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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure
from $41

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is an award-winning ecotourism accredited attraction that has been carefully created on a 10 hectare World Heritage location. After many years of habitat restoration it is now a true sanctuary, with over 2100m of boardwalks and pathways that allow you to discover the five distinct zones of this innovative wildlife park.

Enjoy our entertaining and educational wildlife presentations including snakes, cassowaries, koalas, crocodiles, quolls and much more. Take a boat cruise on Hartley's Lagoon to see crocodiles and other wildlife on our melaleuca wetland. Learn about sustainable use and conservation on our Crocodile Farm tour.

Gondwana Gateway is an innovative addition to Hartley's where you can learn about the evolution of Australian wildlife in a beautiful forest setting surrounded by living descendants of Australia's ancient past. Enjoy a delicious snack in Lilies Restaurant overlooking Hartley's Lagoon and find that perfect gift, including crocodile leather products, in the Paperbark Gift Shop

Open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm, this multi-award winning eco-adventure attraction is located just 100 metres off the Captain Cook Highway on the spectacular scenic drive between Cairns and Port Douglas


  • Personalised guided talk with a senior Crocodile Handler
  • Learn interesting facts on both Freshwater and Estuarine Crocodiles
  • Meet and hold a juvenile Estuarine Crocodile
  • Receive a souvenir digital photo holding a juvenile crocodile
  • Receive a certificate signed by the Crocodile Handler
  • Allow at least 45 minutes for the activity
  • Free bottle of chilled water

The Big Croc Experience is available at 1.00 pm, and is limited to a maximum of 4 adults. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

Only available to persons 16 years and over, children and non-participating adults may accompany group at no extra charge (standard admission rates apply).

Bookings are essential and require at least 24 hours notice.

Cairns Transfers

Pick up: 8.30m, 10.30am or 12.30pm
Returns: 1.30pm or 4.45pm 

Palm Cove Transfers

Pick up: 9.00, 11.00am or 1.00pm
Returns: 1.30 or 4.45pm 


1300 731 620

Tour Rates:


March 31, 2019 - March 30, 2020

Hartleys Crocodile Adventure (Self Drive)     Enter # Adult Enter # Child Enter # Family
AU$ 41.00
AU$ 20.50
AU$ 102.20
Hartleys Crocodile Adventure - transfers Palm Cove     Enter # Adult Enter # Child Enter # Family
AU$ 70.00
AU$ 35.00
AU$ 175.00
Hartleys Crocodile Adventure - transfers Cairns     Enter # Adult Enter # Child Enter # Family
AU$ 83.00
AU$ 41.50
AU$ 207.50
Big Croc Feed     Enter # Adult Enter # Child Enter # Family
AU$ 135.00
Big Croc Feed + Transfers Palm Cove     Enter # Adult Enter # Child Enter # Family
AU$ 158.00
Big Croc Feed + Transfers Cairns & Northern Beaches     Enter # Adult Enter # Child Enter # Family
AU$ 172.00
Big Croc Feed + Transfers Port Douglas     Enter # Adult Enter # Child Enter # Family
AU$ 166.00
Great Australian Wildlife Experience Package     Enter # Adult Enter # Child Enter # Family
AU$ 71.00
AU$ 35.50
AU$ 177.50
Friends in the Rainforest     Enter # Adult Enter # Child Enter # Family
AU$ 33.00
AU$ 16.50
AU$ 82.50
Kuranda Wildlife Experience     Enter # Adult Enter # Child Enter # Family
AU$ 51.00
AU$ 25.50
AU$ 127.50
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Lagoon Cruises

Boats depart at 9.00am, 10.30am, 1.00 pm, 2.30 pm and 4.00 pm. Upon arrival, visitors are issued with a pass indicating their time of departure. During busy periods extra cruises are scheduled. The length of each cruise is approximately 25 minutes and complements all the other daily presentations


Cassowary Feeding and Wetland Wildlife


Crocodile Farm Tour


Crocodile Feeding


Crocodile Farm Tour


Snake Show


Crocodile Attack Show


Wallaby & Quoll Feeding


Cassowary Feeding


Koala Feeding

Children: 4 - 15 years
Family: 2 Adults + 2 Children

1300 731 620