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“Love this place - see them and eat them!”

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Picton, New Zealand
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456 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Love this place - see them and eat them!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

While a bit of a distance from Cairns and this anywhere else (it's a bug country!) this is a great wildlife attraction in a state that has an enormous amonut of them. First bonus was that when you buy a ticket you can visit again free within 3 days - which we did. Learning about and feeding the cassowaries was really cool as was the river trip where you got really close to the crocs. The visit t o the farm part of the park was informative. The other wildlife there was clearly well cared for and the whole park was very walkable and easily accessible for all ages. The cafe in the park was excellent and having admired the crocs, there's nothing like munching into one! I have been to MANY zoos and wildlife parks in the last 15 years in Australia and NZ and this would rate as my favourite.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Ed R
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Friendly staff and lots of crocodiles”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Thanks for agat day ki loved the whole experience and so did the adults. Dined at Lilly's estruant while we were the and meal was lovely

Visited January 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A fantastic 2 days adventure”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We arrived for the first day in the afternoon, and were given a map with details of everything that was going on in the afternoon. We were also advised that we could return within 3 days which was an unexpected bonus.

There was so much to see & do we went back 2 days later in the morning, which was a fantastic time to be there, and spent almost the whole day. Great value for money and helpful & knowledgeable staff.

I would definitely recommend this as a good day out.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing experience, great setup, well organised, helpful and friendly staff.”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Family visit on a very wet day. Complimentary use of umbrellas was very welcome! Timings of events well explained at entry gives guests an efficient tour. Great setting, enthusiastic staff who obviously respect and care for the animals. Impressive shows and informative tour of the complex. Great value, well worthwhile!

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Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Want to see a crocodile - come to this place”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Yet again, Its a bit a of a drive out of Cairns, but its worth it. And its really cheap. When we stepped in, we were like omg theres one, and another. Then we looked around and they were everywhere. (IN THEIR EXHIBIT OF COURSE). And I reckon i saw the biggest croc ever, but they said it was just a baby. So much to do here.

Visited February 2012
Thank Samantha F
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