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Cairns, Australia
Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour

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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
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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.
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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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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.
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.
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.

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62 Reviews
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Great day with the crocodiles
, Jan 2022
Amazing day at Hartley’s the guides were so knowledgeable and entertaining . The shows were great . Loved Hagrid!
Crocs, snakes and good times
, Jan 2022
Great facilities, lots of information provided. Not too far from Cairns on a great stretch of coastal road. Guides and anima handlers are funny and very helpful with questions and engaging with guests. Also has a bar with cold beer. 10/10 will be back
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review, we are really happy you enjoyed your day. Hartley's Crocodile Adventure really is an amazing attraction and had top facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back on our tour one day.
, Jan 2022
It was a great day out and a good insight into the importance of croc farming and conservation. A really nice wildlife park with knowledgeable enthusiastic rangers. One down side I could not find any drinking water to refill bottles which I thought should be a must in NQ heat.
Good day out
, Jan 2022
Good day liked the Crock show , boat trip just around a pond but all in all was an ok day . Cute Koalas
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Trudie, Thank you for your review. Hartley's Crocodile Adventures offers a wonderful day out, especially with the variety of wildlife shows and experiences and we are happy that you enjoyed your day.
Crocodile Adventure
, Dec 2021
A great afternoon out even if it’s raining - great tour guide definitely recommend for families to get out and experience
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We are happy that your experience at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures was a memorable one and appreciate your review.
Fantastic and fun experience with wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable staff.
, Nov 2021
Matt was bloody funny with his commentating during the croc attack show. And the show was awesome too; I couldn’t believe Matt was standing in the water with Hagred (croc). But Matt also moved fast when he needed to!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your 5 star review. The afternoon Hartley's Creek Crocodile Adventure is a great show for all ages, I am glad you got enjoyment out of Matt's humour.
, Jul 2021
Everything perfectly organised. Friendly and helpful staff Extremely trained staff 'xx'xxxx''x'xx'xxxxxxxx'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'xxxxxx'x'''xx'''xxx'xxxxxxxxxx''xxxxxx'x''xxxxxx'xx'x'xx''xxxx'x'xxxxx''xxxxx
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Lynne, thank you so much for the 5 star review. It means a lot to our staff to be recognised. We would love to have you come out on one of our other trips next time you are visiting the region.
Very good
, Jul 2021
It's was very good out at Hartley's Crocodile only one thing wrong half day was not longer enough be needed a full day there to have a good look around but we enjoy our self their anyway.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for our 5 star review. I agree, there are so many great things to see and do at Hartley's Crocodile Adventure, I am thrilled you had a wonderful experience.
, Jun 2021
The whole tour was amazing, the crew is super nice, fun and professional. Definitely coming back! I would give them 5 starts because I can’t give them 6
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Wonderful review and thank you for our top star rating. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day on Hartley's Crocodile Adventure tour so much.
Tour too expensive for a bus!
, Apr 2021
Hartleys Crocodile Farm is awesome, but would not recommend the tour if u can drive there, as they charge $60 just for the bus drive up & back!!! Not happy :/
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Linda_O, we offer transfers to Hartleys Crocodile Adventures from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas in quality built vehicles. We also invest in driver tracking to ensure a quality product is delivered. Self driving is of course and option, however we like to think our experience is quite different. Appreciate your feedback and hope you still enjoyed seeing all of the Crocodiles?

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