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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4055 3576
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US$64.23*
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Cairns
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US$77.08*
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour
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US$73.87*
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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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“snake show” (223 reviews)
“boat ride” (372 reviews)
“australia zoo” (28 reviews)
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Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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+61 7 4055 3576
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While in FNQ my kids wanted to see crocodiles, our accommodation recommended Hartley's. At first we were a little unsure but decided to give it a try and wow we were amazed. The boat ride on the lagoon was the absolute highlight, Matt or should...More

Thank A F
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much A F for taking the excellent advice our your accommodation provider. Looks like you took advantage of our range of optional extras including our Freshie Feeding which is now in full swing. Our reputation and success is built on personal recommendations so...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

A crocodile 'zoo' might sound like it has limited appeal. But this was great and the family had a wonderful time. The boat ride and the 'croc attack' are very exciting with terrific people running them. You can feed wallabies, have a photo with a...More

Thank MalTorero
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Cheers Mal. Some great comments there. Love the fact you are happy to recommend some of our highlights.

Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fantastic day, this is a must if you are coming over to Cairns. We were a family of four, two teenagers. We found the day very informative, saw a lot. They do a great job, they should be highly commended for their work...More

Thank nesta2015
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We pride ourselves in providing the best possible value we can and also do our utmost to ensure that our attraction is just as appealing to families with teenagers as for those with the little folk. Great to see that you found we are well...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We thought we might be here on a couple of hours - we were here all day! Everyone enjoyed all the information that was provided by the keepers. It was a great day out.

Thank Dee V
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your short but very sweet comments Dee.

Reviewed 5 days ago

had a brilliant day here. Even the teenagers with us got excited by the boat trip to see the crocodiles. The crocodile show was hilarious with Jason entertaining us. Loved the walk round the area to see all the animals and birds. All well laid...More

Thank ann p
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks Ann. Looks like we are hitting the spot with the Teenagers.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We absolutley love this place. The Crocodiles, the staff, the exhibits, the boat and crocs, snake man ... all of it! And the Croc encounter with the dude in the pool with the croc, he was so entertaining and had everyone laughing and enjoying life!...More

1  Thank Love-Having-Fun
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your great comments there Love-Having-Fun!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived first thing with our 8 year old son who loves boats and crocodiles. (He has mild physical and learning challenges but loves being on the go) The ladies at the front counter were lovely and helpful, and provided a wheelchair when needed, we...More

1  Thank Sixfootten
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Very much appreciate all you wonderful comments in this very detailed review Sixfootten. A little puzzled about your last comment, we are a crocodile attraction and feeding them is part of the experience we offer. Anyway, do let us know if there is anything further...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I tell visitors not to get their hopes up about seeing crocs in the wild here. It's true, crocodiles like to be *not* noticed. So I tell all visitors to get themselves to Hartley's in order to garauntee a croc siting, or twenty.The place is...More

Thank Kathryn L
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your great support Kathryn.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff are warm, friendly and clearly passionate people.....my children and I learned a lot and have a renewed respect for crocodiles and snakes!!! Take loads of water!More

1  Thank Jenine C
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your very kind comments are really appreciated. You've described our staff to a T, warm, friendly and passionate. Very keen to pass on their knowledge. And yes, it is getting into the hotter months so staying hydrated is important. This is not different anywhere in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hartley's is one of the best Crocodile parks in Australia. The family can have a great day at reasonable prices and you will see, up close; many Crocs ( Up to 5.2m or 17 ft) . There are many daily events which are well organised...More

1  Thank qldflyer
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Some terrific comments there Qldflyer. Can't get much better than recommended in capitals!

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FoodnTravelreviews
2 May 2017|
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Response from Angela F | Property representative |
Absolutely. We have a great restaurant that looks out over Hartley's Lagoon. We have everything from basic snacks through to delicious a la carte meals and specials. You won't go hungry.
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ChantelleMendonsa
12 December 2016|
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Response from Angela F | Property representative |
Hi Chantelle. We give our visitors the chance to pat a croc at the farm tour but can't guarantee a free photo opportunity. It is just ad hoc if there is time. We have photo opportunities from 11 am to 4.30 pm and the... More
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968Chris
4 October 2016|
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Response from Angela F | Property representative |
Yes, you can but even more options available from next week.
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