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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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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Cairns
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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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  • Average2%
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“snake show” (203 reviews)
“boat ride” (347 reviews)
“croc attack” (45 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

We visited 3 times over 3 days to experience it all. Matt made the trip for us - he fronted the Croc Attack show with courage and humour. Our daughters loved holding Yogi the koala and feeding the wallabies by hand. The staff were all...More

Thank vicki_lee_burns
Reviewed 3 days ago

Park staff who did the shows were very informative and great with people and crocs/snakes alike! Really interesting and entertaining, never realised how cool crocs are. I wish I remembered the guys' names who did the shows but all 3 were really good, Croc Feeding,...More

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

Your very welcome and as most of our staff are working on a school holiday roster I'm sure they'll know who you are referring to as they've all been putting in a mighty effort over the last few weeks. We'll hopefully organise a few coldies...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our recent trip to Port Douglas we thought that we would spend a couple of hours at Hartley's. Boy were we wrong! We ended up spending 3/4 of a day there. It was thoroughly enjoyable and educational. This is a definite must visit if...More

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

Wonderful to hear we kept you well occupied. Thanks for recommending us as a 'definite must'.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really wish we had had more time here. The key to visiting this place is not to leave it til the last day of your holiday! There's loads to see and do - browse the animals, a boat ride which is ticketed on arrival,...More

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

Thanks for your very positive comments and tips. We do have to start locking up some areas before 5 or we'd be still running around the park until after dark finding people. And no joke this has happened a couple of times over the years,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If your friends are staying for a long stay, or just a couple of nights... plan a Day at Hartleys ...you wont be disappointed . I just love introducing my friends to the extraordinarary creatures that inhabit our environment and way of life .

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

A lovely review Theresa. Thanks so much.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived around 1PM and that proved to be a great time to arrive. This especially because after 3.30 many people leaves the place and we were able to get close to the koala's without hordes of people on the same mission. Hartley's definitely worth...More

Thank 960henrik
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for these comments.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every time we go to cairns on holidays we have to visit this place so much to see so much to do, the staff who run the presentations are fantastic,funny and very passionate about their jobs the cafeteria is excellent and well priced. What more...More

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

Very pleasing to see positive feedback and recommendations from you Andrew as we seem to have a very loyal group of repeat visitors.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thought we would be at Hartleys for a couple of hours - surely it doesn't take long to check out a few crocodiles? Six and a half hours later we left, feeling that we had seen everything on display. We were very impressed with...More

Thank travelmadj9
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We really appreciate you sharing this detailed insight with your fellow travellers. Great feedback for our genuinely enthusiastic team.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great day out at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Easy drive from Port Douglas. Appealing to kids and adults. The guides were highly entertaining as well as informative.

Thank Joey1671
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much.

Reviewed 6 days ago

All safe and sound- yet surrounded by crocs. Professionally run attraction. Well worth the effort. Enjoyed the day out.

Thank balipaul55
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you and glad you enjoyed us. Let us know how we could have done better.

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FoodnTravelreviews
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.
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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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