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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

#1 of 15 things to do in Palm Cove Features Animals
Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4055 3576
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USD 61.44*
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Cairns
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USD 73.73*
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour
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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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Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4055 3576
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My friends and I took a bus trip out to Hartley's crocodile adventures. We had a fantastic time. The boat trip around the lagoon and being that up close to such amazing creatures was incredible. The tour was enlightening and informative. Well worth a trip...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Simply a very educational and enjoyable day for our little kids, my husband and I and the parents! You were able to get up close and personal with the crocs and watch them in action. The food at the cafe was beautiful and we loved...More

Thank Monique S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an amazing experience! We brought our daughter here for her first birthday. The staff when we arrived were very helpful and gave a good overview of what was happening where. The croc boat was smooth (no motion sickness!) and surpassed my expectations. The...More

Thank Ellen J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great little zoo where you get close to a big variety of Australian animals. Seeing the crocodile feeding up close was impressive, as well as getting the chance to see the prehistorically looking cassowary. Great fun for families with or without kidsMore

Thank JMJohnsson
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 will be even more to see out our 'little zoo' which covers over 10 hectares, when we open our 'Gallery of Living Art' this weekend in time for the Aussie school holidays. Some of the most talked...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've now been to Hartley's maybe ten times? And each time I'm impressed with the staff & facilities. Keep up the great work and I look forward to many more visits over the coming years

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

Why thank you so much Brianna. Wonderful to see that we are always offering something new for your to see and do. We might need to set up a special club for those, like you that keep coming back year after year!

Reviewed 5 days ago

This by far the best wildlife park in north Queensland. Really had great day out and wasnt expensive at all, great value for money.

Thank fletcherjames
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

How lovely to hear this wonderful comments. Very pleased to see you found us to be great value for money.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I hadn't been to Hartleys since it moved location many moons ago, so even I was excited to visit! My young son and I had a great day- the boat cruise is awesome and my son was fascinated with the crocodiles, the feeding shows were...More

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

Thanks for coming back to visit us Lynnie. Fabulous to know your son enjoyed his visit.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic way to get up close to crocs and other species throughout the compound. The boat ride was very informative and great photo opportunities. Highly recommended.

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

Great to see that you would highly recommend us. Personal recommendation is the most powerful form of advertising.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Hartley with no real expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Normally at these places I get bored after a couple of hours and this was going the same way. We arrived just after 10.30am and was impressed with Nanna at the ticket office. She was...More

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

Many thanks for your comprehensive review Roger. So pleased to see that we exceeded your expectations and kept you entertained all day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. We stopped by Hartley's on the way to Cairns Airport and had limited time but loved every minute. We strolled through the crocodile feeding venue watching crocs position all around. The boat cruise was worth the wait to see the crocs launch themselves out...More

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

Thanks so much Tabb and please come back again. And we certainly like to see our visitors also enjoying the delights of the beautiful Daintree River to get the full experience.

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is there anywhere to eat lunch there? or nearby. ?
3 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.
How much is it to get a photo with a baby croc ? I'm doing the regular day trip with no other extras.
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
Can you hold a Koala and if you can how much does it cost for a photo
4 October 2016|
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Response from Angela F | Property representative |
Yes, you can but even more options available from next week.