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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

Great way to see and learn about Saltwater crocodiles. Very very entertaining presenters for the Croc feeding and the Croc attack shows. Hand feed Cassowaries, which are rarely seen in the wild. Reasonably priced day out about 40 minutes North of Cairns. There is an...More

Thank Rod146
Reviewed yesterday

Prepare to spend the whole day. Take lots of water as no refills available. Lovely picnic area too if you want to bring your own food.

Thank Nerenok
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really impressed with the staff, highly informative and always willing to help. Cost to enter is reasonable and instructions from entry staff were direct and understandable. It was easy to walk around, saw number of wheelchairs and they coped well. The lagoon cruise was informative...More

Thank Peter17OZ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Hartleys today and spent 8 hours there. I voted in other reviews 5 but this is a 10 star!! Right from the start on the wetlands cruise we knew we were in for a great day. The staff are fabulous from the crocodile...More

Thank lynette953
Reviewed 3 days ago

You know when restaurants are quiet they lose momentum. I ordered a few dishes and 2 of them were crocodile spring rolls and crocodile something on the special board. We received 2 dishes and still waited on the croc rolls and croc something else we...More

Thank charisma007
Reviewed 3 days ago

It took us some time to get convinced to go as we had read some reviews about it being very commercialised. It turned out to be the best day ever. Yes, they do have the crocodile farm but they explain you the reason why these...More

Thank Gloria T
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your excellent review. We certainly are a commercial business which is family owned and operated. We receive no financial assistance or support from state, local or federal government so 'yes' we do need to make a profit and have revenue to pay...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

we only got just over 2 hours at Hartley's but you could spend the entire day there, so much to see and do. the crocodile attack show is a must (staff so entertaining, knowledgeable and funny) the crocodile boat tour was also fantastic (try get...More

Thank Ergs28
Angela F, Director of Sales at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Really fun place, great facilities, lovely staff. Could easily spend hours and hours there! Would highly recommend!!

Thank georgiasemails
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was certainly a highlight! Our kids raved about the size and variety of the different crocs on display. Witnessing the closest we have to living Dinosaurs leap up from the water and snatch at bait right before your eyes is mesmerising. It touches something...More

Thank Matt D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a full day here. Live shows throughout the day also croc cruise very interesting indeed. Food also good

Thank K T
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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.