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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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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” (237 reviews)
“boat ride” (395 reviews)
“croc attack” (55 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"
in 237 reviews
"boat ride"
in 395 reviews
"croc attack"
in 55 reviews
"australia zoo"
in 30 reviews
"day pass"
in 48 reviews
"big crocs"
in 34 reviews
"farm tour"
in 56 reviews
"australian wildlife"
in 50 reviews
"great family day"
in 45 reviews
"natural environment"
in 37 reviews
"entry fee"
in 37 reviews
"port douglas"
in 135 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 52 reviews
"whole family"
in 54 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 30 reviews
"staff were friendly"
in 30 reviews
"koalas"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Your aren’t coming all the way up here without visiting the place. Instructors were really knowledgeable and a real part of the great experience. Not to be missed!!!

Thank Eric H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had such a fun trip to visit the Hartley crocodile adventures today ( 19th April ) The crocodile show and the crocodile boat ride were the highlight for us. We enjoyed the crocodile attack show at 3pm by Jessie and Cameron . He was...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Heard a lot about this place through tourism and was only whelmed by the place. There is a lot on education, which is great but it seemed that everything was as per a timetable so you didn't have a lot of time to explore for...More

Thank Ashleigh M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well set out and easy to navigate. Guides were knowledgeable and speared to enjoy their job. Well worth a visit. Only negative was the price of food

Thank John S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great place to visit. We got to hold a kawala bear, pet kangaroos and hold a baby crocodile. Taking the boat out into the water to see the crocodile up close and personal was awesome. If you get to this part of Australia...More

Thank 445edf
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Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much Ed. Short and sweet, but nonetheless a great recommendation.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The six of us visited Hartley's Croc Adventures and had a blast. We fed crocs, we held a a baby croc, we saw a great snake show, we learnt so much info and history of croc farming and why it happens, we saw crocs snap...More

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

Why thanks so much Stella. So delighted your entire party had such a great time. And we really do appreciate your recommendation to fellow travellers.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We all loved our visit at Hartley’s. The staff make the place and they are friendly and passionate about their work which reflects in the fun you have looked at these amazing creatures. All activities were enjoyable feeding the crocs and cruising on the boat...More

Thank Sustainable1976
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Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your comments and feedback. For reasons of public safety, we did have to trim some trees in our Gondwana Area and one very large one in particular impacted by recent adverse weather events. This had to be done during daylight hours and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hartley's is a very nice crocodile farm . I was a little disappointed that we didn't see any real large Crocs jumping out of the water.. we saw 9 to a 10-foot crocs but nothing larger than that. We saw alligators in New Orleans that...More

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

Many thanks TexasRed. Thanks for visiting us. There is a very simple reason why we don't feed the very large crocodiles from our boats and that is to do with safety and practicality. If we encouraged the very big crocodile to feed from the boat,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Whilst we initially feared this would be over touristy we went to Hartleys with my ( grown up) children and had such a great day It was too over expensive and there is alot to do including snake, koala and crocodile live shows The best...More

Thank Fiona S
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Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks Fiona for some great comments and Matt will be delighted that his efforts in the Croc Attack Show are so appreciated. So the question is were we too expensive or not too expensive? Perhaps check.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Hartleys with my son and his partner Easter 2018. What a fabulous place,fantastic value and true to Far North Queensland and Australian wildlife. A big Thankyou to the staff at Hartleys Crocodile Adventures. From the moment we presented at reception we were greeted...More

Thank Kirsty L
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Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much Kirsty. We have a wonderful team who do go above and beyond and Chris will be delighted to see your comments. She is every bit as lovely to deal with ever day as you've described. We really appreciate you sharing your experience...More

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Joy L
2 April 2018|
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Response from Peter_ZZZ111 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can get photos with Koalas and holding a small crocodile and large snake also, all for a fee. We bought tickets on the day, and got a free next day pass too but that may have been a special promotion, not sure... More
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John P
12 March 2018|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Hi John, depends if your taking kids or not... about 1/2 a day that way you will get to see all the shows. If you check show times on line first you will be able to plan your day around what you want to see.
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Clairejop
19 January 2018|
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Response from Matthew Y | Reviewed this property |
No. Can just turn up
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