Hartley's Crocodile Adventure

Tropical Islands , Queensland

from $43 per adult

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

Big Croc Experience - POLE FEED A HUGE CROC YOURSELF!!!

  • 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 

 COVID Note from the attraction

There are limitations on visitor capacity at wildlife presentations, reduced passenger numbers on boat cruises and limited seating at Lilies Restaurant.

During school holiday periods we recommend you book ahead to secure entry on your preferred day of travel.

Interactive animal encounters like Big Croc Feed, Zootastic 5 and Reptastic 5 are available but numbers are limited.

Lilies Restaurant is operating on a limited menu during the COVID recovery period.  Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and can dine in the park.  No BYO alcohol please.  Take away food is obtainable.

Souvenir wildlife photos including Koala Holding Photos are available (subject to conditions) at set times.

Tour Rates:

Mid

Between: April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022

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Hartleys Crocodile Adventure General Admission
AU$ 43.00
AU$ 21.50
AU$ 107.50
Hartleys Crocodile Adventure - transfers Palm Cove
AU$ 73.00
AU$ 36.50
AU$ 182.50
Hartleys Crocodile Adventure - transfers Cairns
AU$ 86.00
AU$ 43.00
AU$ 215.00
Big Croc Feed
AU$ 140.00
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Big Croc Feed + Transfers Palm Cove
AU$ 163.00
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Big Croc Feed + Transfers Cairns
AU$ 177.00
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Big Croc Feed + Transfers Port Douglas
AU$ 172.00
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Reptastic5
AU$ 140.00
AU$ 3.00
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Reptastic5 + Transfers Palm Cove
AU$ 163.00
AU$ 163.00
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Reptastic5 + Transfers Cairns
AU$ 177.00
AU$ 3.00
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Reptastic5 + Transfers Port Douglas
AU$ 172.00
AU$ 172.00
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Breakfast with the Koalas
AU$ 68.00
AU$ 34.00
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Breakfast with the Koalas + Transfers Cairns
AU$ 114.00
AU$ 57.00
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Breakfast with the Koalas + Transfers Palm Cove
AU$ 101.00
AU$ 50.50
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Breakfast with the Koalas + Transfers Port Douglas
AU$ 109.00
AU$ 60.00
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Tour Schedules:

  • Breakfast with the Koalas
  • Big Croc Feed
  • Reptastic5
  • A great way to start your day! Enjoy a hot Aussie breakfast overlooking the beautiful lagoon at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures.
  • A delicious cooked plated breakfast, including scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, Pork Chipolata sausages, Croissant, toast Jam, Cereal with a glass of fruit juice, bowl fresh fruit salad, brewed tea or coffee. Vegetarian option available.
  • One of our Wildlife Keepers will join you on the dining deck between 9:00 am and 9:30 am with a friendly Koala.  A great opportunity to pat a Koala and ask questions.
  • After breakfast, enjoy the scheduled wildlife presentations and a boat cruise on Hartley's Lagoon.
  • Koala holding or patting photos are available at an additional cost.

A PERSONALISED GUIDED TOUR WITH OUR EXPERIENCED HARTLEY’S CROCODILE HANDLER.
  • 45-min. personalised guided tour, up to 4 participants.
  • Pole feed a huge saltwater crocodile.
  • Learn interesting facts on fresh and saltwater crocs.
  • Meet and hold a juvenile croc for a souvenir photo.
  • Receive a signed certificate and chilled water.
  • $140 (Adult), includes park entry, twice daily.
  • Minimum age of 16 years to participate in the Big Croc Feed Experience. Non-participating adults & children may watch family/friends doing the Big Croc Feed. (Standard admission rates apply.)
IF YOU LIKE THEM COLD AND SCALY, THEN THIS THE ULTIMATE TOUR!
  • One hour guided tour for a max. of 6 participants.
  • Hold a python or baby crocodile for a souvenir photo.
  • Get up close and feed some of our unique lizards.
  • Feed a snake.
  • Meet some of our colourful lizards, snakes and tortoises.
  • Feed some of our awesome crocodilians.
  • The minimum age to participate in this tour is 10 years old. (Must be accompanied by a paying adult who is also doing the Reptastic 5 experience)
  • Only paying participants may attend.
  • $140 (Adult), includes entry. No child price for this tour.
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