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Review of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Palm Cove
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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“Great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

This is the second time in recent years we have been here and again it did not disappoint. The crocs were not so active this time around due to the cooler weather but we still enjoyed the boat trip. Very interesting talk on how they farm the crocs. Also the croc and snake shows are excellent and very informative. Plenty of self guided walks around the property are a must also. Great for all ages.

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“Lots of crocs!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

The boat cruise was well worth the visit, my 3 year old son loved it. The croc feeding show was a bit long-winded and the kids got restless. We felt a little sad for the little baby croc that came out for photos because his handler was quite rough with him. The handler was being entertaining and nice but we felt the poor little croc could have been treated a bit more gently. But overall a good day with lots of crocs to see!

Visited May 2014
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“In addition to the crocs, there are koalas & cassowaries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Our family really enjoyed this park. The staff and tour guides were very friendly, knowledgeable, and funny! Would highly recommend a visit!

Visited May 2014
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“Amazing place you must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

It is an amazing place, it is beyond our expectation. You get to experience and see the largest retails, its behaviors, hunting tactics and survival skills.
It is a great education place with full of adventures.
They have number of shows and most of them should not be missed. Either you are young children, teen, adult or elderly... It is an amazing experience.

We have visited with teen and 11 year old kid. All of us enjoyed right through.

Do not miss Croc attack show, feeding, BOAT TRIP, retail show and farm visit, rest are good as well.

Visited May 2014
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“A good giggle and lots to learn!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

I'm a wildlife fan so decided to check out Hartleys after hearing such awesome things from locals. The day can be as relaxed or as educational as you like with guided tours through out the entire day. I found some of the tours extremely informative and it really opened my eyes to how crocs behave here in FNQ. I enjoyed the boat ride and the croc feeding, the setting was like something from Jurassic Park. The guides were great and the guy who did the croc death roll performance was so entertaining, he had everyone's attention. Food in the cafe is good too. All in all a worthy day out for anyone :)

Visited September 2013
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