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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Address: Capt Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 40553576
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Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port...

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.

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This was a very interesting place to visit crocodiles especially for kids. They have a lake and a small barge you go on where you can view the crocodiles. They have shows with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cairns, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Hi all, travelling around Cairns recently with two other women all over the age of 65 we stumbled across Hartleys crockadile farm, we had been travellig from Port Dougles staying at Ramada, for 9 days, just thought we would check out what was going on in the area, and what we would like to see, came across the Crockadile farm... More 

Thank Pamela B
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very interesting place to visit crocodiles especially for kids. They have a lake and a small barge you go on where you can view the crocodiles. They have shows with various animals. Overall good for families.

Thank WaynozHelz
Windsor, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You do not need a private tour, all the guides are very informative. The farm tour was great and the boat tour across the man made lagoon was more then expected. There is more than just crocks. There are plenty more reptiles, mammals and birds to see! The best thing was that the admission is only $37 and was good... More 

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is so fun. I loved not only learning about all of the unusual and amazing Australian creatures, but also getting to feed crocs and other strange creatures. Get there early to avoid the buses and to see all the shows and demonstrations. Feedings begin early.

Thank bjp30549
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have now been twice to hartleys and we love it. Great way to see crocodiles up close. Huge hit with our 3yr old daughter. Feeding the crocs was a highlight. Great priced cafe for lunch too. Highly recommend.

Thank Amy B
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived in time for the absolute rush (lunch-time in the Xmas-NYE break), but the staff were very organised and professional. The crocs were great, all the talks were informative and enjoyable (especially the snake handler - clearly a very passionate man) and got to feed the cassowaries as a bonus! Even enjoyed a croc burger! Also, was lucky enough to... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, informative and sometimes funny presentations on our native wildlife. Croc demos, snake handling and cassowary feeding among other educational tours in the park make it a day well spent. Staff are all friendly and knowledgeable and the park is incredibly clean. And the cafe food is good too :)

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I only visited this place because we purchased a tour that included the Kuranda skyrail and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in one day, and I'm so glad I did because Hartley's ended up being one of the highlights of my entire trip. The boat tour, the crocodile show, the snake show, the petting zoo, and really everything was top notch. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a well organised and awesome place to visit. Staff are very friendly. You can get up and close to the animals. Even patted a little wallaby. The boat cruise is outstanding. A must do for anyone going to Cairns

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 1 day left and decided to head from port Douglas for the day- and we were so glad we did. The entrance fee was reasonable around $100 for family with 3 kids and you can go back over 3 days if you like!! The days program is clearly explained and set out and you can be entertained from... More 

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