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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Palm Cove
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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 older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Vary good prize for the wildlife shown. Great environment and fun. Plenty of interesting animals to see especially for who is not used to tropical species. Do it.

Thank Denny B
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"port douglas"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

As the name implies, There were plenty of crocodiles to see at Hartleys Crocidile adventures. An absolute abundance of them, both fresh and saltwater in lagoons individual enclosures and tanks. The boat cruise was a great experience, well orchestrated when luring the crocs up out of the water with fresh bait. Best part of the day. Restaurant had many choices to feed hungry families, but after paying admission ($87.50 fir family of 2 adults and 2 kids) the day can work out expensive as apart from the crocs there was a small duration centre, couple of koalas, few birds but beautiful rainforest habitat. The snake show consisted of one reptile but lots of information.
We felt the Cairns Zoo has much more to offer in a greater variety of Australian native fauna (Kangaroos, podia roos, koalas, platypus ect) birds, crocodiles and great education centre.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

A great day out and if you return within 48hrs you get in for free! Lots to see. Educational. Nice cafe and a good gift shop.

Thank Wonkywizard
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by Hartleys - it was a great place! the Boat trip is definitely the highlight. Would highly recommend.

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Following the advice of the booking office, we arrived for the 10:30am cruise on the lagoon. We were assured that we would need a whole day for this activity. There was plenty to look at but we found that we spent a lot of time sitting around in the afternoon waiting for the "crocodile attack" and the reptile show to start. This is something you should do but we would probably not go quite as early.

Thank SH4RRY
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