Driver's stomach-turning journey across crocodile-infested waters

A video has captured the terrifying moment a car attempted to cross a road blocked by crocodiles basking in the sun.

The video, shared to Facebook by Kimberley Off-Road Tours on Sunday, shows the driver stuck in “peak hour traffic” at Cahill Crossing in the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park.

“What a great day on tour today exploring South West Arnhem Land,” the tour company wrote on the Facebook post.

“We crossed Cahills Crossing just as the tide had changed. There were over 30 salties there. This car went through after us and had a bit of trouble with the peak hour traffic.”

Kimberley Off-Road Adventure Tours is a small company run by Lucy Periton and Adam Bowen.

Ms Periton told Yahoo News Australia her husband captured the stomach-turning video.

“We love what we do and take people all over the Top End of Australia from Darwin to Broome, to Arnhem Land and through the Gulf Savannah to Cairns,” she said.

Incredible video shows crocodiles preventing a driver from driving across the road. Source: Kimberley Off-Road Adventure Tours.
The incredible video showed crocodiles preventing a vehicle from driving across the flooded road. Source: Kimberley Off-Road Adventure Tours.

The tour guide claimed incidents such as this at Cahills Crossing were not particularly unusual, with the area notorious for crocs.

“I think they are drawn here when the tide changes because of the fish numbers,” she said.

In January 2017, a 47-year-old man was killed by a crocodile at Cahills Crossing after he tried to walk across it.

In May this year, a tourist was slammed for sitting down in the water of Cahills Crossing with a drink in hand.

“Everyone keeps saying ‘didn’t you see the signs?’ Yes [I did] but everywhere has signs up here,” the tourist told Yahoo News Australia.

Kakadu National Park’s website warns visitors to avoid getting too close to crocodiles or their habitat, as encounters can prove fatal.

“Saltwater crocodiles are dangerous. They have attacked and killed people,” the park says, alongside a number of guidelines which visitors are advised to adhere to.

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