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“Enjoyable day! ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“Enjoyable day! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a fantastic day! This is a must do if you are in far north Qld. All the staff were very knowledgeable and the exhibits were great.

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“Lots of crocs and captive tourists!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Interesting place, worth going up to the farm area to see baby crocs being bred for their skins to be turned into high end accessories. Very expensive, visitors are forced to eat their crappy high trans fats food and overpriced coffee and drinks. The croc shows are the usual tease the croc to jump up for a bit of dead chicken. Staff are very knowledgeable though and love the crocs, know plenty about them. Children's prices finish at age 15 so is pretty pricey if you have older teenagers as we do.

Visited June 2014
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“Snapping good fun.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A well set out, informative, exciting and enjoyable facility, Hartley's Crocodile Farm is so much more than just looking at the Crocs. They have comfortable paths and walkways through all sorts of animal enclosures, including Cassowaries, Kangaroos & Emus, reptiles to name a few. The restaurant serves local cuisine of crocodile and kangaroo if you are adventurous. We tried Croc - Tastes like chicken :)
The boat ride amongst the crocs was awesome. up close and personal they are something to wonder at. DO NOT FALL IN.

Visited June 2014
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“Worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You gotta see crocs while in Qld. This place was just up the road and a lot fun. You get right up close to these amazing dinosaurs

Visited July 2014
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“I couldn't take the smile off my face! Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a fantastic activity to do during a northern QLD stay. The tour guides are "aussie larrikins" with a great sense of humour. You won't get political correctness here, but they are respectful (they mostly make jokes about themselves).

Don't miss the crocodile attack show and please ensure you make time to visit all the animal enclosures as there are some impressive exhibits here.

Visited July 2014
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