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Getting to Harley's -- tight schedule

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Getting to Harley's -- tight schedule

We are thinking of trying to go see Hartley's Crocodile Adventure but we would need to be back in Cairns CBD by 3 PM to board a boat at 4 PM the same day.

Are there reliable car services we could hire to take us there and either wait or come back for us?

I envison leaving the hotel around 10 or 11 am, spending a couple of hours at Hartley's and coming back to the hotel to collect our things.

Suggestions?

Would a taxi be just as reliable and much much cheaper?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Getting to Harley's -- tight schedule

Sun Palm buses do drop off there but I wouldn't want to rely on their timetable if you have a tight schedule. I would imagine taxis and limousine service would be fairly expensive so have you considered hiring a small car, which would probably work out much cheaper and give you flexibility and peace of mind?

Hartley's is under an hour's drive north of Cairns and as there is only one road north is very easy to get there!

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2. Re: Getting to Harley's -- tight schedule

Also, we spent the whole DAY there, and were not bored. I am not sure you could see it all in a "couple" of hours. There is a boat ride included in the entrance price, and depending on when you get there, you may not get the ride if you have to leave. They tell YOU when your boat ride is.... We had a great time there. I even got to hold a baby croc, and he peed on me, and I have the stain on my shirt to prove it! ;o) And of course, the picture! Had it during the farm tour, and did NOT pay to hold him as they do in the other part of the complex.

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3. Re: Getting to Harley's -- tight schedule

Ah, so maybe that's not a good choice. Perhaps we will just walk around Cairns until it's time to go to the dock. Thanks.

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4. Re: Getting to Harley's -- tight schedule

Check out the rooftop at the casino... http://www.cairnsdome.com.au/

It should be a much shorter visit, and you are still in the city. We never went there, so not sure how good it might be, or how long to spend there.

Edit: link didn't work!

Edited: 2:37 pm, August 16, 2012
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5. Re: Getting to Harley's -- tight schedule

Thanks, I read they are re-doing some of the dome so it will be even better when we are there.

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6. Re: Getting to Harley's -- tight schedule

Glad it will work out for you.... wasn't sure of your travel dates.

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