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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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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” (214 reviews)
“boat ride” (354 reviews)
“croc attack” (49 reviews)
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Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We almost didn't go and I'm so glad we did. It was an amazing, although hot day and getting to gold a koala was amazing, all the animals were awesome to see, so much more than crocodiles.

Thank ShannaAndFamily
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed this attraction. Watched crocodile attack which was done very professionally with good education but fun with it. Went on boat cruise and guide was very knowledgeable and again seemed to enjoy his work (passion). Would highly recommend. We certainly appreciate crocodiles much...More

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

Really appreciate your recommendation to fellow travellers Sheryl. And even better you've left with a better appreciation of crocodiles which are being unfairly targeted by the media lately.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to Hartley's a few times and it is always a winner with the kids. We love that our tickets are valid for three days so we can have a few shorter trips with young kids without it being too exhausting for them....More

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

Really appreciate you taking the time to provide this information as a return visitor as it is very important for people who come back to Cairns or Port Douglas to understand that we are indeed bigger and better. Our reptile team who've been working for...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Friends of ours live just down the road from this place and treated us to the admission. It was so much more than I expected: The price to get in AND the quality of the place! The park is laid out nicely acknowledging the natural...More

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

What great comments and thanks so much for taking the time out to do this. It's great now to have the Cassowaries and Emus and also to have Freshwater and Saltwater Crocodiles plus Alligators now too. And we are working to provide even more vegetarian...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived mid afternoon accepting there may not be a lot on offer. The lady at the office informed us on a number of activities still on offer to see. Croc attack, boat ride and croc feeding. Croc attack was great and well worth it....More

Thank sue_steve1956
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your feedback Steve. The issue you referred to has been rectified and your comment is accepted. Yes, another boat ride would normally have been offered but on that particular day on the other boat a visitor suffered from a serious health issue...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recently went to Hartley's Crocodile Adventure with a couple of friends and we had a great time seeing some big crocodiles and wildlife. When you arrive and pay for your visitors pass you'll receive a ticket for the boat tour guide which goes through...More

Thank Polley17
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Some great comments there Polley and really appreciate your comments about our care for the animals. Well said.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a wind full place to visit to appreciate the amazing wildlife Australia has to offer. From the moment we got to the ticket desk to the gift shop everyone had a smile and was so helpful and informative to ensure we had a great...More

Thank J0sie15
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Fabulous comments Josie and it seems that you were happy with every aspect of our visit and even more pleasing that you have gained a greater appreciation and passions for crocodiles. They need our help and support, especially at the moment.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This again on our tour and what a great day spent here. Firstly we went on the boats and after heard a Crocodile Presentation. Even got to hold 1 admittedly only a baby and it's mouth was taped. Had time to walk around the venue...More

Thank Trisha826
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Really appreciate your feedback Trisha. It looks like you must have been part of one of the VIP tour groups that we host. For the benefit of readers, yes we put a small section of clear tape around the crocodile snot which conforms with guidelines....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic, unforgettable way to learn about Australian wildlife. Didn't plan to go at first because we thought it would be too touristic but very pleased we went after recommendation of our flashpackers landlord.More

Thank Ferrymen
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Cheers Ferrymen. Yes, we are not 'touristic' because we've been around a long time and have our own personality. We are in the fortunate position to be totally independent from a lot of the 'influences' that you find at attractions where successions of managers who...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this day out (well... half a day out for us). The Crocs were amazing - and some of them unbelievably HUGE! The team at Hartleys were great fun, friendly and informative and there seemed to be something going on all the time. Really recommend...More

Thank SkyJetMan
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Much appreciated SkyJetMan. You've nailed it in a short and punchy review there. Love your comments about our team. All true for each and every one of them.

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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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