Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures: A Thrilling Wildlife Experience

Discover the thrilling world of Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Get up close and personal with crocodiles, explore diverse ecosystems, and enjoy unforgettable wildlife encounters. Plan your visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures today!

Welcome to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, where nature meets adventure! This unique wildlife park offers a fantastic experience for nature enthusiasts and animal lovers in the breathtaking region of Queensland, Australia. Whether seeking an up-close encounter with crocodiles, exploring diverse ecosystems, or discovering fascinating wildlife, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures has it all. Join us on an unforgettable journey through the wonders of the natural world.

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures: A Wildlife Extravaganza

Prepare to be captivated by Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures’ myriad attractions and activities. With its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and informative experiences, this wildlife park promises a thrilling adventure for visitors of all ages. Let’s dive in and explore the highlights of Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures:

1. The Crocodile Farm: Witness the Ancient Predators

Experience the heart-pounding thrill of observing crocodiles in their natural habitat at the Crocodile Farm. Venture on a guided tour led by experts who will share captivating insights about these ancient predators. Get ready to witness jaw-dropping feeding sessions and learn about crocodile behaviour, habitat conservation, and their crucial role in maintaining the ecosystem.

2. Boat Cruises: Glide Through Nature’s Wonderland

Embark on a scenic boat cruise along the picturesque Hartley’s Lagoon, where the beauty of the wetlands unfolds before your eyes. Glide through the tranquil waters as you spot crocodiles basking in the sun, an abundance of birdlife, and even the occasional wallaby. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature and capture breathtaking moments during this peaceful adventure.

Crocodile Spotting Tips

Here are some handy tips to enhance your chances of spotting crocodiles during your boat cruise:

  1. Keep your eyes peeled for signs of movement in the water, such as ripples or disturbances.
  2. Look out for the telltale eyes and snouts protruding from the surface.
  3. Scan the banks and nearby logs, as crocodiles often sunbathe to regulate their body temperature.
  4. Listen attentively to the informative commentary provided by your guide, who may point out hidden crocodile habitats.
  5. Bring a camera with a zoom lens to capture close-up shots while maintaining a safe distance.

3. Wildlife Discovery Shows: An Educational Extravaganza

Prepare to be entertained and enlightened by the stunning wildlife discovery shows at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. These interactive presentations feature a variety of native animals, including crocodiles, snakes, birds, and marsupials. Marvel at the incredible agility of agile wallabies, admire the vibrant plumage of colourful birds and learn fascinating facts about Australia’s unique wildlife. These shows provide both entertainment and valuable educational insights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I reach Hartley's Crocodile Adventures?

A: Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is at Captain Cook Highway, Wangetti, Queensland, Australia. Visitors can reach the park by car or public transportation.

Q: Are there any age restrictions for visiting the park?

A: No, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures welcomes visitors of all ages. It’s a family-friendly destination suitable for both kids and adults.

Q: Can I take photographs during the wildlife discovery shows?

A: Absolutely! Photography is encouraged during the shows, so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture those unforgettable moments.

Q: Are there any dining options available within the park?

A: Yes, the park offers a café where you can savour delicious meals and refreshments. From light snacks to hearty meals, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Q: Is Hartley's Crocodile Adventures wheelchair accessible?

A: The park is wheelchair accessible, ensuring everyone can enjoy nature’s wonders.

Q: Can I purchase souvenirs to commemorate my visit?

A: Absolutely! Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures has a gift shop where you can find a range of souvenirs, including clothing, toys, and crocodile-themed memorabilia.


Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is a wildlife paradise that offers an incredible experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers. From heart-pounding encounters with crocodiles to scenic boat cruises and captivating wildlife shows, this park perfectly blends education, entertainment, and natural beauty. Plan your visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures today and embark on a wonderful journey through the wonders of Australia’s diverse ecosystems. Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime!

What’s next on your list to see in Port Douglas?

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

Hartleys Show Times

  • 9:00 am – Cassowary Feeding
  • 9:00 am – Crocodile Farm Tour
  • 10:00 am – Snake Show
  • 11:00 am – Crocodile Feeding
  • 1:00 pm – Crocodile Farm Tour
  • 2:00 pm – Snake Show
  • 3:00 pm – Crocodile Attack Show
  • 4:00 pm – Cassowary Feeding
  • 4:30 pm – Koala Talk


Wildlife Photos

  • 10:30 am and 1:30 pm – Koala Pat Photos – Pat a koala while they sit on their perch.
  • 11:30 am and 2:30 pm – Koala Hold Photos – Hold a Koala for your photo
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Python & Croc Holding Photos (except during Koala Photo Sessions)

Freshie Feed

After the 11:00 am Crocodile Feeding, get the chance to pole feed your own Croc! Available only from October to April.

The Admission Fee to Hartleys Crocodile Farm includes a Boat Cruise through Hartleys Lagoon. On arrival at the park, you will be advised of your allocated cruise time.

All Photos and Feeds are booked and paid for directly at the Park Admission counter.

Koala Holding Photos

  • $29.00 – Singles (one person holding Koala)
  • $36.00 – Couples (Two persons in photo, One person holding Koala)

Koala Patting Photos

  • $21.00 – Singles (one person standing next to a Koala sitting on a branch)
  • $29.00 – Couples/Family (2-5 persons stand next to Koala sitting on a branch)

Python & Croc Holding Photos

  • $23.00 – per person. Available between 10:00am-4:00pm except during Koala Photo Sessions

Freshie Feed

  • $15.00 – Available October to April, after the 11:00am Crocodile Feeding Show
  • 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
  • Must be booked by 4.00 pm the day prior.  Subject to availability.
  • We cannot guarantee the above-mentioned animals 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.
  • No child price for Feathertastic, Reptastic 5, Zootastic 5.  Only paying participants may join the Feathertastic, Zootastic 5, Reptastic 5 tour.


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