Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour - Cairns

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    12:00 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup available from selected hotels in Cairns and Northern Beaches - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time. Please be ready.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore Hartleys Crocodile Adventures, an award-winning eco-tourism attraction located between Cairns and Port Douglas. Cruise the wetlands to see crocodiles lazing on the riverbanks and witness the stealth and power of these prehistoric animals at the Crocodile Attack show. This innovative wildlife park has five distinct zones, showcasing Australian wildlife in their natural environment. Enjoy guided walks, keeper-talks, animal shows and a behind-the-scenes look at crocodile farming.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Located just 25 miles (40 km) north of Cairns and 15.5 miles (25 km) south of Port Douglas, Hartleys Crocodile Adventures is a great place to see crocodiles and Australian wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. Walk along the 1.3 miles (2.1 km) of timber boardwalks and pathways, through woodlands and rainforest to see an array of tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna.

Start your adventure with a boat cruise exploring the Melaleuca wetlands, home to the estuarine (saltwater) crocodile. Then, explore the different zones of the park at your leisure. There are entertaining and educational wildlife presentations to enjoy each day. (See below for show and feeding times.)

Watch the notorious head shake and death roll at the Crocodile Attack Show, see some of the worlds most venomous snakes, and help feed the koalas and cassowaries. You'll even have the opportunity to have your photo taken with a crocodile!

Hartleys Lagoon

Take a scenic cruise along the wetlands to spot crocodiles and other bird, and wildlife of the coastal melaleuca habitat. The purpose built boat has raised seating so you wont miss out on the view. During the cruise commentary is provided by the drivers, highlighting the behaviour of the crocodiles and other plants and animals that share their home.

Cassowary Walk
The Cassowary is native to the tropical rainforests of Australia. Learn about these magnificent and unique flightless birds, and help their keeper feed them. This zone features not only these amazing birds but also has information on their origins and their close relatives.

Wildilfe Discovery Trail
Wander along the Wildlife Discovery Trail boardwalks and see two species of crocodile, the Estuarine (saltie) and the freshwater and be amazed at the size and power of the big male crocs. Youll see all sorts of other animals and plants that share the crocodiles world, from brilliant birds, flashing fish, lazy lizards and timid turtles - all of which are found locally in the wild alongside the crocs.

Crocodile Farm
Take a guided walk through Hartleys crocodile farm and learn how crocodiles are raised for their skins and meat. You will learn how it all works, and gain insight on how the sustainable commercial use of wildlife contributes to wildlife and habitat conservation.

Gondwana Gateway
Learn what makes Australias animals some of the most intriguing and unique in the world as you wander the Gondwana Gateway. The interpretive signage alongside each exhibit, will guide you to put each animal into is evolutionary context.

Shows & Feeding times

  • 2.00pm Snake Show
  • 2.30pm Wetlands Cruise
  • 3.00pm Crocodile Attack Show
  • 4.15pm Cassowary feeding with a keeper
  • 4.30pm koala feeding with a keeper


Air-conditioned vehicle

Boat cruise

Wildlife Shows

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Photos holding animals at own expense

Food and drinks

NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.

Not available from Port Douglas.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Sep-2022

    Amazing day out. Wildlife encounter was the best we have see to date... must watch the croc attack and snake shows. Farm tour is a must for those looking at how crocs are farmed. It is hot... so don't forget to take some water and sunscreen (there is a Cafe and food shop)

  • 30-Aug-2022

    Fantastic half day tour. Plenty of time to see the park, watch the crock attack show, go on the boat. Easy to get pics with baby croc and Koala and at reasonable prices. The bus driver was great and informative along the way up and back.

  • 19-Aug-2022

    Loved the demonstration of the crocodile death role, the show was spectacular. The staff very informative. Great to see a Cassowary

  • 16-Aug-2022

    Great day out. Lots to see, great shows, good trip up and back in a comfy air conditioned bus. Driver was great and had good knowledge of the area and wildlife. Good for kids. Highly recommend.

  • 14-Aug-2022

    Paul our bus driving was so bloody funny and friendly,and the whole experience at the crocodile place was just so interesting,being on the river boat with the crocs was just amazing

  • 14-Aug-2022

    The cruise on the water plus the crocodile show and all the koalas birds and other animals were great

  • 05-Aug-2022

    A great day. Plenty of interesting things to do and see, and all the staff are awesome with plenty of knowledge and interesting information. We will be back.

  • 19-Jul-2022

    All aspects of the tour lots of very interesting information. Great shows on crocodiles and snakes. Brilliant bost ride with funny jokes.

  • 18-Jul-2022

    We spent a nice day and learnt interesting information. The Crocodile show was informative. The boat cruise was enjoyable

  • 17-Jul-2022

    Kangaroos in the open and Gator feeding were great... Enjoyed the boat ride... Learned something about Australian animals..

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