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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$61.63*
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Cairns
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US$73.95*
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour
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US$70.87*
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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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  • Average2%
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“boat ride” (383 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 yesterday via mobile

All the staff were super friendly and helpful I travel with a child in a wheelchair they were very accomodating. Lots of choice in the restaurant very informative about Australian wildlife. The price was great value with the option to return over 3 days. A...More

Thank Alison F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with an open mid but did think it would be another over commercial animal park. Arrived at 11.00 am following the timetable and map we were given. It turned out to be very and the staff did know their stuff. Good full day and...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Learn about crocodiles from interesting and amusing demonstrations featuring wild animals in a real-life environment. More like the Everglades than a zoo. There is enough for a full day, including lunch, when you can eat the exhibits!

2  Thank Fred S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is fantastic for young children. The shows, the boat ride and all educational information were excellent. We didn't get to see the whole park because our son is only 2years old. But he loved everything he saw. The boat ride was fantastic, traveling...More

1  Thank SN0WF0XX
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great to see you enjoyed Hartley's with your youngster SNOWFOXX. Please come back again in a few years and enjoy even more experiences.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I loved this day. Drove from Clifton Beach, so arrived in about 20 minutes. All staff were friendly. $39 gets you a 3 day pass. We arrived at 8.30 and left at 4pm, it was a full day, great shows, very educational, knowledgeable and funny...More

1  Thank Mel L
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your very positive feedback Mel. As you're still around the area, would certainly like to hear from you regarding your food comments as we get great feedback on both our food and the pricing. Our office number is 40553576 so leave your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I eloped in Cairns and being from Sydney, Crocodiles were high on our list of must sees because they’re just not something we would see at home. Hartley’s was the perfect place to see these creatures in a habitat that resembled their...More

1  Thank Marie K
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Congratulations Marie. Seems Far North Queensland is becoming very popular for elopers! People love getting married on the beaches at sunrise or sunset. Great to see that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the ‘up close and personal’ experience we had at Hartleys. It very much replicated crocodiles in the wild and gave us a new found respect for them. Would definitely return!

2  Thank Michelle B
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Michelle. We are delighted that you loved your experience with us. Our very best form of advertising is the feedback and word of mouth from our happy customers.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Boat trip around the lake to feed some crocs,, feeding saltwater, walking through the kangaroo area, and cuddled a koala - amazing

1  Thank Helen H
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great to see you got the full Hartley's experience Helen.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Croc attack show was better than Florida . Presenter was funny . Boat trip good too . Really enjoyed it .

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

Many thanks Debbie. We'll take this as a complement. I don't think it would be possible to compare an Alligator and Crocodile shows as they are a very different animal. Similar packaging, but the contents are totally different.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early and were able to get on the 9 am boat. The driver goes thru the lagoon and dangles chicken from a bamboo pile that the Crocs lunge at. Quite impressive! Great view from all the seats. We also enjoyed hand feeding fruit...More

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

Thanks for your great comments and sharing your experience.

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Frendy66
17 November 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
No the boat runs every hour, you will see croc feeding on the boat. There is also a croc attack show around 3pm by memory... hope that helps
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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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