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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Address: Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 40553576

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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A highlight of our holiday

Entry gives you a 3 day pass which we took advantage of, returning for a second visit so that we didn't have to rush around on the first day. Seeing the crocodiles up close from... read more

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Halkett, Canterbury
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Halkett, Canterbury
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Entry gives you a 3 day pass which we took advantage of, returning for a second visit so that we didn't have to rush around on the first day. Seeing the crocodiles up close from the boat was a highlight. Never felt unsafe. Also good to see Cassawaries and wallabies in wilderness enclosures. Nice cafe too with a view out... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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My wife and I visited Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, arriving in the late morning. I had been to the then Hartley’s Creek Zoo back when I was a child and wanted to revisit the place. As it was just before lunch time, we decided to order lunch at Lilies restaurant, which overlooks the lagoon (and a few crocs!!). I ordered the... More 

Thank Mick L
Tauranga, New Zealand
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There is quite a lot to see in this park besides the crocs so be prepared to do quite a bit of extra walking around the park. Well worth it. Take plenty of drinking water to help you along the way.

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Terrigal, Australia
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This place should definitely be on everyone's 'To Do' list when visiting The Cairns/Port Douglas area. The staff were so friendly, informative and funny right from the minute we got there. So many things to do. We learnt so much about crocodiles and lots of other animals, went on a lagoon cruise to see crocs in their natural habitat, watched... More 

Thank robynv138
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Great shows, great boat ride, cheap food ...the kids loved it ! Sad to see Charlie had died (I first saw him when I was a kid !) Probably the best way to see crocs up close and keep from being their dinner !

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Would highly recommend a visit to Hartley's! The croc shows are fantastic and the team put on a great show with lots of laughs! I would also like to thank Janine who made arrangements to return my phone to my hotel after leaving it at the park.. Thanks Janine!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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We really enjoyed our day at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There are a number of events to attend including the crocodile show which is fantastic. They also have a snake show, the crocodile feeding and also viewing the crocodiles and other animals such as the birds and koalas. It is a worthwhile place to visit.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Hartley' s is a world class facility protecting these magnificent creatures from extinction through education and protection. Reasonable price too!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing! I wish I could go everyday! The crocodile boat tour is fantastic and it was topped off with seeing koalas and kangaroos (everything I wanted to see visiting Australia!). The staff were lovely. Matt and Dan really stood out for me they were so informative and did things I never thought I'd see with the crocodiles!!... More 

Thank Rosie C
Brisbane, Australia
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This was quite a good day out and the park isn't huge to wander around being honest. On a hot day take plenty of water and drinks with you. They use rain water so there are no water fountains so you'd have to buy water, which I object to on any level. This isn't a moan at the park but... More 

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Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this review

Many thanks Sharon for your feedback. Lets start with the water. As you may have noticed, our attraction is actually not in a major city or township. We are in a remote area that has no facilities provided whatsoever, despite the extremely high rates we are charged by our local authority and the astronomical state taxes that we pay to... More 

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