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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour

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  • Spend the afternoon at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
  • Hartley Crocodile Adventures is a great place to see crocodiles while staying in Cairns or Palm Cove
  • Explore the five different zones within the park each with their own unique animals
  • Take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon to see crocodiles and other wildlife on our melaleuca wetland.
  • See the mighty 'death roll' during the Crocodile Attack show
  • Help feed the koala's and cassowaries
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See snapping crocs in action on this half-day tour to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Departing from Cairns or Palm Cove, explore the five different zones of this eco-park and working crocodile farm, including a narrated boat tour through a coastal lagoon. Stroll along elevated boardwalks to observe cassowaries, turtles, lizards and koalas, and admire the mighty stars of the attraction at the thrilling Crocodile Attack Show!
What to Expect
Situated between Cairns and Port Douglas, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is an award-winning eco-park and working crocodile farm dedicated to educating visitors about local wildlife. Travel by coach to the park after pickup at your Cairns, Palm Cove or Northern Beaches hotel.
When you arrive, enjoy several hours of free time to explore the park’s five different ecological zones at your leisure. Take a narrated boat tour through wetlands, where you might spot some of the 19 resident saltwater crocodiles lounging in the sun. Stroll along the Cassowary Walk to observe these fascinating flightless birds, and admire an array of other native species like koalas, turtles, snakes and lizards from a series of elevated boardwalks.
Live shows and feedings throughout the day offer a chance to learn more about Australia’s amazing wildlife. Don’t miss the Crocodile Attack Show, featuring massive crocs snapping food from a pole and showing off their infamous ‘head shake’ and ‘death roll.’ Tour the crocodile farm to learn how these prehistoric creatures are sustainably raised for their meat and skins. 
See Itinerary below for a complete description of park attractions and a show schedule. After more than 3 hours of exploration, relax on the return drive to your hotel.
Hartley’s Lagoon
Take a scenic cruise along the wetlands to spot crocodiles and other bird, and wildlife of the coastal melaleuca habitat. The purpose built boat has raised seating so you won’t miss out on the view. During the cruise commentary is provided by the drivers, highlighting not only the behavior of the crocodiles but all the other plants and animals that share their home.

Cassowary Walk
The cassowary is native to the tropical rainforests of Australia. Learn about these magnificent and unique flightless birds, and help their keeper feed them. This zone features not only these amazing birds but also has information on their origins and their close relatives.

Wildilfe Discovery Trail
Wander along the Wildlife Discovery Trail boardwalks and see two species of crocodile, the estuarine (saltie) and the freshwater and be amazed at the size and power of the big male crocs. You’ll see all sorts of other animals and plants that share the crocodile’s world, from brilliant birds, flashing fish, lazy lizards and timid turtles - all of which are found locally in the wild alongside the crocs. 

Crocodile Farm
Take a guided walk through Hartley’s crocodile farm and learn how crocodiles are raised for their skins and meat. You will learn how it all works, and gain insight on how the sustainable commercial use of wildlife contributes to wildlife and habitat conservation. 

Gondwana Gateway
Learn what makes Australia’s animals some of the most intriguing and unique in the world as you wander the Gondwana Gateway. The interpretive signage alongside each exhibit, will guide you to put each animal into is evolutionary context.

Shows & Feeding Times

• 2.00pm Snake Show
• 2.30pm Wetlands Cruise
• 3.00pm Crocodile Attack Show
• 4.15pm Cassowary feeding with a keeper
• 4.30pm Koala feeding with a keeper
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide for the day was Simon and he was great!! So knowledgeable and made the day very easy!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ashiecashie
Reviewed 12 February 2019

We have been there a few times now and will recommend it to visit. It is a very interesting experience for any person. The Lagoon boat ride is really worthwhile as they will show you the croq's up close and how they react. The restaurant...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wim315
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

What a great day out! Not only is Hartley's unmissable, but the tour was great. Pick up and drop off from our hostel, very easy. Air conditioned mini bus, which was on time. Very informative and great driver who gave us lots of good chat...More

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DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2019

Hi gurtlush2019, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your Half Day tour to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures with us - we are happy to hear that you had such a great day out! Hartley's really is the best place in Far...More

Reviewed 29 January 2019

My wife and I are from Florida and have an appreciation for alligators. However, seeing these salt water crocodiles make our reptiles seem tame. Taking a well protected boat ride through the crocs' habitat was quite fascinating. Beyond the crocs, we saw wombats, wallabies, snakes,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2019

Hi 290jamesw, Thank for your review of your Hartley's Half Day Tour with us - we are so glad to hear that you and your wife had a wonderful and memorable experience! Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is a wonderful wildlife park and the staff truly have...More

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17 January 2019|
Response from WilliamB826 | Reviewed this property |
I booked the tour through Viator (a site on the internet) that took in a number of locations around Cairns. Excellent tour and value. When travelling I always use Viator and have the days planned well in advance of my... More
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