- Spend the afternoon at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
- Hartley Crocodile Adventures is a great place to see crocodiles while staying in Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas
- Explore the five different zones within the park each with their own unique animals
- Take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon to see crocodiles and other wildlife on our melaleuca wetland.
- See the mighty 'death roll' during the Crocodile Attack show
- Help feed the koala's and cassowaries
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What You Can Expect
Start your adventure with a boat cruise exploring the Melaleuca wetlands, home to the estuarine (saltwater) crocodile. Then, explore the different zones of the park at your leisure. There are entertaining and educational wildlife presentations to enjoy each day. (See below for show and feeding times.)
Watch the notorious ‘head shake’ and ‘death roll’ at the Crocodile Attack Show, see some of the world’s most venomous snakes, and help feed the koala’s and cassowaries. You'll even have the opportunity to have your photo taken with a crocodile!
Take a scenic cruise along the wetlands to spot crocodiles and other bird, and wildlife of the coastal melaleuca habitat. The purpose built boat has raised seating so you won’t miss out on the view. During the cruise commentary is provided by the drivers, highlighting not only the behaviour of the crocodiles but all the other plants and animals that share their home.
The Cassowary is native to the tropical rainforests of Australia. Learn about these magnificent and unique flightless birds, and help their keeper feed them. This zone features not only these amazing birds but also has information on their origins and their close relatives.
Wildilfe Discovery Trail
Wander along the Wildlife Discovery Trail boardwalks and see two species of crocodile, the Estuarine (saltie) and the freshwater and be amazed at the size and power of the big male crocs. You’ll see all sorts of other animals and plants that share the crocodile’s world, from brilliant birds, flashing fish, lazy lizards and timid turtles - all of which are found locally in the wild alongside the crocs.
Take a guided walk through Hartley’s crocodile farm and learn how crocodiles are raised for their skins and meat. You will learn how it all works, and gain insight on how the sustainable commercial use of wildlife contributes to wildlife and habitat conservation.
Learn what makes Australia’s animals some of the most intriguing and unique in the world as you wander the Gondwana Gateway. The interpretive signage alongside each exhibit, will guide you to put each animal into is evolutionary context.
Shows & Feeding times
- 2.00pm Snake Show
- 2.30pm Wetlands Cruise
- 3.00pm Crocodile Attack Show
- 3.45pm Crocodile photo opportunity (own expense)
- 4.15pm Cassowary feeding
- 4.30pm Koala feeding
Fantastic setting with excellent knowledgeable staff with a good sense of humour. Lots to see in beautiful surroundings.
Brilliant tour , well organized. The bus driver was very good and interactive with the children and others. You don't miss a thing and its was a great tour, you come away with a better understand of Australia's wildlife.