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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Address: Capt Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 40553576
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour
95%
Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. With over 2100 metres of timber boardwalks and pathways leading you on a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna.Enjoy our entertaining and educational wildlife presentations including snakes, cassowaries, koalas, crocodiles, quolls and much more. Take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon to see crocodiles and other wildlife on our melaleuca wetland. Learn about sustainable use and conservation on our Crocodile Farm tour. The newly opened Gondwana Gateway is an innovative addition to Hartley’s where you can learn about the evolution of Australian wildlife in a beautiful forest setting surrounded by living descendants of Australia’s ancient past. Enjoy a delicious snack in Lilies Restaurant overlooking Hartley’s Lagoon and find that perfect gift, including crocodile leather products, in the Paperbark Gift Shop. Open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm, this multi-award winning eco-adventure attraction is located just 100 metres off the Captain Cook Highway on the spectacular scenic drive between Cairns and Port Douglas.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited Hartley's Crocodiles Adventures for the second time, the first several years ago. I was again impressed by the layout of the park and the informative, entertaining staff who always look like they love their jobs. The nursery, presentations & information provided by staff all around the park is impressive. Highly recommend this place for a visit - great for... More 

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Edmonton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Loved seeing so many crocodiles, the crocodile shows were fantastic. Got to see a croc farm, croc attack and then there were lots of other animals and shows about them too like snakes, koalas, got to pet kangaroos. Really a great experience and the shows were so funny and entertaining. Great value for money. Recommend this for any age as... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Top attraction on the road between Port D and Palm Cove. Quite a bit to see and the tours are very good with excellent characters doing the talking.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Attended Hartley's to fill the last day of our Cairns holiday and I have to say it was an unexpected highlight. The staff were knowledgeable, entertaining and clearly enjoyed their work. The wild life presentations were interesting and well paced and the lay out of the park was logical had a nice contemporary feel. Yes it's a working croc farm... More 

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melbourne
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

great to see so many crocs upfront. we watched the live shows were they were fed, then we went on the boat ride, we also stayed for the snake show and the croc show and both keepers put on a great show ,my husband got to hold a 18 month croc and a snake he really enjoyed his day

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures was a surprisingly good day. We had helpful and friendly staff who pointed is in the right direction. There were lots of tours and talks through out the day (Cassowary is a must) where you can feed the animals even the crocs!. But the stand out thing was most definitely the boat ride. The keeper has a... More 

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Sippy Downs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

This is a worthwhile trip. The drive there is very scenic and once there the park is excellent. The boat ride included in entry price is great and you get to see jumping crocs. Well worth the efforts. You can get discount tickets on the net and from hotels.

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Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised We went to Hartley's on local recommendation and it was well worth it Great crocs feeding show with lots of good commentary and good little boat rideIt was extremely hot so we took the option of returning the next day to see the rest of the farm at our leisure including the snake show

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A great attraction - if you have any worries about crocs and snakes, I suggeste going here pretty soon after you arrive to get over the fears and get up close and personal with the beasts!

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INVERELL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Must thank the terrific staff for a great day out. The staff were exceptionally friendly, enjoy their jobs and make everyone feel welcome. You can get very close to Koalas and all of the other animals. We ate lunch at the Café, it was well priced and tasty. We appreciated the owner telling everyone before the farm visit that there... More 

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