Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Hartleys Crocodile adventures location is  40 minutes north of Cairns.  Set on over 10 hectares

This award-winning Cairns attraction is the best place to see crocodiles and wildlife is in North Queensland.

This local family-owned and operated attraction is a must-see while in Cairns.

Started by the Freeman family, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is a World famous attraction.

. The animals are displayed in surroundings that reflect their natural habitat.

World Famous Boat Cruise

First, take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon!  Next, see crocodiles and other wildlife in this superb tropical wetland. Then learn about conservation on our Crocodile Farm tour.

Then visit the Gondwana Gateway and learn about the evolution of Australian wildlife.

Hartleys Crocodile farm restaurant

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures restaurant overlooks Hartley’s Lagoon. Enjoy the coffee, lunch or ice cream.  Then wander through the Paperbark Gift Shop to purchase some crocodile gifts.

Wildlife Discovery Trail

These are both entertaining and educational wildlife presentations.  Starting with crocodiles, snakes and cassowaries.

After, visit  Aussie Favourites such as koalas, kangaroos and wombats.

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is a fantastic educational attraction.

Then discover various wildlife, including birds, reptiles and other native fauna.

Short of time, you can visit this fantastic attraction on a half-day tour.

  • Hartley’s Lagoon
  • Wildlife Discovery Trail
  • Gondwana Gateway
  • Cassowary Walk
  • Hartley’s Creek Crocodile Farm

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures Itinerary

  • 9:00 am Lagoon Boat Cruise
  • 9:30 am Cassowary Feeding and Wetlands Tour – Cassowary Enclosure
  • 10:00 am Hartleys Crocodile Adventures Farm Tour
  • 10:30 am Lagoon Boat Cruise
  • 11:00 am Crocodile Feeding – Amphitheatre
  • 01:00 pm Lagoon Boat Cruise
  • 1:30 pm Crocodile Farm Tour
  • 2:00 pm Snake Show – Amphitheatre
  • 2:30 pm Lagoon Boat Cruise
  • 3:00 pm Crocodile Attack Show – Amphitheatre
  • 4:00 pm Lagoon Boat Cruise
  • 4:15 pm Cassowary Feeding – Cassowary Enclosure
  • 4:30 pm Koala Feeding – Amphitheatre

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures admission includes the boat cruise, croc feeding and attack shows.

  • Sensible walking shoes
  • Bottle of water
  • Entry to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
  • A wheelchair is available for customers at no charge.

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures Important Information

  • Must be booked by 4.00 pm the day prior.  Subject to availability.
  • We cannot guarantee the animals mentioned above are available on the day.
  • Start times may change.  Time advised on booking.
  • The minimum age for participants:
    • Big Croc Feed, minimum age 16 years.
    • Reptastic 5 minimum age of 10 years. (Must be accompanied by a paying adult who is also doing the Reptastic 5 experience)
    •  Zootastic 5 and Feathertastic: 10 years. (Must be accompanied by a paying adult who is also doing the Zootastic 5 experience)
    • Mammal Magic: 6 years. (Must be accompanied by a paying adult who is also doing the Mammal Magic experience)
  • The maximum number of participants:
    • Big Croc Feed: 4 persons
    • Reptastic 5, Zootastic 5, Mammal Magic and Feathertastic: 6 persons
  • Cost includes entry, personalised tour, boat cruise and public presentations.
  • Children must be at least 1.2 metres tall to hold a Koala by themselves.
  • Feathertastic, Reptastic 5, Zootastic 5.  There is not a child price for these three attractions.
  • Only paying participants may join the Feathertastic, Zootastic 5, Reptastic 5 tours.


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