Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is one of the longest continually operating tourist attractions in Australia.
The business began in 1934 as a road house for weary motorists. Legend has it the original owner Pop Evans entertained motorists by feeding Charlie the crocodile while scones cooked in the wood stove.
Pop was the first person in Australia to perform crocodile shows for the public.
Eight decades later, Hartley’s world-famous Crocodile Attack Show is as popular as ever.
In 2002 the attraction moved to a new site, redefining the wildlife park experience by offering soft adventure and quality learning activities in a truly natural environment.
Nestled in the picturesque Wangetti Valley halfway between Cairns and Port Douglas, our iconic attraction is surrounded by World Heritage listed National Park.
Our daily presentations strike a perfect balance between entertainment and education.
During their visit, guests can participate in a wide range of activities then relax on a cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon to explore the natural habitat of the legendary Saltwater Crocodile.
In between the many options on offer, visitors can enjoy superb meals at Lilies Restaurant overlooking Hartley’s Lagoon. This venue is ideal for breakfast, lunch or a quiet drink in the afternoon.
The attraction has recently undergone a major upgrade with new infrastructure and wildlife displays, some featuring exotic animals.
Hartley’s is accredited by Ecotourism Australia and the Zoological Association of Australasia. In 2017, Hartley’s won Silver at the Queensland Tourism Awards, adding to the many other awards for architecture, sustainability and tourism.
#*Hartleys Crocodile Adventures - Full Day Ticket * ___________ ## Rates - **Adult (Ages 16+)** - $41.00 - **Child (Ages 4-15 years)** - $20.50 -**Family (2A + 2C)** - $102.50 - **Infants (Ages 0-3yrs)** - $0.00 ___________________________________ ## Duration This is a paid entrance. You can spend as little or as long as you want, they have set shows and activities you can plan your day around. Hartleys is open till 8.30am till 5pm. ___________________________________ ## What’s Included * Park entrance The following activities are scheduled throughout the day: * Lagoon cruises - Crocodile feeding boat tour * Cassowary Feeding and Wetland Wildlife * Crocodile Farm Tour * Snake show * Wallaby & Quoll Feeding * Koala feeding --- ##Optional Extras:## - The Big Croc experience $130.00 per person - Snake or koala or crocodile photo - Lunch available on site at an extra cost __________________________________ ## What to Bring * Camera for all those awesome photo ops * A waterbottle * A Hat – that’s not a bad idea either * Walking shoes * Sunscreen * Money for extras like souvenirs, lunch or upgrades * Comfortable walking clothes __________________ ## Barefoot Tours - Travel Packages & Bookings Barefoot Tours does not charge your card until the booking has been confirmed with the supplier, we do this to ensure we have the BEST prices for you (in case of any specials). If you card declines upon confirmation, Barefoot Tours will be in contact with you for updated payment details. Once the transaction is completed you will receive a confirmation receipt and email with your booking details.
The No.1 spot to see crocodiles up close in North Queensland! Take a 25-minute cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon in our specially designed boats to observe crocodiles in a coastal melaleuca wetland.
WILDLIFE DISCOVERY TRAIL
Take a leisurely walk to view both Saltwater (Estuarine) Crocodiles and the indigenous Freshwater Crocodile. Meet colourful birds in the tropical walk-thru aviary, then venture into the new Gallery of Living Art - a showcase of colourful snakes, lizards and amphibians from Australia and abroad.
Have you ever wondered why Australia’s animals are so different to those elsewhere? The answer lies in our continent’s lengthy isolation from other land masses and the adaptations our flora and fauna needed to make to survive changes in climate and habitat. Take a journey through the evolution of some of Australia’s most intriguing animals.
Marvel at these magnificent giant birds of the rainforest and discover why this endangered species is so important for our rainforests. Afterwards, stroll through the Predatory Bird Aviary to spot owls and kookaburras.
HARTLEY’S CREEK CROCODILE FARM
Join the guided tour of our sustainable Crocodile Farm where you will learn how such a commercial operation works and why farming helps the conservation of wild crocodiles.
On the payment of entry, visitors are issued with a boat pass with a specified time for their departure. Cruise times at 9.00am, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.00pm daily. Other cruise times are allocated during busy periods or for operational reasons. The crocodile spotting cruise takes about 25 minutes.
Refer to Park Map supplied on arrival for the locations of the various Presentations. Participation is voluntary.