World of wildlife awaits at Hartley’s
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is a multi-award winning major attraction that is part of the Wildlife Tropical North Queensland group of unequalled wildlife tourism experiences. Located in the Wangetti valley on the coastal drive between Palm Cove and Port Douglas in the Wet Tropical World Heritage Area, this Ecotourism Accredited nature based attraction has undergone a multi-million dollar upgrade and expanded in order to absorb the majority of the highly prized native and exotic wildlife collection from Cairns Tropical Zoo.
The attraction opened in 2002 but the Hartley’s business has actually been operating since opening in 1934 at its original location on the banks of Hartley’s Creek.
This makes it one of the longest continuously operating wildlife attractions in Australia and is owned and operated by Peter and Angela Freeman, part of the pioneering tourism family that was responsible for bringing the first Koalas to the Tropical North and many other species.
Our famous crocodile feeding shows take place in our newly expanded ‘Crocodile Feeding Arena’ in the morning and the Crocodile Attack Show in the afternoon.
These venues can also be used for special evening events.
Hartley’s is now the only attraction in Northern Australia to present a Snake Show including venomous and amazing exotic reptiles. It is also the only wildlife attraction in Northern Australia to present a Crocodile Farm Tour.
But Hartley’s is not just known for its reptiles, it also has an excellent collection of Australian marsupials including Koalas, wombats, gliders, bettongs, wallabies, quolls and more.
In addition there are the Cassowary Feeding, Koala and Wallaby Feeding presentations. Hartley’s is also now the only attraction in Northern Australia to have a Komodo dragon on public display.