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Tourists got more than they bargained for after being surrounded by 30 saltwater crocodiles 

Croc horror! Tourists suddenly find themselves surrounded by THIRTY saltwater crocodiles at a notorious crossing in Outback Australia

  • Footage shows a car full of tourists parked by an infested river covering the road
  • A social media post by the tour company said there were 30 saltwater crocodiles
  • A tour group spokesperson said it’s not unusual to see crocs sprawled over roads

The moment a tourist’s car was surrounded by more than 30 saltwater crocodiles has been caught on camera.

Footage showed the vehicle parked by a murky, crocodile-infested river that spilled over the road at Cahills Crossing in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.

The car was forced to come to a complete stop for more than two minutes and wait for the reptiles to move off the road.

The moment a tourist car was surrounded by more than 30 saltwater crocodiles has been caught on camera (pictured)

A Facebook post by Kimberley Off-Road Adventure Tours said there were ‘over 30 salties in there’, and referred to the infestation as ‘peak hour traffic’.

‘What a great day on tour today exploring South West Arnhem Land,’ the post read.

‘We crossed Cahills Crossing just as the tide had change… There were over 30 salties there. 

‘This car went through after us and had a bit of trouble with the peak hour traffic.’

Footage showed the car full of tourists parked by a murky, crocodile-infested river that spilled over the road at Cahills Crossing in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory (pictured)

Footage showed the car full of tourists parked by a murky, crocodile-infested river that spilled over the road at Cahills Crossing in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory (pictured)

Social media users were shocked and terrified.

‘Stuff that, ain’t going anywhere near that place,’ said one person.

‘They could easily rip your tyres off,’ offered another.

‘And you had to cross why?’ asked someone else.

But others used the platform to share their questionable risk-taking behaviour.

‘We used to swim there 45 years ago,’ shared one person.

Social media users were shocked and terrified. 'We used to swim there 45 years ago,' shared one person. 'Saw this last year - tide was higher and a couple guys were fishing close to the water,' said another. 'And you had to cross why??' asked someone else. Another said: 'We were there last year, yes very busy peak hour crocodile crossing lol'

Social media users were shocked and terrified. ‘We used to swim there 45 years ago,’ shared one person. ‘Saw this last year – tide was higher and a couple guys were fishing close to the water,’ said another. ‘And you had to cross why??’ asked someone else. Another said: ‘We were there last year, yes very busy peak hour crocodile crossing lol’

‘Saw this last year – tide was higher and a couple guys were fishing close to the water,’ said another.

‘I fished there 36 years ago and walked across at full tide can you imagine,’ explained someone else.

Operations manager at Kimberley Off-Road Adventure Tours Lucy Periton told Daily Mail Australia it’s not unusual to see the reptiles sprawled all over the road, but she’d never known the potentially deadly reptiles to attack humans in a car.

‘This behaviour is not uncommon when the tide is changing – I believe they hang out there at this time because of the fish numbers,’ Ms Periton said.

She also said a truck carrying 16 people had just passed through the crossing before the four-wheel drive in the video was held up.

Operations manager at Kimberley Off-Road Adventure Tours Lucy Periton told Daily Mail Australia it's not unusual to see the reptiles sprawled all over the road (pictured: a crocodile from a previous tour)

Operations manager at Kimberley Off-Road Adventure Tours Lucy Periton told Daily Mail Australia it’s not unusual to see the reptiles sprawled all over the road (pictured: a crocodile from a previous tour)

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