Sick of those other zoos that just have one croc half-hidden in the water that you can’t quite see? Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi is a theme park dedicated to the deadly but oft-overlooked apex predator. This park has literal hundreds of them to satisfy even the biggest crocodile fanatic. With that lazy way they lay in the sun and their cooling-off method that looks like a wide toothy grin, Crocodile Adventureland shows us that these cold-blooded reptiles can really warm your heart!
Opening Hours & Admission Fee at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi
Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi has different ticket packages that include photos, park tours and food – for you and the crocs! The basic admission price for the park is the “Adventure Combo” which comes with a bag of juvenile crocodile pellets. There is a family package called the “Wow Package” that costs RM60 and is valid for 2 adults and 2 children. This is a basic package only for MyKad holders that includes admission tickets and juvenile crocodile food.
Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi also has a presence on the discount site Klook, which is where I bought our tickets. You can buy all of the packages on Klook in both Malaysian and foreigner varieties. The only exception is the family package, which you must buy directly from the park.
I’ve listed below the ticket prices and what’s included in each package. If you need more information on what an activity is and whether you want to include it in your ticket, see the activities section of this post.
|Juvenile Croc Feeding
|Juvenile Croc Feeding
|Croc Encounter Combo
|Juvenile Croc Feeding
|Snack Bites Combo
|Juvenile Croc Feeding
Meal Voucher at Croc Cafe
(2 adults +
|Juvenile Croc Feeding
When arriving in the parking lot, the gift shop is the first building you see. Strangely, you have to walk through here to even get to the ticketing desk. After exiting the gift shop you will be in a cloister. The building on the left is the park’s cafe and the ticketing hut is the smaller building ahead.
Aside from the various crocodile ponds, other points of interest include the Crocodile Education Centre in the middle of the park. This is an informative exhibit to build off of the small museum next to the Activity Kiosk. On the eastern edge of the park is the Jurassic Croc section. The main draw of this part of the park, the animatronic dinosaurs, don’t seem to work anymore. However, there is still a lot of worthwhile information on crocs and alligators in this section. It’s a lot of reading for a child, though.
Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi is not a large place. There is only one thing to see here and that’s crocodiles… and some dinosaurs. Crocs of all sizes and species are spread out around the park. The path around the park hits everything there is to see with no need for backtracking. A visit to Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi should take 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on how many activities you do and shows you watch.
Show Schedule at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi
During the day, crocodiles don’t do much. They kind of just lay there in the sun, so catching the shows at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi is a must. The shows and events will typically have a morning and afternoon showtime. None of the shows are very long – 10 to 20 minutes – but they’re action-packed.
Adult Crocodile Jumping – 10:30am & 5:30pm, Hooking Pond
Whole raw chickens will be strung on a zipline and suspended in the air. Hungry crocs will swim out and leap into the air to snatch the food. On weekdays, the 10:30 am show can be very quiet. We were treated to a private show since we were the only people watching on a Friday morning.
Bujang Lang Giant Crocodile – 11:15am & 2:45pm, Crocodylus Pond A & B
This is a proper show featuring the largest crocodile in the park. The keepers will show off the years of dedicated training they have with the giant creature by performing dangerous stunts like sticking their hands into the open jaw of a crocodile and kissing it right on its nose.
Giant Crocodile Feeding – 11:45am, 1:15pm & 3:15pm, Giant Crocodilian Pond
This show takes place at the Bridge Pond. Everyone should be able to get a good view from somewhere on the long covered bridge. There is a small kiosk at the edge of the water where the handler will toss entire chickens into the pond, sometimes straight into the waiting jaws of a croc. Signs around the park list a 4:30 pm show, but this is not on the brochure or website, so they may have cancelled it.
Thrilling & Aggressive Wild Croc – 3:45pm, Crocodylus Pond B
The website and brochure advertise a 10 am show, but Crocodile Adventureland seems to have cancelled it for good. We specifically came here early to catch the 10 am show but were told that it is not running. It makes sense. Nobody comes that early. At 10 am, we were literally the only people in the park aside from the staff. We never got to see this show because of the late afternoon showtime, but this is where guests would learn how the adult crocodiles are trained at Crocodile Adventureland.
Additional Shows & Events
We were told by our tour guide that the Colossal Croc at the Colossal Pond gets fed on the weekends. The brochure map also mentions a feeding but it does not say at what time.
The Legend of Sarcosuchus (12pm & 4:30pm) takes place in the Jurassic Croc section. We were in that section at noon and nothing was happening and none of the animatronic dinosaurs were moving. In the park’s heyday, this sounds like it would have been a visually exciting show for kids. Maybe it only runs on weekends when it’s busier, or just like a few of the other shows, it might be cancelled altogether. The whole Jurassic Croc part of the park seems like it was meant to capitalise on the Jurassic Park movie of the nineties, which came out around the same time this park opened. Now, it’s just a very dated exhibit.
The Dinosaur Encounter (2pm) also takes place in Jurassic Croc based on its description in the brochure. This event is misleading as it’s not a show but a “self-guided tour.” Meaning, you just wander around looking at whatever you like. I’m not sure why there’s a time listed – maybe this is when a park photographer is present to take souvenir photos.
Activities at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi
Juvenile Crocodile Feeding
Every ticket to Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi comes with a small bag of food pellets meant for the young crocs. There is a large juvenile pen near the entrance next to the Activity Kiosk. There is a metal walkway that bisects the pond where you can easily toss food to any lucky crocodile you want. You can buy additional bags of juvenile food for RM5 at the Activity Kiosk.
Everyone jumps the gun and uses all of their pellets on the juveniles at the entrance, but there is another juvenile home at the edge of the park. If you walk to the end of the Bridge Pond walkway where the Giant Crocodile Feeding takes place, there will be a tank on your left where the Juvenile Crocodile House is. It’s a small tank that is behind glass and a metal grate.
These baby crocs get virtually no attention or food, but you can get a much closer look at the crocs snapping up their snack here. The feeding experience is also a bit more fun with tubes built into the grate where you can roll the pellets into the water. Drop a pellet into the tube, then crouch down to get to eye level with the young crocs as they fight over the food. There is even a convenient handwashing sink at the Juvenile Crocodile House when you’re finished giving away all your food.
The park website is oddly vague about what this activity is, so I didn’t know what to expect when I bought a package that included this. You will be led to the juvenile crocodile enclosure next to the Activity Kiosk and given a pole with a chunk of raw chicken attached to the end of the fishing line. I was too mesmerised by the crocs that I let the first crocodile that swam close take my bait effortlessly.
The right way to do this is to dangle the chicken above the water and snap the pole back when you see a croc jump for it so it’s out of its reach. You are only given one piece of chicken so it’s best to keep the crocodiles jumping, even if it feels mean to torment them with food. This costs an extra RM15 if you do not include it in your ticket package.
There is no set time for tours. The staff just seem to start one if you go to the Activity Kiosk and mention that your ticket includes a tour. You’ll likely get a private tour for your group as we did. The park is very small, so a guided tour takes maybe 20 minutes max.
This sounds like a straightforward activity, but we found the tour to be very informative and useful. It wasn’t just walking around and being shown the crocodile ponds. Our guide, even though she wasn’t the usual guide, was very knowledgeable about the different crocs in the park. I asked her quite a few questions during the tour, and she answered them confidently.
The most helpful piece of information she told us was that the crocodiles at the Hooking Pond are separated by age. “High school” and “university” age was the metaphor we came up with. They cannot live in the much bigger Bridge Pond because the bigger crocs there would tear them apart. Once they get big enough, they will graduate and move there, and the current juvenile crocodiles will take their place here. Without this knowledge, this enclosure would have just looked like a group of random crocs that have to live in this out of the way pond for no reason.
There is a crocodile house at the north edge of the park. Its seems to be locked up by default since there is a small crocodile on the loose in there. If your ticket includes this activity (or for an extra RM20), you will be let inside where you can hold a juvenile croc and have your photo taken with it.
What To Eat at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi
Across from the exhibit with a stuffed crocodile and skeleton, there is a small food kiosk. The selection is very limited with things you can consume easily while walking around the park. There are ice cream bars and cut fruit in plastic cups: watermelon, dragon fruit, pineapple, honeydew and papaya. The drink options include hot coffee, 100 Plus, ice water, boxed drinks and homemade fruit juice where the choices were pineapple juice or dragon fruit juice today. We got the dragon fruit juice and it was a clean, refreshing beverage. Just simple blended red dragon fruit with no extra sugar.
If you want more substantial food, the Croc Cafe next to the ticketing hut is a proper kopitam restaurant. The Snack Bites Combo ticket package includes a meal voucher for Croc Cafe. Coming here is best saved for after you visit the park since it is on the way out. The drinks are very cheap and there are all sorts of hot, simple food like fried noodles, chicken wings and burgers. You can also pick up an ice cream bar here if you want something small.
There is only one washroom building within the small park. It is located directly across from the Special Species crocodiles at the entrance of the park. It doesn’t look nice with a lot of grime and scuffs on the walls and floors, but these toilets have pretty much everything you need. There are three stalls in the women’s toilets, two toilets and one squatter. The toilet paper dispenser is outside the stalls near the sinks. There are no paper towels, but it will likely be so hot outside that your hands will dry within a minute, or you can use the toilet paper. There is a liquid soap pump next to the toilet paper.
Even though it’s in the middle of nowhere and the outside looks very underwhelming, this was a much higher quality attraction than I expected. The shows started on time and with a good, educational emcee. The creatures looked well-fed and healthy. Even the cafe was clean with quality menus that didn’t look depressing and faded.
Most of us will never see a croc in the wild (unless it’s right before dying horrifically) and many zoos will just have a handful. At Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, there are tons of crocodiles – well over a couple hundred – and you will see more than your share. Nothing looked sad and I never got that pitying feeling. Crocodiles by nature don’t move around much, so they don’t need huge enclosures. They just need a nice cool pond, which all of them had. Some of the crocodiles had visible injuries, but it was obviously due to infighting, not mistreatment. The park is small, but you will see crocodiles like never before when visiting. Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi is a great attraction and we had a lot of fun here.