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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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54 helpful votes 54 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Victoria
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12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We visited Hartley's about 3 years ago & enjoyed it so much, we decided to go again. We weren't disappointed. Even though the attractions are still the same, staff member, Damien, made it a great day. He is such a character (LOVE how he's just such an Aussie bloke with a great sense of humour). He presented the Croc Attack... More

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Boonton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I will admit at first we were a little apprehensive about coming here, as we really only wanted to do the railway up to Kurunda and the Skyrail back, but we found a package through our hotel that offered the 3 of them combined and I have to say it was not a disappointment. We frequent Florida a lot and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Had one spare day in cairns and booked a day trip including hotel transfers. Timely pickup. Never seen so many crocodiles in one place! Brilliant. All varieties- in action or just sleeping. Boat ride was very informative which also included croc feeding. Snake show and Crocodile attack show were brilliant. were performed by very knowledgeable performers. Kangaroo feeding was fun,... More

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Cannes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went to Hartleys Crocodile Adventures as a family and we had great fun that day! We learnt all about crocodiles and snakes with the help of the zoo keepers and presenters. There are also kangaroos and wallabies around the zoo, it is possible to feed and pat them. There were more activities planned then what was said on the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Very close and easy half day activity. They see jumping crocodiles and various animals. Kids happy to go back every year.

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