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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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We wern't sure what to expect here but it is great value as you get close up to snakes demonstration (if you wish to) and the Crocodile display is also very good. These guys know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We wern't sure what to expect here but it is great value as you get close up to snakes demonstration (if you wish to) and the Crocodile display is also very good. These guys know the crocs behaviour well but they do seemingly take risks during the show. There are also bird , kangaroo displays. If you wilsh to be... More 

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Palm Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Staff are perfect. Live in the area and take every visitor to Hartley's. We still enjoy watching their faces when they witness their first cassowary call 🙀🙀

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Cairns Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great half day. Everything croc related is explained And you will have many opportunities to take action shots. The ticket will get you in for a return visit within time limits. Only negative was the way some poor man frightened of snakes involuntariiy had python drapped around him and snake pissed all over him. Thought the man might go... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fun day out, especially for kids - the croc feeding session is good fun. Easy drive from Cairns on sealed roads

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful day and I decided to take my eldest daughter (she was almost 3 years old at the time) to Hartley's for the day. Team members at the ticket office were lovely and very helpful and I managed to get a discount as I am a local. There was a free guided tour at the crocodile farm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit, stopped in whilst driving past as a 'something to do' ended up staying for hours. Great facilities - very engaging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very entertaining,educational and interesting day. Lots to see and great shows through the day too.The boat ride was cool, but the high light was definitely the snake show . Good food can be had at the cafe and I highly recommend the Salt and Pepper Croc,you must try it !

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit here, close up views of crocodiles in their natural habitat, clean well serviced venue

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was recommended to us twice, so we made the stop on the way back to Cairnes airport, and we were not disappointed! We made it in time to watch the Croc feeding show and also had a quick feed ourselves on the viewing deck! Crocodile is on the menu, and it's on as bad as you may think :)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had an awesome day out at Hartley's today. The park is of an exceptionally high standard with fantastic facilities and staffed by people who love their jobs, and it shows - from the cafe and gift shop staff to the wildlife guides. We saw all the attractions and had a full day from 9am-4pm. Would highly recommend. Thanks Hartley's!

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