Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures brings you to a crocodile paradise about 40 minutes north of Cairns. Walk along 2.1 km (1.3 mi) of timber boardwalks and pathways through woodlands and rainforest while spotting crocodiles, turtles, lizards, tropical birds, and more. Take a boat cruise of Hartley's Lagoon, the best area to observe crocodiles. Listen to a presentation to learn about Australian wildlife, including snakes, beautiful cassowary birds, and koalas. If you get hungry watching the crocodiles feed, stop in at Lilies Restaurant for a snack. Plan your visit to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Palm Cove tour planner.
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  • a must when you are up this way. great value 1/2 day. seniors get 20% discount too. lots to see with shows throughout the day - don't miss the croc attack and the lagoon cruise. lots for the kids too ...  more »
  • We love hartleys and we advise all of our friends that visit from down south etc to do hartleys and every one of them has loved it.  more »
  • Spent a fantastic morning croc watching, with a native animal side show. Going out on the boat (included in the price) and learning about the age, length, weight, habits and tendencies of crocs then s...  more »
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  • Wow! This place is awesome especially if you want to see LOTS of crocodiles. Admission fee included a lagoon tour by boat which was great seeing many crocodiles swimming and bathing on the banks. Our guide showed us plenty of action too with feeding them. We also went to the feeding show which was informative and interesting and again we saw a lot of activity between the staff and croc's. We then went to the freshwater crocodile area and saw some of their activity.There was other animals at the adventure park too such as koala's,snakes,cassowary's,kangaroos,emu's,wombats and more however we were personally more interested in the crocodiles as that is something we don't normally see.unfortunately for us we only had a few hours to spare the day we went but could have easily spent the day there!
  • Have been coming here for years and it has always been very pleasant. The recent upgrades and additional enclosures have made it even better. The only negative for us is that Duncan the ranger is no longer here. We used to love the boat tour with him as he was really funny and used to leave everyone in stitches laughing. He really made the whole experience FIVE STAR and one of the reasons we kept coming back. The boat tours just aren't the same without him so this is a major disappointment for us. In general it's a fabulous place to spend the day or even half the day.
  • Simply awesome! We stopped by Harley's on our way from Palm Cove to Port Douglas and we didn't expect to be there for so long! They have a very reasonable entry fee to the park for what they have on offer! There are activities every 30 - 60 minutes that range from animal feedings, lagoon tours and talks about farming practices. You are also able to have your photo taken with some of the koalas, crocodiles and snakes! All of the presenters and guides are lovely, full of energy and can present all the information very well to children. People of all ages will thoroughly enjoy themselves here. Make sure you plan your day around this place as I guarantee that you will want to enjoy everything they have on offer!
  • My little sister had a great time petting the baby kangaroos and wallabies. Dad loved the lizards and the Komodo dragon. The crocodiles weren't particularly active - even on the boat trip they didn't seem enthused by the food dangled off the pole. Not my favourite trip but others enjoyed it. I would recommend to those people that love animals, especially cold blooded ones.
  • "Hartley's Crocodile Adventures" - we had a fun day here! Staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The park offers a good variety of different shows. The snake show was very informative and great fun. The crocodile attack tour was also great fun and you learn a lot about crocodiles. You also have the opportunity to ask lots of questions. The amphitheatre is not very big, however, this gives you a great opportunity to see the snakes and crocodiles up close! The boat tour around the crocodile lagoon was great! The seats are staggered so that everyone has a great view. Our guide was great fun! He fed the crocodiles and they would come up jumping. The lagoon is a really nice and large enclosure for the crocs. There is a wallaby/kangaroo area which gives you a cuteness overload (especially during feeding time!). You can choose from a number of other activities (koala photos, wombat photos, ...) for a reasonable price. With your ticket you can return for 3 days which makes the entry extremely good value for money (especially for families).

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Palm Cove might be a small resort town, but there's no lack of places to stay. Available accommodations match the town's reputation as one of Queensland's most exclusive resorts. While budget options can be hard to find, the town features a number of luxurious hotels, villas, apartments, and guesthouses. Quite a few are in immediate proximity to the beach and feature amazing sea views, while others put you just minutes away from the coast. For a more affordable vacation at Palm Cove, plan your visit outside the peak season, when all these accommodations are available at reduced prices.
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