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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Address: Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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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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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Cairns

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Kids loved it!

My 9 and 11 year old were so into it. A good show for all ages. The guy that did reptile show was too funny and very knowledgeable.One stop shop as you can get pic's with Koala... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2016
Monique1791
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed August 10, 2016

My 9 and 11 year old were so into it. A good show for all ages. The guy that did reptile show was too funny and very knowledgeable.One stop shop as you can get pic's with Koala and baby crocs. Only downside was they should of had a menu in the line so that people could have their mind made... More 

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

Thanks so much Monique. We do have laminated copies of our menu for exactly that reason so sorry you did not get one. More 

Kesh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Spent almost 5 hours here. A brilliant day. Lots of crocs and other animals to see. Staff were superb and the shows first class.

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

Compliments will get you everywhere. 'First Class'. Thanks so much for that. More 

Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Went here with grandchildren from perth and the 4 of them absolutely loved everything this park had to offer and the sight of their first salty something they will always remember. Recommend this for anyone any age, and take out a whole day as there is lots to do.

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

What a wonderful story. You are welcome to bring them back in years to come! More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I loved Hartley's, I highly recommend it to anyone. So many crocodiles! Other animals to see as well and very entertaining shows! The staff are hilarious and seem pretty knowledgable with a great respect for animals. I went around lunch time and stayed until close.

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

Thanks so much Sonia. Glad we were able to occupy and entertain you for a whole half day. Yes we and our staff have the utmost respect for our animals. More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is a combination of commercial crocodile skin farm on one side and Australian animal park on the other. When you purchase your ticket they include a schedule so you get to see each entertaining and educational presentation. There is enough time in the schedule to walk through the "zoo" and eat at the excellent restaurant. They have... More 

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

What a wonderful detailed review. I'm going to take notes from this to improve my own sales information. So interesting to see different perspectives. And we are a little bit biased about our koalas. We think they are pretty good looking too! More 

Hobart
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Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 11 and left, exhausted, at 4. A full day with a range of optional displays and shows, with lots of time to explore. They do produce crocodiles for meat and leather, in carefully controlled conditions, but also have many in a range of other natural swampy areas, strategically separated so they don't do each other damage. The... More 

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

Thanks so much for sharing your experience and so pleased that you felt there was even more for you to do. There will be even more amazing stuff to see in the coming months. Watch this space. More 

Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

We dropped by Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure on our way out of Cairns about a week ago as we were heading north as part of our drive around Australia. The place is excellent with so much to see and do, it really will take you most of the day to get through it all and see as many of the shows... More 

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

Thanks guys for your high praise. We'd love to host you again for our Big Croc Feed experience. Beware of imitations! Angela More 

Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Our 2 and 4 year old loved Hartleys. When you enter your ticket allows you visit for three days in a row!

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

So pleased your little folks enjoyed their visit. We also put on special shows during school holidays so when they are a little older, you can come back and enjoy them too. More 

Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I spent the whole day at Hartley's and we loved every minute. The croc feeding show is great and they even do a demonstration of a death roll. The tour guides are real characters too and know their stuff. I recommend the croc spring rolls if the cafe is serving them.

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

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit and the croc spring rolls are proving to be a hit! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Great place to see the crocs in their natural habitat and as an added bonus so many Australian animals and birds that you see close up. Wallabies that the children can pat,koalas close up and various Australian birds. The boat trip seeing the crocs close up[ is a must too.

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

So glad that you got to really enjoy the wide variety of activities we have to offer and also see that we are much more than just crocodiles. More 

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