Hartley's Crocodile Adventures open to the public 8.30am Saturday 20th January 2024
The Captain Cook Highway is scheduled to reopen 8.00am Saturday 20th January 2024. Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will be open to the public from 8.30am on Saturday. Our normal schedule of wildlife presentations and boat cruises will recommence on that day. We look forward to seeing you soon. Please allow extra travel time due to ongoing road works.
The crocodile farm and wildlife tourist attraction now occupies over 15 hectares of bushland that is home to an abundance of local flora and fauna, creating a truly authentic wildlife experience. Over 2,500 metres of timber boardwalks and pathways take visitors on a journey of discovery through eucalypt woodlands, notophyll rainforest and melaleuca wetlands.Download Park Map
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.
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.
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.