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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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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour

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we only spent a very small part of the day here, so go when you have time. It is a great place for families with children too. There is so much to do and see. We listened to a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

we only spent a very small part of the day here, so go when you have time. It is a great place for families with children too. There is so much to do and see. We listened to a very interesting presentation about the crocodile farm that this attraction is based upon. There is a map for a self-guided tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved this place on our recent trip to Port Douglas. The kids had a ball and the little boat trip around there lagoon was great. Duncan the tour guide is hilarious and really makes for a great day out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Definately worth the 45 minute drive from Cairnes. Clean, organized and fun and educational for all ages.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We have lived in Cairns for over 3 years and have driven past this attraction several times. We had a visitor from Melbourne and decided to take him there. We are very glad we did, as the whole experience was wonderful. The park is clean and easy to access all the areas. You see plenty of Crocodiles and the setting... More 

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Joseph, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Hartley's gives you a chance to get close to saltwater crocodiles...SAFELY! We enjoyed the boat trip around their lagoon as well a couple different programs by the staff gave entertaining talks about the salties and fed them. They also have kolas and cassowarys on premise and you can feed the cassowarys during the morning program. If you are observant you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was a cool experience! If I remember right adults entry was $38 which isn't to high. We got to see the croc farm which was very interesting. You also get to go in a boat around a lagoon which has 23 diles in it. And they don't charge extra for it!! Would go back for sure!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Hartley's has been around for over 60 years (although not at this location) and is still providing a great show for families. Do the scheduled events to get the maximum from your day there. Take the boat tour around the man made lagoon and see a wide variety of bird life and the "main attraction" the crocs. The guide will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We got there in time to see the crocs being fed which was fascinating. The guy feeding them kept the crowd entertained, he was well informed, interesting to listen to and showed a healthy respect for these magnificent creatures. The crocs might be in an enclosed environment - but they've created a natural environment, and it's probably the only way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

3 sisters: Well located and easily accessed from Port Douglas and Cairns. 10% discount for tourists in hired cars. Take some water. Very interesting attraction and recommended to get there early to enjoy the boat trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a lovely half day at Hartley's. We arrived at around 10 in time for the farm tour which was interesting however the kids did find the talk a bit boring (attention spans of a 2 and 11 year old). We then walked around the croc enclosures and got great seats for the feeding of the crocs which was... More 

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