Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures brings you to a crocodile paradise about 40 minutes north of Cairns. Walk along 2.1 km (1.3 mi) of timber boardwalks and pathways through woodlands and rainforest while spotting crocodiles, turtles, lizards, tropical birds, and more. Take a boat cruise of Hartley's Lagoon, the best area to observe crocodiles. Listen to a presentation to learn about Australian wildlife, including snakes, beautiful cassowary birds, and koalas. If you get hungry watching the crocodiles feed, stop in at Lilies Restaurant for a snack. Plan your visit to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Palm Cove tour planner.
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  • When we get to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, I don’t know what to expect. It looks awesome from the marketing, with crocodiles jumping out and eating stuff, but I can see it being totally lame. I to...  more »
  • Great value for money at $39. My partner and I spent the day there. We recommend attending all of the presentations.  more »
  • Spent half a day at Hartleys and it was well worth it as a family activity. The croc feeding was awesome and the other activities we ok. As a tourist park it is solid without being exeptional.  more »
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  • Great place and luved the humor of the staff, especially in the boat describing the safety features to keep us safe. Also much bigger than we first thought, much more to Hartley's Crocodile farm than just crocodiles. Probably the best feature is the ability to get your map stamped and then return over the next two days. Very helpful when in hot climate with kids, do one or two or even three mornings rather than one big day. Great value
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at Hartley's. Definitely not only crocodiles on premesis, they also have kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emu, cassowaries and various types of birds and reptiles. We spent just a little over 2 hours on the park and managed to see a crocodile feeding show which provided good information on the animals as well as a very good look at the animals moving in and out of the water.
  • Bringing a packed lunch would save money, but the food available is good. There is plenty to see and read. Crocodile and Koala holding times are limited so sort that out first. The shows are interesting and worth seeing. They can get a little preachy as they 'increase awareness'. It's easy to spend the whole day here.
  • Up and close to so many fantastic Australian critters. Decent prices as well. Best time to go is after 1. So many events and feelings i didn't have time to see everything else. Great for photos too
  • An absolutely fascinating and amazing experience. The crocodile and snake shows are captivating and the crocodile feeding boat ride are a must at this park. Meet some local cute koalas, hold them and take a photo (for a fee), feed them kanagroos and wallabies for free and experience the many many other things to do at this place.

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Where to stay in Palm Cove

Palm Cove might be a small resort town, but there's no lack of places to stay. Available accommodations match the town's reputation as one of Queensland's most exclusive resorts. While budget options can be hard to find, the town features a number of luxurious hotels, villas, apartments, and guesthouses. Quite a few are in immediate proximity to the beach and feature amazing sea views, while others put you just minutes away from the coast. For a more affordable vacation at Palm Cove, plan your visit outside the peak season, when all these accommodations are available at reduced prices.
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