Grab the kids, we’re takin’ a stupid trip!

November 7, 2008

This blog’s travel section has kind of a cute twist. It caters to folks who want a good reason to stay home. That job just got lots easier, what with a new attraction in Australia.

Crocosaurus Cove, which is Australian for “Toss another tourist on the barbie,” allows you to be in a clear underwater container, face-to-face with a massive saltwater crocodile.

Right. I already see flaws in the design: the clear container has no toilet, which I think they’re going to need pretty damned quickly, if you catch my drift.

Another flaw is the illustrated, easy-to-understand opening instructions on the exterior of the cube. So simple, a reptile can do it!

Crocosaurus Cove slideshow

A tourist dives in a cage partially immersed in a crocodile pen in Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, July 29, 2008. REUTERS/Wade Huffman

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DANG! That is one huge crock

Posted by MLO | Report as abusive

WOW I can’t believe that anyone would actually WANT to be face to face with a monster croc like that!! But you have got to admit – it is an interesting idea 😉

Posted by Annie | Report as abusive

Do you wear speedos or baggies when in the croc tank? Depends!

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

make sure the family brings plenty of balls for this trip!

Posted by Pasqua | Report as abusive

That thing’s enormous!

Posted by Louise Bostock | Report as abusive

Hey honey, let’s go dive in the croc tank, and then take the kiddies to swim with the sharks! Who says our vacations are boring??

Posted by Barbara | Report as abusive

And here I thought my family vacations were fun.

How to convince the wife now…

Posted by Golden Ace | Report as abusive

Is the man pretending to be one with the croc or does it look like it’s the other way around?

Posted by Victoria | Report as abusive

Dear Ms. Bostock,
That’s just a wrinkle.

Your friend in beach fashion,

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Oh yeah, that’s a horror movie just waiting to happen.

Posted by Brian | Report as abusive

Its not that bad. just make sure the keepers have fed the crock breackfast first.

Posted by zac | Report as abusive

I never really thought of crocodiles as phallic before seeing this picture…

Posted by sheri | Report as abusive

Crocodiles live near water because after catching someone they usually have to rinse them. 😀

Posted by Worsbeursie | Report as abusive

That is a pretty and big animal…


Posted by Um Nome | Report as abusive

Now you know why Steve irwin was so passionate about these creatures

Posted by mick Dundee | Report as abusive