Hartleys Crocodile Adventure, Port Douglas

If you’re visiting Cairns or Port Douglas and you have some free time, Hartleys Crocodile Adventures is definitely worth a visit.

You get quite a bit included with your entry ticket and I’ll go through some of those extras below.

Where is Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

Located at Wangetti just off the famous Captain Cook Highway, you will find the adventure park. The best thing about the location is whether you’re driving from Port Douglas or Cairns, the drive is incredibly scenic!

The drive is around 40 minutes north of Cairns and 20 minutes south of Port Douglas.

Opening Times and Entry Prices

As at February 2018, entry is $39 per adult, $19.50 per child (4 – 15 years) & a family ticket for $97.50 (2 adults and 2 children). For current pricing, click here.

The park is open from 8.30 am – 5:00 pm every day, except Christmas Day, when you buy your ticket they stamp it so you can enter using the same ticket for 3 consecutive days at no additional cost. That’s pretty good value!

Crocodile Lagoon Cruise

What we were most interested in was the crocodile lagoon cruise. The lagoon cruise is included with your ticket and you decide on available time slots when you pay for your ticket, we wanted to see the Cassowary Feeding first, so chose a time slot soon after the feeding which worked perfectly for us.

During the boat ride, the staff feed the crocodiles so you get to see this first hand! It’s pretty exciting.

The grounds

The park has a heap of different animals to check out and plenty of talks throughout the day. Click here to take a look at the current timetable.

We really enjoyed the Cassowary Feeding. We were in for an extra surprise as we weren’t expecting to be able to feed these guys ourselves! But we were. And, there was plenty of food to go around so you don’t have to worry about missing out.

We spent the next couple of hours wandering around the park and getting to know the locals. We loved the baby koala, he was absolutely adorable!

And then, of course, the little kangaroos – we fed one some carrot and he seemed to love it!

Video and our experience

Due to a technical error, we lost all of our photos from our day at the park, but take a look at our short highlights video!

Remember to put the video on 1080p for a better quality viewing.

Visiting North Queensland?

For tips and ideas for what to see and do when visiting Cairns, click here.

Packing for Tropical North Queensland

You definitely need to be prepared for your trip to FNQ (Far North Queensland). There are a few essentials in my mind, one of which is, of course, mosquito repellent! Click here for a printable packing guide for your trip.

Do you have travel insurance?

Before travelling, make sure you get a travel insurance policy – you never know when you might need it! Click here for information on travel insurance, what company we recommend and a link to get an instant quote.

“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

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