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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4055 3576
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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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“snake show” (245 reviews)
“boat ride” (409 reviews)
“croc attack” (56 reviews)
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Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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+61 7 4055 3576
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"snake show"
in 245 reviews
"boat ride"
in 409 reviews
"croc attack"
in 56 reviews
"day pass"
in 48 reviews
"big crocs"
in 34 reviews
"farm tour"
in 58 reviews
"great family day"
in 49 reviews
"australian wildlife"
in 51 reviews
"natural environment"
in 37 reviews
"entry fee"
in 37 reviews
"port douglas"
in 137 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 54 reviews
"whole family"
in 54 reviews
"staff were friendly"
in 33 reviews
"koalas"
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"lagoon"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Snake and crocodile show were very informative. The river cruise was the highlight of the day as we went on the boat around the sanctuary. Close up with the crocodiles were an eye opener.

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Reviewed today

It is as good as other reviewers say. I was passing through the area on my road trip and thought I would stop to try and see some Australian wildlife. On my tour starting at Cairns I only saw birds and was amazed to see...More

Thank Carl L
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a really great day here. It was a last minute decision to stop here and was really chuffed we did. The staff are so passionate about what they do here and their jokes made it a great laugh . The guy in charge...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Totally enjoyed our time here. Very organised so you can easily see each feeding time etc. yummy lunch as well. Very exciting and Adrenalin filled displays from the crocs. Learnt a lot about snakes and crocs. Wonderful day

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Words that come to mind... WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I had an amazing experience with my partner as part of my role within the tourism industry and i must say i was impressed! The guides totally make this experience, sharing with you the 'serious stuff', but...More

Thank TravellingDuo2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

this is an amazing place to visit and a 'must-do' when you are in north queensland. the information and help given by staff is top notch. the animals are all well cared for and the staff have a genuine love for their work. the eatery...More

Thank gcgirlau
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bloody fair dinkim mate. You shoulda seen the size of those crocs mate. I wouldn’t jump that fence if I was wearing me pork chop panties. Fair sucka the sav. The croc burgers were bloody awesome mate. The snake man was as crazy as a...More

Thank Toni W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Feel ,touch,take photos or just hang around with the kangaroos !!! Watch the live crocodile show and then go on the boat ride and watch them be feed. Take time to have your picture with a kola ,we get to hold them. Clean ,friendly staff...More

Thank madtana97
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Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a great start to our day to see your fabulous description and recommendation. We're just working on our new web site and that is really inspirational. Thanks so much madtana97!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really nice place, wonderful and helpful staff, many attractions - one what disappointed me that this is a REAL FARM. I understand this now, but at the beginning I was a bit shocked. Attractions are provided in every 30 minutes to 1 hour. It's a...More

Thank Michal S
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Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks Michal for your positive feedback. Yes, we are a real crocodile farm and we make this very clear in all our information, plus our staff explain this to visitors when they arrive as they go through the daily program with everyone. Really appreciate...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hartleys is a fantastic place to spend a day for the family. We gave our son a surprise by purchasing a crocodile feeding session. This was fantastic. Our keeper Bill was great.I thoroughly recommend this.

Thank Brendan O
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Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

How fabulous Brendan. Sounds like your son enjoyed the day.

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Lauren K
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Many thanks. Yes, we're happy to do this. We keep the bags generally in our office where they are right in front of us. I have some lock up storage area if you really need it.
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April 1, 2018|
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Yes you can cuddle a Koala at Hartley's. And yes if you follow through our web site direct booking system you can also book a Koala photo. Or go through to our web site. I'm not allowed to give your our email address.
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It depends on your schedule. I would suggest you allow at least a half day, but you'll see from our reviews that lots of customers either spend the whole day or use the return pass to come back. If you come on a coach tour... More
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