Jumping Crocodile Tours, on the Adelaide River near Humpty Doo, give a rare opprtunity to see crocodiles in their natural habitat but in complete safety. On each tour, a single crocodile is fed by a tour guide who coaxes the giant creature out of the water. Adelaide River Queen pioneered the idea of cruises to watch the feeding the huge, wild saltwater crocodiles that live on the Adelaide River near the town of Humpty Doo around where Arnhem Highway (the road between Darwin and Kakadu National Park) cross the river. These cruises offer a rare opportunity to see these giant creatures up close in their natural environment from the safety of a cruise vessel. The crocs leap high out of the water to take morsels of food offered to them by the cruise operators, presenting magnificent photo opportunities.
Location: Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo
The Wet Season (Nov to Feb): for running times and pricing, see website.
The Dry Season (March to end of Oct): Four cruises every day 9am. 11am . 1pm. 3pm.
In the Dry Season, from May until October, Mindil Beach is the scene of a market every Thursday evening, specialising in food from many countries, reflecting the diverse ethnic origins of the residents of Darwin, but including many other wares and entertainments also. Being a popular spot to enjoy Darwin’s incredibly beautiful sunsets, many of the market’s patrons purchase their dinner at the markets and enjoy it on the beach watching the sun go down.