far North Queensland has tropical climes and during the 'dry season', May-September, feeding and swim experiences may be affected during these 'colder' months when crocodilians would normally become less active.
During 'wet season' build-up around October / November, humid temperatures can change crocodile behaviours and habits and they may become more active.
Our CrocArena team are attuned to animal behaviour and every effort will be made to ensure your 'swim with the salties' is memorable, however please be advised these are wild animals and we are unable to guarantee they will feed and engage all year round.

All times are subject to change due to weather conditions, animal welfare or guest safety.

Swim With Crocodiles In Port Douglas - Are You Nuts?

Tour Code: 27

Departing: Port Douglas

Swim With Crocodiles Port Douglas



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$143.00
Family: au$572.00

Tour Code: 27



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(Discounts May Apply)
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745

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