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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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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Cairns
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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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“snake show” (245 reviews)
“boat ride” (409 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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"snake show"
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"boat ride"
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"croc attack"
in 56 reviews
"day pass"
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"big crocs"
in 34 reviews
"farm tour"
in 58 reviews
"great family day"
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"australian wildlife"
in 51 reviews
"natural environment"
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"entry fee"
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"port douglas"
in 137 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 54 reviews
"whole family"
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"staff were friendly"
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"koalas"
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"lagoon"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Feel ,touch,take photos or just hang around with the kangaroos !!! Watch the live crocodile show and then go on the boat ride and watch them be feed. Take time to have your picture with a kola ,we get to hold them. Clean ,friendly staff...More

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

What a great start to our day to see your fabulous description and recommendation. We're just working on our new web site and that is really inspirational. Thanks so much madtana97!

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Reviewed today

Really nice place, wonderful and helpful staff, many attractions - one what disappointed me that this is a REAL FARM. I understand this now, but at the beginning I was a bit shocked. Attractions are provided in every 30 minutes to 1 hour. It's a...More

Thank Michal S
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Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks Michal for your positive feedback. Yes, we are a real crocodile farm and we make this very clear in all our information, plus our staff explain this to visitors when they arrive as they go through the daily program with everyone. Really appreciate...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Hartleys is a fantastic place to spend a day for the family. We gave our son a surprise by purchasing a crocodile feeding session. This was fantastic. Our keeper Bill was great.I thoroughly recommend this.

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

How fabulous Brendan. Sounds like your son enjoyed the day.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great day here . Exciting seeing all the crocs so close. The staff were all very nice. Fun for all

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

Thanks for your short but very sweet feedback. Glad you had a great day.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a lovely day at Hartleys Crocodile Adventures with our grandchildren. They loved the feeding time and the lagoon cruise where we saw the large inhabitants close up. Would love to return to explore more of the park.

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

Great to hear Patricia and your excellent feedback is sincerely appreciated. We'd love to see you return too for more adventures.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the half day trip from the hotel to Hartley's which was plenty of time. Everything is timed out so you are able to tour every part of the park. I was able to hold a Koala (for a cost $20 includes a picture)...More

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

We really appreciate your time taken for this detailed and comprehensive review Ashley. Glad you enjoyed all aspects of your visit and thank you for sharing this feedback as it is critical to the success of our privately owned and funded business.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thought we'd spend a couple of hours then we didn't want to leave! Lots to see, great snake and croc shows and a yummy lunch. Loved the river cruise to see the feeding of the crocs. Terrific staff and the park is well set...More

Thank deb04t
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Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Great to learn we ticked all boxes and had more to do than you anticipated. Thanks for this feedback as it helps our visitors to plan and think about the possibility of having lunch with us too.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the best animal park we have visited so far and we travel all over the world to see exotic animals. Staff is very nice and very knowledgeable. You can get to animals, particularly crocks, very close. They feed them just in front of...More

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

How delightful to read your comments Dr Anna. You've set out a lot of detail there and great to see that you assessed us as the best so far. High praise indeed. Our staff will love reading this.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited Hartley's as part of a Grand Circle tour. The boat ride on which the driver fed raw chicken parts to the crocodile was so much fun. The driver knew the crocodiles all by name and you could tell, that he really cared about...More

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

How lovely to hear from one of our great Grand Circle customers. They were the first to set up series tours with us at the very beginning of our business due to the astute judgement and insight of their product managers. Thanks so much for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughter was dead set that she had to see crocodiles whilst on our holiday in North Queensland and Hartley’s did not disappoint, Matt the guide for the boat tour, farm tour and crocodile show was very entertaining and we all enjoyed looking at all...More

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

Thanks so much Tammy. Looks like Matt is on fire now he's returned from his vacation in the US. Lots of great comments from customers.

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Lauren K
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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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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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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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