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!!!
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.
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.