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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Rome, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A beautiful experience. The feeding crocodile show was impressive. The entertainer was also very good. Even the boat ride is very nice. I recommend it.

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Mooroopma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We had our photo taken with the baby croc my son was a bit unsure of the snake .. Watched the croc show and walked around to feeding there native. Bird it was a lovely day weather beautiful but the funniest part was our guide on the boat to feed the crocs git some good photos over all very good

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Frisco, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited Hartley's August 2nd. Simply put, it was an excellent way to spend the day. We enjoyed the animals habitats, the croc farm, the boat ride and the surprisingly good food at the café. Our family took part in the private croc feeding; we're still talking about how exciting and intense it was to be so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great staff here that share their knowledge and passion for crocs in a fun way. We liked visiting the crocodile farm, although we didn't eat one of the crocodile burgers in the cafe, but I am assured that they are tasty. Do visit, if only to look at the huge male crocs in awe of their quiet power

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great day at Harleys Crocodile Adventures. We arrived at 9.30 and did not leave until 4.00. We enjoyed lunch overlooking the lagoon observing the crocodiles. The staff were great and the presentations were very informative and fun. We would highly recommend this day out for couples and families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We found the boat cruise just great. Crocs up close within a metre. The guide was very entertaining. The cassowary presentation was good. You get to feed them that's how close you are also to them.

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Australia
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had visited Australia Zoo last year and thought this may prove a poor cousin but it certainly wasnt. A family group from 80 years to 10 years of age all enjoyed a fun half day at the farm. There was a great deal to see and a number of tours you could learn from including the farm, feeding the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Being someone who usually despises zoos and animal parks, due to the often confined space for the animals, I was sceptical about the nature of the park - but as travelling with others who were keen, I decided to give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised by the day, the animals had a lot of space and the man... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I went to this as a kid and it has been improved out of sight!.was so impressed with the facilities and the staff. It is a real close up encounter with australian wildlife and I would thoroughly recommend anyone going to it for an enjoyable, informative, fun day out.

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Compared to similar places, this offers great value for money. We spent almost a full day here as there was so much to do and so many crocodiles to see! The staff are very knowledgeable and obviously care about the animals. Well worth a visit if staying in the area.

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