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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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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snake show” (253 reviews)
“boat ride” (422 reviews)
“croc attack” (56 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 today via mobile

We might have just been unlucky but I felt we got very little for what we paid. Positive - very friendly staff - lovely location and little shop - entertaining tour guides Negatives - Our boat trip started really well but then we hit the...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great park, it's called crocodile adventures but there is so so much more. $39 entry can spend all day or apparently 3 days if you want. Can touch and feed some of the animals, there is koalas, cassowary, kangaroos, wallabies, fresh and saltwater crocodiles, alligators,...More

Thank Brett S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an experience,from beginning when we arrived until we left, very friendly staff, knew all the answers to our question, very safe and interesting for kids although some kids and adults had a little fright when the crocodiles jumped to get food from keepers very...More

Thank Beagle2013
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Taking the boat trip out to see the crocs up close is a must. Watch the crocs being fed from the boat is amazing. Following the guide given out as you enter is an advantage as the times of each event is highlight and will...More

Thank amandaharvey2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My children enjoyed the stay and we were impressed - as northern Europeans- to see the animals so close. What we did not like, even the kids mentioned it, are the expensive photo opportunities with koalas , snakes and a baby crocodile ( mouth shut...More

Thank LucyStockholm
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although we live in the Cairns area, and had driven past Hartleys Crocodile Adventures, we had not visited until a recent visit accompanying teenage family visitors free overseas. Put simply, it was outstanding. The various experiences with the croc feeding, the boat rides, feeding of...More

Thank Denise S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you’re planning to visit, make sure that you plan to spend the whole day! Activities run in different areas of the park throughout the day and you don’t want to miss out on anything! An educational day with lots of laughs and gasps! The...More

Thank Mhol1979
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day at Hartley’s, and were pleasantly surprised by how much there was to see and do. The keepers were very knowledgeable and engaging, and I left knowing more than when I arrived. We went on the boat ride, and attended the...More

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great park - easy to navigate through and get to the attractions/shows. The park isn't overly huge, so it was not daunting to have to walk through. All the species were amazing to see. Show hosts were funny, entertaining, real and knowledgeable.

Thank pritanjalis
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the option of crocodile feeding. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. It is the only way to get an appreciation of the powerful jaws of a crocodile. The snake show was very informative. As part of our crocodile feeding package we got...More

Thank davidjO6167WT
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Lauren K
22 April 2018|
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Many thanks. Yes, we're happy to do this. We keep the bags generally in our office where they are right in front of us. I have some lock up storage area if you really need it.
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2 April 2018|
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Response from Angela F | Property representative |
Yes you can cuddle a Koala at Hartley's. And yes if you follow through our web site direct booking system you can also book a Koala photo. Or go through to our web site. I'm not allowed to give your our email address.
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12 March 2018|
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It depends on your schedule. I would suggest you allow at least a half day, but you'll see from our reviews that lots of customers either spend the whole day or use the return pass to come back. If you come on a coach tour... More
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