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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour

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Cairns, Australia
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

See snapping crocs in action on this half-day tour to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Departing from Cairns or Palm Cove, explore the five different zones of this eco-park and working crocodile farm, including a narrated boat tour through a coastal lagoon. Stroll along elevated boardwalks to observe cassowaries, turtles, lizards, and koalas, and admire the mighty stars of the attraction at the thrilling Crocodile Attack Show.
  • Spend the afternoon at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
  • Hartley Crocodile Adventures is a great place to see crocodiles while staying in Cairns or Palm Cove
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Air-conditioned vehicle
Boat cruise
Wildlife Shows
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Photos holding animals at own expense
Food and drinks
NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
Not available from Port Douglas.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup available from selected hotels in Cairns and Northern Beaches - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to your confirmed pickup time.

Departure Time

12:00 PM
Situated between Cairns and Port Douglas, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is an award-winning eco-park and working crocodile farm dedicated to educating visitors about local wildlife. Travel by coach to the park after pickup at your Cairns, Palm Cove, or Northern Beaches hotel.

When you arrive, enjoy several hours of free time to explore the park’s five different ecological zones at your leisure. Take a narrated boat tour through wetlands, where you might spot some of the 19 resident saltwater crocodiles lounging in the sun. Stroll along the Cassowary Walk to observe these fascinating flightless birds, and admire an array of other native species like koalas, turtles, snakes, and lizards from a series of elevated boardwalks.

Live shows and feedings throughout the day offer a chance to learn more about Australia’s amazing wildlife. Don’t miss the Crocodile Attack Show, featuring massive crocs snapping food from a pole and showing off their infamous ‘head shake’ and ‘death roll.’ Tour the crocodile farm to learn how these prehistoric creatures are sustainably raised for their meat and skins. 

See Itinerary below for a complete description of park attractions and a show schedule. After hours of exploration, relax on the return drive to your hotel.
Itinerary
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Located north of Cairns, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is the best place to see crocodiles and Australian wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. Walk along the timber boardwalks and pathways, through woodlands and rainforest to see an array of tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna. 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 times.) Watch the notorious ‘head shake’ and ‘death roll’ at the Crocodile Attack educational show, see some of the world’s most venomous snakes, and help feed the koala’s and cassowaries. Shows & Feeding times conducted by the parks qualified keepers. • 2.00pm Snake Show • 2.30pm Wetlands Cruise • 3.00pm Crocodile Attack Show • 4.15pm Cassowary feeding with a keeper • 4.30pm Koala feeding with a keeper Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is a long time accredited member of Ecotourism Australia and is the only wildlife park in Australia to be located within and surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage listed forest.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Down Under Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour.

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Great experience
totiti573u
, Nov 2019
Hartley s crocodile aventure is a great place to discover snakes, crocodiles and koalas. We fully recommend this park! You could save lot of money if you come to the park by yourself.
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AMAZING!
woberman
, Nov 2019
I absolutely loved it! Such a beautiful and clean place. Amazing shows, who line up really good with one another. Loved the boat cruise!! But the best thing by far was The Attack Show! Such a cool croc and amazing, ballsy, trainer! He made me laugh so hard! And all I can think of now when I see a Cassowary is a Emu doing drag... Thank you so much for making me laughing my tits off!
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Best Croc and Snake show ever!
mrsguinness
, Jul 2019
Traveled with our 15 year old. The croc and snake show were awesome! The presenters had such great sense of humors and really gave the crowd and informational and entertaining presentation. The bus was comfortable and not too long of a drive from Cairns. You drive right past the Sky Tram so if you do this one yourself, plan a stop at the Sky Tram. There is no water at Hartley's so bring your own or you will buying plastic bottles. They serve crocodile, which I recommend trying. The tour bus gets you there just in time for the farm tour, followed by the snake presentation, the river boat cruise at 2pm and the croc presentation. We loved this property and it was informational to learn about the farming of crocodiles to supply croc leather for handbag goods - which has eliminated croc poaching. If you have a problem with animals being farmed for their skin, then you might now like this place.
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Spent about half the tour on the bus...
F M W
, Oct 2016
Spent about half the tour on the bus doing pick ups and drop offs. Would have been better to do a morning day trip or just driven there. Felt rushed and kids hungry when we arrived but by the time we had a break for lunch cafe was closing
star-5
Loved every minute of this excellent...
Sandy T
, Jun 2016
Loved every minute of this excellent well presented tour. Very informative and lots of fun. Buffet meal was lovely too.
star-5
this was a great afternoon, and the...
Gary H
, Apr 2016
this was a great afternoon, and the driver Rick was excellent a great person of information and funny. well done
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Our entire family really enjoyed...
Stephanie D
, Sep 2015
Our entire family really enjoyed this adventure. It was very well organized, moving us as a group from one show to the next. We learned so much about the crocodiles! Don't miss the area with the roos and wallabies that are so tame- a fun place for the kids to pet a kangaroo! This half day tour was the perfect thing to do with all ages! It never felt crowded and the pick up/drop off from the hotel was perfect.
star-4
Great experiance, very informative...
gooner
, Jan 2015
Great experiance, very informative, good value for money.
star-5
I absolutely loved this tour. The...
Janine T
, Nov 2014
I absolutely loved this tour. The staff were friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. There was plenty of time to see exhibits and I highly recommend the boat trip.
star-4
Very informative and excellently...
Joerg R
, Jul 2014
Very informative and excellently presented. Great with small children

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