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Overview

Begin your visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures with breakfast in the company of a koala and its keeper. After morning hotel pickup in Cairns or Palm Cove, you'll transfer to Hartley's in time for your hot Aussie breakfast and conversation with the keeper about the koalas. Then you can explore at your leisure: take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon to watch crocodiles feeding. Enjoy informative and entertaining wildlife presentations throughout the day, and see Australian wildlife up close, including kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, cassowaries, quolls and more.
  • Visit to Hartley's Crocodile Adventure with breakfast with a koala, from Cairns or Palm Cove
  • Learn all about koalas while having breakfast in the company of a koala and its keeper
  • Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast at a restaurant that overlooks the croc-filled lagoon
  • Walk along raised boardwalks that pass turtles, lizards, cassowaries and koalas
  • Stay for a half or full day with round-trip transfer from Cairns or Palm Cove included
In the morning, your coach picks you up at your hotel in Cairns or Palm Cove and drives you north for approximately 45 minutes to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Take in the scenery of sugar farms and the winding coastal road along the way.

Upon arrival, head to Lilies Restaurant for your hot Aussie breakfast in the company of a koala and its knowledgeable keeper. Enjoy great conversation and a tasty meal at a table that overlooks the lagoon.

Afterward you can see the other amazing critters at Hartley's at your leisure. Get close to Australian crocodiles during a boat ride around Hartley's Lagoon and watch them eat. Hand-feed kangaroos, wallabies and cassowaries. See a variety of Australian wildlife in a beautiful wilderness setting that recreates that animals' natural habitat.

Spend a half day or full day at Hartley's as your interest and time allows. The coach departs from Hartley's to return to Cairns or Palm Cove at 1:30pm and 4:45pm, and you can choose the departure you want on the day of your visit. No need to plan ahead, simple go to meet the coach for either departure, allowing you to decide as your day unfolds.

Itinerary

Highlights at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures include:

10:30am: Boat cruise on Hartley's Lagoon
11am: Crocodile Feeding
1:30pm: Crocodile Farm Tour
2pm: Snake Show
3pm: Crocodile Attack Show
3:45 pm: Wallaby Feeding 
4:15pm: Cassowary Feeding
4:30 pm: Koala Feeding

Reviews

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D
, Mar 2017

Great tour! The transportation to/from the park was excellent with great narrative by the driver. At the park we were met by a guide and shown to our breakfast. The food was nothing special, but was good. We sat over looking the Crocs in the water and had a Koala hanging in a display right next to us. We were allowed to pet the Koala. Later for an extra fee, my wife was allowed to hold a Koala and have her picture taken. Then took a cruise around the lake in a caged in boat. Many Crocs around the boat that would lunge out if the water to grab food offered by the skipper. The skipper was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. From here we went to see the feeding of the Crocs and then got to help feed the freshwater Crocs. This is a wonderful and well run park. I highly recommend.

M
, Jul 2016

I loved this trip! When we arrived, the breakfast had been pretty well picked over. So we didn't get very much nice fruit. But my mom said it was one of the best breakfasts she had ever eaten. I wasn't as impressed. The koala is held by the trainer for 30 minutes during your private breakfast. It's pretty special and you can pet him, take a photo next to him, and ask questions of the handler. After you finish breakfast, you get to hold the koala and get a photo and THAT was super cool. They give you a big 8x10 photo worth 20.

After that you get to wander the park - which is super cool. The locals are obsessed with the crocs so if you want to see other things, it's not difficult. : We had a great time and certainly highly recommend the tour. Breakfast could be improved - but I think we caught the tail end so I'm not going to mark off for that. Not sure why it was the tail end however, since we were at the mercy of our tour bus.

K
, Nov 2018

Das Frühstük mit dn Koalas und das Hartley's Crocodile Adventures war super organisiert und durchgeführt. Danke dafür, muss man gemacht haben wen man in Cairns ist.


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