Croc N History Explorer Ticket
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Darwin, NT
- Product code: CNHE_RFDS
Combine 3 of Darwin's premier attractions with one ticket and save! The flexible Croc n History Explorer package gives you full day entry to Crocosaurus Cove, the RFDS & Bombing of Darwin Tourist facility + Darwin Explorer hop on hop off bus.
Please note: Each component of the Croc n History Explorer pass can be used within 30 days of your first experience.
Crocosaurus Cove: Open daily 9am-5pm
RFDS & Bombing of Darwin Tourist Facility: Open daily 9:00am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Public Holidays 10am to 3pm
Darwin Big Bus: Operating Daily except Sundays.
What experiences are included in your Croc n History Explorer Pass?
Crocosaurus Cove, located in the heart of Darwin city, allows visitors a unique, up close and personal view of Australia’s iconic Saltwater Crocodiles.
Bringing together some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles in Australia & boasting the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove is a must see attraction when visiting Darwin and the Top End.
Bring your bathers and “Swim with the Crocs” jump on our “Fishing for Crocs” platform and smile for the camera while holding a baby Saltwater Crocodile. Check out the Barramundi, Archer Fish & Whiprays in our 200,000 litre fresh water aquarium and don’t forget our upstairs Top End Turtle enclosure.
All of this and more awaits you at Darwin’s ultimate urban wildlife experience…right in the heart of Mitchell Street, Darwin City. (NOTE: The Cage of Death experience is not included in this combination ticket.)
ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE TOURIST FACILITY
This Facility on Stokes Hill Wharf brings to life two iconic stories that are important to the Northern Territory, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Bombing of Darwin Harbour.
The first story is about the Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known throughout Australia as the RFDS.
Founded by the Reverend John Flynn in 1928, it began its aero medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939.
Using the latest innovations in holographic technology, the hologram of John Flynn tells the story of Flynn’s vision and its realisation into the RFDS of today.
Experience a decommissioned RFDS Pilatus PC-12 aircraft completely aero-medically equipped and learn about the activities of the RFDS’s pilots, engineers, doctors, nurses, and the experiences of the patients that are carried and cared for each day, through ghost holgrams and touch screen TVs.
The second iconic story is about the attack on Darwin by Japan on the 19th February 1942, which brought destruction to the city, and many of the experiences of what happened that day are told through the modern and exciting technology.
This exhibit features a virtual reality experience about the events on that fateful day and a projection window of the Japanese air attack on the harbour as well as ghost hosts of John Curtain and Hajime Toyoshima. View a life-sized replica Japanese Zero aircraft suspended from the ceiling and a model of the flying boat, Camilla.
Learn about the Bombing of Darwin from the life size hologram of Rear Admiral Etheridge Grant, as he narrates his version of events on that day when he was blown into the water while trying to return to his ship, the William B Preston. He spent most of the attack in the water, clinging to a large ship’s buoy before being rescued.
The Virtual Reality experience transports you back to Darwin Harbour of 1942. You are at the original Stokes Hill Wharf, standing on the deck of the Neptuna as it was bombed until it exploded and sank as well as sitting on the wing of an American Kitty Hawk, engaging in a dogfight with the Japanese Zero's.
DARWIN BIG BUS
24-hour Hop On Hop Off pass on the Darwin Big Bus which can be used on separate days within a 30 day period.
Experience the celebrated scenery, landmarks and attractions of Darwin. Don’t miss a thing aboard our open top Double Decker tour of Darwin completed with an informative and entertaining commentary. Your 24-hour pass will commence when you exchange your voucher with an Explorer driver or street staff member at any of our stops and will be valid till the same time the following day. (Big Bus Service does not operate on Sundays.)