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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour

By Down Under Tours - Day Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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About
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is a popular eco-park and the ideal family-friendly attraction. Get to the park with ease on this stress-free excursion with round-trip transfers included. Explore the park’s five different zones, watch the Crocodile Attack Show, and spot a variety of different animals, including crocodiles, turtles, lizards, and koalas. A highlight is the narrated boat tour through the wetlands, with a chance to see saltwater crocodiles.
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Ages 0-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 5h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Hassle-free tour with round-trip transfers from Cairns or Palm Cove
  • A boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon to spot crocodiles is included
  • More than crocodiles—see turtles, lizards, koalas, and more
  • Watch crocodiles being fed during the Crocodile Attack Show

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat cruise
  • Wildlife Shows
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Photos holding animals at own expense
  • Food and drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Captain Cook Hwy, Wangetti QLD 4877, Australia
Pickup details
  • Pickup available from selected locations in Cairns and Northern Beaches - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to your confirmed pickup time.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Harley Magic, 385 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870, Australia
    • Cairns Railway Station, 142 Bunda St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, 6 Skyrail Dr, Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia
    • Cairns Night Markets, 54-60 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    • Trinity Beach Road & Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach QLD 4879, Australia
    • Cedar Rd at Coral Coast Drive (Palm Cove), Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
    • Rattle n Hum Port Douglas, 38 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
    • Paddy's Irish Pub & Grill, 8 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2570HCA

      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour?
      Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour price starts from AU$117.18. Discover and book Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour on Tripadvisor
      What is the Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour cancellation policy?
      Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour?
      Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour is hosted by Down Under Tours - Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Down Under Tours - Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour on Tripadvisor
      How much time do I need for Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour?
      On average, this experience will take approximately 5h. Discover and book Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2570HCA

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      Amy D
      Cairns, Australia15 contributions
      We have been to Hartley’s quite a few times now, each visit has been faultless.

      Bringing our toddler for his very first visit, we couldn’t have asked for a better day.
      The entire facility is as immaculate as i have ever seen it, the wildlife as incredible, the staff as knowledgeable, friendly and respectful as ever. Flawless.

      Plan your day around the show times, we thoroughly enjoyed all of them!
      A particular note of acknowledgment to their efforts to create a hygienic, covid-safe experience for their guests without impacting whatsoever on our experience.

      We will be back again soon, probably in the next few weeks!
      Written 30 November 2020
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      Crocs, Crocs everywhere:) So Glad you enjoyed your day with us, we love Hartley's just as much as you do. Great to see your acknowledgement of their Covid safe practices...Thanks for sharing.
      Written 2 December 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Lauren W
      1 contribution
      June 2022 • Family
      DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR! There was no tour or transfer available to us. As a family it would have been half the price had we of rocked up on the day and paid at the gate. We were told to meet someone outside and no one was there. Our tickets were already available at the desk, however, there was no difference in the days activities to what we would have done if we just went on our own.
      Hartley’s is a great place for families and was very informative but there is no way you need to pay extra for a tour that doesn’t exist. Just go to the front gate and pay directly there. It will save you over $100.
      Written 11 June 2022
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      Down Under Tours offers transfers and entry combination for Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is a self guided experience, they do not offer a guided option.
      Written 27 June 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Nicola G
      Brisbane, Australia56 contributions
      Had a great day visiting. The team are very informative, especially around the management plan they have helped in regards to managing crocs that are causing trouble out in society. The boat ride was a great way to be up close to the crocs.
      Written 1 October 2020
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      Hi nickiwi14, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review – we are glad to hear you had a wonderful day visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures with us! The team there do a fantastic job looking after their loved wildlife, and are passionate about sharing their extensive knowledge with their visitors. Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
      Written 11 October 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      magrat469
      Preston, UK15 contributions
      Was collected by Beaches Meet & Greet for transfer on time from my hotel. I never usually give 5 stars but I had an amazing day saw all I wanted to see arrived about 1.30 pm in time to get a picture with a koala before the snake show then a quick wander round before the crocodile
      Attack show then a cruise round the lagoon to see how croc feed. A totally amazing afternoon would recommend
      Written 3 February 2024
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      Fiona G
      23 contributions
      Aug 2022 • Family
      Fantastic half day tour. Plenty of time to see the park, watch the crock attack show, go on the boat. Easy to get pics with baby croc and Koala and at reasonable prices. The bus driver was great and informative along the way up and back.
      Written 30 August 2022
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      spongebobs21
      Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
      Sept 2022 • Couples
      Amazing day out.
      Wildlife encounter was the best we have see to date... must watch the croc attack and snake shows.
      Farm tour is a must for those looking at how crocs are farmed. It is hot... so don't forget to take some water and sunscreen (there is a Cafe and food shop)
      Written 20 September 2022
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      Guy W
      Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
      This was simply an unforgettable half day. The boat trip, croc and snake shows, crocs, snakes, koalas, kangaroos, cassowaries and the really friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining staff made it a treat. Recommended to us by a ranger further south when I asked where we should see crocs. Just awesome!
      Written 27 May 2023
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      Hi Guy, thanks for the review! We love this half day wildlife experience and you're right... it's the best way to see all of those crocs!
      Written 12 July 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Sightsee814628
      39 contributions
      Aug 2022 • Couples
      Great day out. Lots to see, great shows, good trip up and back in a comfy air conditioned bus. Driver was great and had good knowledge of the area and wildlife. Good for kids. Highly recommend.
      Written 16 August 2022
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      Emma P
      3 contributions
      This place was fun. We had a great time and the staff were entertaining and helpful.
      Definitely recommend going to this place with children. Holding a python was a highlight of our trip.
      Worth a visit to this amazing park.
      Written 10 November 2022
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      It is an amazing wildlife park, isn't it. It provides a wonderful way to learn about the wildlife and I am pleased that you were able to get up close to a python, hopefully you got some great photos! Thank you for our 5 star review.
      Written 16 November 2022
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      MrJuan1
      Gold Coast, Australia113 contributions
      We went there to see some typical species and animals of North Queensland, a good place to know real crocodiles , the history and environment. Big crocks in estuaries and salt water , a good attraction to visit.
      Written 12 June 2019
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      Hi MrJuan1, Thank you for your review - we are glad to hear that you had a great time visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - the best place to see crocodiles in Far North Queensland! Hartley's truly love wildlife, sharing history and educating visitors on the unique wildlife that they care for. Thank you for choosing the travel with Down Under Tours, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
      Written 24 June 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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