Situated on the magnificent coastal drive between the popular destinations of Palm Cove and Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is the best place to see crocodiles and native wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. With a series of timber boardwalks and pathways, visitors go on a journey of discovery through eucalypt woodlands, notophyll rainforest and melaleuca wetlands. Hartley's Crocodile Adventures provides an innovative approach to viewing and interacting with wildlife, enabling visitors to become immersed in a natural environment with safety. The attraction is defined by five precincts, each offering a distinctive immersion experience.
The number one 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.
- Entry & participation in daily program
- Animal Presentations (at scheduled times)