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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour provided by Down Under Tours - Day Tours

Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour

Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is a popular eco-park and the ideal family-friendly attraction. Get to the park with ease on this stress-free excursion with round-trip transfers included. Explore the park’s five different zones, watch the Crocodile Attack Show, and spot a variety of different animals, including crocodiles, turtles, lizards, and koalas. A highlight is the narrated boat tour through the wetlands, with a chance to see saltwater crocodiles.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Hassle-free tour with round-trip transfers from Cairns or Palm Cove
A boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon to spot crocodiles is included
More than crocodiles—see turtles, lizards, koalas, and more
Watch crocodiles being fed during the Crocodile Attack Show
What to expect
Situated between Cairns and Port Douglas, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is an award-winning eco-park and working crocodile farm dedicated to educating visitors about local wildlife. Travel by coach to the park after pickup at your Cairns, Palm Cove, or Northern Beaches hotel. When you arrive, enjoy several hours of free time to explore the park’s five different ecological zones at your leisure. Take a narrated boat tour through wetlands, where you might spot some of the 19 resident saltwater crocodiles lounging in the sun. Stroll along the Cassowary Walk to observe these fascinating flightless birds, and admire an array of other native species like koalas, turtles, snakes, and lizards from a series of elevated boardwalks. Live shows and feedings throughout the day offer a chance to learn more about Australia’s amazing wildlife. Don’t miss the Crocodile Attack Show, featuring massive crocs snapping food from a pole and showing off their infamous ‘head shake’ and ‘death roll.’ Tour the crocodile farm to learn how these prehistoric creatures are sustainably raised for their meat and skins.  See Itinerary below for a complete description of park attractions and a show schedule. After hours of exploration, relax on the return drive to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2570HCA
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Boat cruise • Wildlife Shows • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Hartley's Crocodile Adventures • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Photos holding animals at own expense • Food and drinks • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob. • Not available from Port Douglas.
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pickup available from selected hotels in Cairns and Northern Beaches - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to your confirmed pickup time.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Boat cruise • Wildlife Shows • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Hartley's Crocodile Adventures • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Photos holding animals at own expense • Food and drinks • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob. • Not available from Port Douglas.
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pickup available from selected hotels in Cairns and Northern Beaches - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to your confirmed pickup time.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Located north of Cairns, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is the best place to see crocodiles and Australian wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. Walk along the timber boardwalks and pathways, through woodlands and rainforest to see an array of tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna. Start your adventure with a boat cruise exploring the Melaleuca wetlands, home to the estuarine (saltwater) crocodile. Then, explore the different zones of the park at your leisure. There are entertaining and educational wildlife presentations to enjoy each day. (See below for times.) Watch the notorious ‘head shake’ and ‘death roll’ at the Crocodile Attack educational show, see some of the world’s most venomous snakes, and help feed the koala’s and cassowaries. Shows & Feeding times conducted by the parks qualified keepers. • 2.00pm Snake Show • 2.30pm Wetlands Cruise • 3.00pm Crocodile Attack Show • 4.15pm Cassowary feeding with a keeper • 4.30pm Koala feeding with a keeper Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is a long time accredited member of Ecotourism Australia and is the only wildlife park in Australia to be located within and surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage listed forest.
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Volcano
1 contribution
Excellent Shows
Apr 2021 • Family
The staff were great, the Snake show and Croc Attack show were excellent, both presenters were knowledgeable and spoke so well. The park has a great atmosphere, the only negative was the lack of food stocked at the cafe.
Written April 7, 2021
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DUTsales
Hi Volcano, Both my favorites too, normally lots of options at the cafe so not sure what happened there.
Written June 12, 2021
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Lachlan D
1 contribution
Experience of a lifetime!!
Feb 2021 • Couples
Was an amazing day! Learnt soo much, the big croc feed was unreal! Couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide to answer my questions and show me around the park. Feeding the crocs was definitely an experience I’ll never forget!! Cheers Mario and the staff at hartleys for a great experience!
Written February 2, 2021
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DUTsales
Hi Lachlan, Love your feedback! Hartleys is amazing, Feeding the crocs is something else. Thanks for sharing....
Written March 8, 2021
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Sheree M
1 contribution
Awesome Crocodile Experiences
Nov 2020
We had an unforgettable day at Hartley's. It all started with an awesome breakfast with a Koala named Daisy and a keeper called Ricki. Then a crocodile feeding experience lead by Mario a well experienced gentleman who was passionate and caring toward the animals providing us a new perspective of Crocodiles. Our boat tour was great with Kazu guiding our boat safely around the lagoon and in time for the tour on the farming side of the business. Greg was informative and provided a balanced view of commercial farming and the importance in sustainable practice not only in crocodile farming but as a society and the environmental challenges we face now and into the future. The croc attack show with Drew was the highlight of the day. His 40 min presentation was exciting and educational. We had a great day as a family and shared some unforgettable experiences being up close with these amazing creatures. The staff show passion and dedication and it shows in their exceptional delivery of customer focus.
Written December 9, 2020
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DUTsales
Hi Sheree, Looks like you had a most enjoyable day, thanks for posting your feedback.
Written December 13, 2020
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Amy D
Cairns, Australia14 contributions
Another awesome visit to Hartley’s!
We have been to Hartley’s quite a few times now, each visit has been faultless.

Bringing our toddler for his very first visit, we couldn’t have asked for a better day.
The entire facility is as immaculate as i have ever seen it, the wildlife as incredible, the staff as knowledgeable, friendly and respectful as ever. Flawless.

Plan your day around the show times, we thoroughly enjoyed all of them!
A particular note of acknowledgment to their efforts to create a hygienic, covid-safe experience for their guests without impacting whatsoever on our experience.

We will be back again soon, probably in the next few weeks!
Written November 30, 2020
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DUTsales
Crocs, Crocs everywhere:) So Glad you enjoyed your day with us, we love Hartley's just as much as you do. Great to see your acknowledgement of their Covid safe practices...Thanks for sharing.
Written December 2, 2020
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Nicola G
Brisbane, Australia45 contributions
Educational
Had a great day visiting. The team are very informative, especially around the management plan they have helped in regards to managing crocs that are causing trouble out in society. The boat ride was a great way to be up close to the crocs.
Written October 1, 2020
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Hi nickiwi14, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review – we are glad to hear you had a wonderful day visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures with us! The team there do a fantastic job looking after their loved wildlife, and are passionate about sharing their extensive knowledge with their visitors. Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written October 11, 2020
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Justin B
2 contributions
A quality day and worth every cent
Jan 2020 • Family
Every show was very well done. Aqua ducks were a lot of fun and a very good guided tour. Excelent buffet lunch. Would defiantly go back.
Written January 23, 2020
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Barb Riwaka
Wodonga, Australia68 contributions
Great tour
We had a great family day out. We had our 6 and 3 year old children who loved the adventure. Gordon our bus driver was lovely. the lagoon boat tour went for 10 mins not the 20 mins. Two laps around the lagoon would of been better. We got a family photo with a crocodile which was $26. Kids loved it. lots of crocs to see. The croc attack show was great and the keeper was funny. Definitely a great day out to appreciate these crocs. having something to eat at the cafe and watching out for the crocs in the lagoon was fun for the kids. You can get beers ice creams cold drinks hot and cold food. A souvenir shop with bits and peices. Croc handbags etc one was 4K wowsa. overall a good experience.
Written January 6, 2020
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Hi barbriwaka, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures with us! I will pass on your lovely feedback to Gordon and the team, as well as the staff at Hartley's. It is such a fantastic day for families, and the wildlife shows cannot be missed! Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written January 7, 2020
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Companion435433
4 contributions
So glad we did this
Myself my10 YO and 20 YO all enjoyed Hartley's. It was so amazing with all the Kangaroo and wallabies running g around letting you pet them and take pics, it's an everyday, all day thing. The croc show was edge of your seat and it was magical holding koala.
Written December 15, 2019
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Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave a review – we are glad to hear you had a wonderful day visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures! It truly is the best place to see crocodiles and wildlife in Cairns, and the staff and wildlife shows are not to be missed! Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written January 7, 2020
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Hoang Nam
1 contribution
Master
Oct 2019 • Family
Very well organised, the guides are friendly and helpful, the shows are ver entertaining for the whole family.
Written October 26, 2019
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Hi LewisDoan, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures! The staff are so knowledge and love their wildlife, and the shows are definitely a must-see! Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written November 6, 2019
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Debbie G
Trinity Beach, Australia6 contributions
Excellent, and very informative day out!
Sep 2019 • Family
I visited for the first time with my friend and her young family. 5mths, 2 and 6 years old who were visiting from Brissie. It was that good, that they have been back twice since!
The boat trip around the lagoon filled with crocs was really good too!
The shows were all very informative, and Mat (who did the croc attack show) was hilarious!! I’m going to go back with my hubby!
Thank you for such an enjoyable day 😁
Written September 29, 2019
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Hi debbiegA4771DX Thank you for taking the time to leave a review – we are glad to hear you had a wonderful afternoon visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures! It is such a wonderful experience for all ages, and the shows cannot be missed! The staff are so knowledgeable, and clearly love their animals and their job! Thank you for choosing to visit and we hope to see you back soon! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written November 1, 2019
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