A freelance writer and bargain hunter with wanderlust, recently moved to Perth from Brisbane.
Published September 22nd 2021
Snapping jaws of the mighty croc
If you are up in Broome for a holiday? Don't miss the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and make sure you attend the 3pm tour. You won't miss the huge jaws of the saltwater crocodile at the entrance - in fact, you have to walk through it to enter!
The park opens from 2pm to 5pm, 7 days a week, but a walk on your own would only take you 10-15 minutes as you pass by unmoving crocodiles that might as well be statues.
Go on the tour though and it is a different story. The tour guide is entertaining and animated - he clearly likes his job and is great at it. The tour interacts with the crocodiles as they feed on chicken (they go through a lot!) and show their prowess and mighty jaws by snapping and munching on balls.
It gets really hot in the afternoon, so sunscreen, hats and water is a must. The crocodiles are some of the largest crocodiles in Australia and a lot of them have colourful histories as well as celebrity cameos in movies. One was in a kids show in Japan and some have been in Malcolm Douglas's famous adventure films, spanning a period of forty years.
It used to be located at Cable Beach but soon outgrew its location and is now 15 minutes drive from Broome at lot 351 Broome Highway Broome WA 6725. If you are into old Malcolm Douglas movie memorabilia, there is a small shop museum which showcases a display of items used in his sets.
There are tours available if you don't have your own transport but if you self-drive, tickets are $35 for adults, children 5-15 years at $20, concession and seniors at $30 and $90 for a family (2 adults and 2 children).