Black River crocodiles

The Black River Safari takes you up Black River (which only looks black because of the tannin in the silt on the bottom). The tannin comes from the red mangroves.

It’s a unique ecosystem with crocs scattered along the river and a variety of birds. I was the only person who got in and swam when we reached that part of the tour.

The tour finishes with a trip to the nursery, with crocs which are being rehabilitated after injury.

Traveller’s tips

There are three tours. I did Swabey’s Black River Cruise on Boxing Day. US20 for about an hour.

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