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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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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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“boat ride” (347 reviews)
“croc attack” (45 reviews)
Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4055 3576
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 2 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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 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 yesterday

Thanks so much.

Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank paulrichardt2015
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I took my elderly mother and expected to spend a couple of hours walking round exhibits. Instead we were fully entertained from1pm through to the closing time and are returning before our 3 day ticket validity runs out. It is great that...More

Thank nomaddiction
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and that mum could get around well in her wheelchair which we've put a lot of effort into in terms of design and facilities.

Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great day we had at Hartley's, we thought we'd only be here for a few hours but spent the whole day being thoroughly entertained. Learnt a lot about Crocs and now have a deep respect for them. Plenty of Parking with overspill etc....More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice way to spend a few hours. Expensive entry includes a short boat ride and several live animal shows. Great snake show and croc show. Can get close to many animals.

Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hartley's is located about 30-40 minute drive North of Cairns and 30 minutes South of Port Douglas. There is ample car parking. It gets really busy, especially during school holidays so plan to get there early. When you pay to go in (currently adults $39,...More

Thank shebe43
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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.
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
4 October 2016|
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Response from Angela F | Property representative |
Yes, you can but even more options available from next week.