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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 14 things to do in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Farms, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Farms, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

NOTE: I was here as part of a tour group so we had our own private experience. I really enjoyed the crocodile feeding presentation. Yes it was fun to see crocs up close, but our presenter (his name escapes me right now - dark haired guy) was REALLY good. You could tell he enjoyed what he did, he answered all... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

a fun afternoon. Very informative The boat ride around the croc filled lagoon was a must! Don't miss this fun place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

See crocodiles and other Australian wildlife in great enclosures that are almost exact to their native habitat... They have a large collection and you can even ride the boat around the lagoon as they feed the crocodiles and eagles and other birds, amazing place also has great food

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

ask questions if you don't ask you won't know. amazing how heavy crocs are. gifts are quite cheap. been 3 times will go back again for sure. not just crocs, kangaroo's, koala's, quolls, lace monitors. staff are great value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Being able to touch and get up so close to all the wildlife makes this an incredible experience. You could easily spend the day exploring the park and watching all the shows.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is a definite to go and see. We had a great experience on the boat, our daughter loved it.

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Cary, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A very nice half day. Make sure you get there but 1:30 for the start of the scheduled activities which go back to back until 4:30. Very nice staff and informative animal workers. You couldn’t pay me enough to be in the lake with the croc…but they get people to do just that.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We visited here with a group so our stay was not too long but we saw the crocodile show which was entertaining and walked the paths to see kangaroos, wallabies, cassowary's, koalas, etc. You can pet a koala while someone holds it. They are so adorable. We took the ride on the river in the boat and saw lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a great day . Well sign posted from the road . Loads of parking . We were greeted by friendly staff who stopped what they were doing to welcome us . Got great information from the staff , and with a pushchair , there was easy access to everything . The food was good and well priced .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visited there last week what a great experience,the staff were very knowledgable and helpful the boat ride around the lake was great fun.As we visited on the morning of our last day in beautiful Cairns,it was a brilliant finish to our stay in Palm cove(a stunning place to see),We saw koalas,Quolls,Casawarys,kangaroos ,wallabies among a few of the attractions.

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