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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Address: Capt 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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I went with a few friends and we had a blast! The staff were great, the animals were great and so was the restaurant! What is not to love? I would recommend anyone in the area to... read more

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Palm Cove, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went with a few friends and we had a blast! The staff were great, the animals were great and so was the restaurant! What is not to love? I would recommend anyone in the area to check it out!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good family entertainer (no age bar), kids loved experience. Well maintained, good friendly staff. Loved the croc feeding, there are few other things which we did not explore....very happy family with the overall days' outing

Thank Ambalam
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place and our whole family loved it. It was nice to have a smaller place, the way Australia Zoo used to be. There was a lot of shade which made for a nice day and the shows were awesome!

Thank moff03
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived early and were welcomed by the staff who gave us all the top tips for the day, including tickets for the 9am boat ride. The boat ride was a clear highlight and the guides were very entertaining. Lots of crocs! Loads to see and do and after about three hours we were done. Good value and highly recommended.

Thank Matt M
Cairns Region, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to spend the day and get in touch with nature. Plan your day before you leave, by reviewing the times each event is scheduled so you can take advantage of all the events available and ensure you arrive at the venue before the day's events commence, there is a picnic area available so you can bring along a... More 

Thank David S
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Hartleys on a rainy afternoon and enjoyed the snake demo, the croc boat tour and death roll. However our best experience was wandering around the park discovering new birds and animals at every turn. We were finally ushered out at 5:00pm but could have stayed much longer. Very well presented withy an excellent range of animals. The restaurant -... More 

Thank Richard L
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent the day here last week, our second visit in 10 years. First up was the croc farm tour and talk then the boat tour on their amazing man made lagoon. Crocs are fed off the side of the boat and it is truly a thrill to see. After the boat we head off to the croc feeding show,... More 

Thank Michael R
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is fantastic, well set out and you can spend hours here. There is heaps of enclosures with crocodiles, alligators, snakes, and heaps more. There is an enclosure with kangaroos for you to pat, another with birds and then there's the Pademelons. When you go to their enclosure and yell out to Allen, he hops over and makes himself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the boat trip and seeing the crocodiles jumping for food - the staff were entertaining and very knowledgeable and the feeding shows were interesting too. Could hardly bear to look when one guide waded into the pond with the giant crocodile! Learned lots about crocs and there were lots of other animals to see too. The ladies... More 

Thank F0urOfUs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family visited the park during the school holidays which consequently turned out to be very busy (30 minutes in the cue). Just made it for the croc feed but hardly saw anything, the place was packed. They say that once some of the senses weeken, the others prevail. So we got to listen to the commentary. Tour guides are... More 

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