Swim with the crocs Ben Fogle style in Australia’s Northern Territory

Sunday (26th February 2012) saw the second episode of ‘Swimming with Crocodiles’ on BBC2 when Ben Fogle headed to Australia’s Northern Territory for some more jaw and claw croc adventures. During the programme the team offered viewers a greater insight into the the subaquatic behaviour of these fasinating reptiles.

You too , like Ben Fogle could have the opportunity to “swim with crocs” in the Northern Territory’s capital city of  Darwin. The Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove offers plucky visitors the opportunity to dive with the protection of a perspex cage, into the depths of a giant ‘Saltie’s’ lair.

Those wishing to see the crocodiles first hand, in the wild should head to Adelaide River (65km from Darwin) and join the Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Visitors will have the chance to see the crocs jump up out of the water as they are fed by trained experts from the boats , guaranteeing a very close up experience of these prehistoric giants.

Or splash out  and enjoy a scenic flight over Kakadu National Park for a bird’s eye view of vast escarpments –  you might even catch a glimpse of the famous crocodile – shaped hotel ( Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn ) at Jabiru in the heart of dual World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.

The Northern Territory is home to approximately 150,000 saltwater crocodiles and 10,000 freshwater crocodiles. There are around 25 crocodiles in every mile in the Northern Territory , living as they have done for millions of years.

Book in for a seven day unforgettable, jaw dropping adventure to Australia’s Northern Territory with Travelbag  (0871 703 4240, www.travelbag.co.uk) from £1,499 per person. The package features five nights at the three star Travelodge Mirambeena Resort in  Darwin followed by two nights at the three star Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn Resort , Kakadu National Park, plus enjoy a Kakadu & Yellow Water Wildlife Day tour. The price also includes international flights to Darwin with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow. Valid for bookings made by the 10th March for travel between the 1st May and the 15th June 2012.

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For more information and photography contact Suzanne Holiday or Lara Jacobs on T: +44 207 839 2140 or tourismntmedia@keenepa.co.uk.


Australia’s Northern Territory

  1. Australia’s Northern Territory is a leading nature and culture destination where Australia’s Outback meets the tropics and is home to Australia’s most dramatic, beautiful and varied scenery including the awe-inspiring red centre icons of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon as well as the Top End adventure and wildlife destinations of Katherine Gorge and Kakadu National Park.
  2. Darwin International Airport is an international gateway to Australia offering connections to Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Denpasar.
  3. The peak visitor time is during the dry season, from May to September, but the Tropical Summer from October to April brings spectacular lightning shows and lush growth.
  4. www.australiasoutback.com is an essential resource for travellers planning a trip to the Northern Territory.
  5. Follow the NT on Facebook www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/northernterritoryaustralia or watch the latest videos on our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/Australiasoutback

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