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Wildlife Region

Kakadu & Arnhem Land

  • Saltwater Crocodile

    Crocodiles are extraordinary creatures, having survived since the age of dinosaurs with very few adaptations. Australia is home to only two species of crocodile, but can boast having the largest; the Saltwater Crocodile.  Although ‘salties’ can live in the sea, they prefer estuaries and freshwater swamps across northern Australia and will often venture inland during the breeding season. The Saltwater Crocodile lays clutches of 30-70 eggs with the sex of  the hatchlings dependent on the temperature at which the eggs are incubated. Kakadu & Arnhem Land offers numerous boating opportunities to view Australia’s apex predator.