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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Capt Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
61 7 40553576
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A very educational trip for one and all. Learn all about crocodiles, snakes, koalas etc., in a friendly atmosphere. Great outing for the whole family.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We spent a full day here and have to agree that it is an excellent venue! The staff are all so friendly, knowledgable and passionate about the work they do. The park is well laid out and everything is so clean and tidy. Much better than similar places we have visited. Give it a go - you'll love it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

this place is very good value for money, only $35 entry and valid for 3 days, very informatobr and lots of crocodiles and the crocodile attack show was very good

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was a great day out and not to expensive.... Family with young children would love it you can spend all day keeping the kids entertained and informed .... The staff were very funny especially Duncan who is looking for a wife who can cook the food from the cafe was good too

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I must admit i had visions of wandering around aimlessly like other zoo's but i was so wrong. This place was the highlight of our 2 week trip. we stayed all day. WE LOVED IT!! The staff here were all really friendly and we learnt so much. Thank you for making our visit such an enjoyable one!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I was here in late August and I recommend min 3-4 hours to see all the attractions. The staff are very friendly and the lunch venue is great. they have done a great job here, very interesting and great to get up close to all the animals, highlights photo with the kangaroos and koalas oh and also the small croc.....a... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have been to plenty of Zoo's but this time we decided to do something slightly different, and we weren't disappointed! Its about 40 mins drive from Cairns and for $35 you get entry into Hartley's and a ride on the boat around the crocodile canal. Our boat guide was very entertaining and literally had the crocodiles jumping out of... More

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Nice, France
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6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well, much to our surprise, it really is interesting and well done. During our trip to Australia we visited a few 'zoos', 'sanctuaries', 'cuddle a Koala' places, and they were absolutely terrible, and a waste of money - including Sydney zoo. But this place really was fun, interesting and you could actually see some animals - not just crocs either.... More

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While in Queensland on holiday with our daughter, son in law and family we visited Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for our grandsons 3rd birthday. We found it good value for money with plenty for the kids to see and do, as well as the adults. The staff are very passionate about the reason behind farming crocodiles and have an excellent sense... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Loved this park so much fun and very interesting a must do on your cairns trip. Found it so informative and interesting Had a great day and would return. Great to see and learn about crocodiles. Staff are great

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