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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and many more Palm Cove attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Palm Cove travel itinerary planner.
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  • It was our second visit, the first about 12 years ago. It was just as good as we remembered, very organised, informative and lots of fun! The young guy who did the boat trip was great, he obviously en...  more »
  • If you love crocodiles then you will love it here I gave been twice and will go again The crocodiles are big and they show you all diffent sides of them including the death roll and nursing crocs with...  more »
  • What a little gem this place is. The staff is so freindly and well-informed. I actually walked away from Australia with lots of new knowledge and a new respect for the crocodile. Walking around and fe...  more »
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  • "Hartley's Crocodile Adventures" - we had a fun day here! Staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The park offers a good variety of different shows. The snake show was very informative and great fun. The crocodile attack tour was also great fun and you learn a lot about crocodiles. You also have the opportunity to ask lots of questions. The amphitheatre is not very big, however, this gives you a great opportunity to see the snakes and crocodiles up close! The boat tour around the crocodile lagoon was great! The seats are staggered so that everyone has a great view. Our guide was great fun! He fed the crocodiles and they would come up jumping. The lagoon is a really nice and large enclosure for the crocs. There is a wallaby/kangaroo area which gives you a cuteness overload (especially during feeding time!). You can choose from a number of other activities (koala photos, wombat photos, ...) for a reasonable price. With your ticket you can return for 3 days which makes the entry extremely good value for money (especially for families).
  • So this wasn't a planned stop as , unlike every other place in cairns , it wasn't heavily advertised. But it was a good stop and visit, reasonably priced, lots of activities and plenty to see. The boat tour (included in the price of admission ) and visit to the croc farm are interesting and worth the time, although the walk to the birds was also good . Food wasn't too expensive , and there was beer
  • Couldn't have been a better full day. The animals are all very well cared for, the surroundings are clean, maintained to a high standard and attractive. The staff are fabulous, from hard working Kristy, Adam with his antics in the croc attack show, the 'professor? ' who was roped in to do our boat ride and also did the hugely informative snake show, the lovely girl (sorry, didn't get her name) at cassowary feeding, the ladies at reception, the cafeteria staff (reasonable venue prices). Schedule in a full day or they have an option for you to come back for free if you can't do it all. This IS a genuine review, I was so impressed with this place, I can't recommend it highly enough. $37 adult entry for a full days entertainment, great value!
  • A must do for visiting cairns or the surrounding area. The park features a vast array of animals set in their natural habitat. Presentations are informative and well received by visitors. Keepers and staff are plesant with a good sense of humor.
  • Scientific, factual, ecological, practical information and amusement. Well spent time learning about crocodiles and seeing some quality exhibits of other reptiles and tropical birds.

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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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