- Hold a koala & get a souvenir photo
- Feed a cassowary
- Hold a python or lizard
- Pat a wombat or hold an owl
- Feed friendly birds and wallabies
- 1hr guided tour with an experienced wildlife handler
- Entry into Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
- Hartley's lagoon boat cruise
- Wildlife presentations including
- Crocodile Farm Tour
- Snake Show
- Crocodile Feeding
- Crocodile Attack Show
- Various self-guided walks
Zootastic 5 at Hartley's Crocodile AdventuresHold a koala, pat a wombat, feed an emu or cassowary, hold a python or lizard, and feed friendly wallabies on this in-depth guided tour of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.
- Other premium wildlife encounters
- Transfers can be added from Cairns & Northern Beaches or Palm Cove
What to Expect
Wildlife lovers will appreciate the up-close access to some of Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures most iconic animals. You'll take a 1hr guided tour with an experienced wildlife handler, who'll give you an in-depth insight into the park and all its inhabitants. You'll get to hold a koala and take home a photo as an adorable souvenir! You'll also get a feed a cassowary, wallabies, and other (smaller!) friendly birds. Then pat a wombat or hold an owl, before getting up close to a scaly python or big lizard. The animals available on the day will vary at the discretion of your guide.
Of course, you'll also enjoy general entry to the park, and the opportunity to take in the wildlife presentations and a 20min boat cruise on Hartley's lagoon. It's the number 1 spot to see crocodiles up close in North Queensland! Watch as they cruise quietly alongside the boat, or bask in the sun on the banks of the wetland.
The presentations include a snake show, where the handlers show off a variety of different species, from harmless pythons to some of Australia's most venomous reptiles. Then, at the crocodile show, you'll see a huge estuarine (saltwater) crocodile hand fed in a presentation and learn about Australia’s indigenous freshwater crocodiles. Witness the notorious death roll and head shake of the crocs during the Crocodile Attack Show – it's edge of your seat exhilarating.
Finally, with any extra time you have, you can take a leisurely stroll along the 2,500m of timber boardwalks and pathways on a journey of discovery through eucalypt woodlands, notophyll rainforest and melaleuca wetlands
- Zootastic 5 at Hartley's Crocodile AdventuresGet up close with 5 of Hartley's most iconic animals, including having a cuddle with a koala on this 1hr guided tour.
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- Zootastic 5 with Palm Cove transfers (Min of 2 people in the booking for transfers is required)Get up close with 5 of Hartley's most iconic animals, including having a cuddle with a koala on this 1hr guided tour. (Min of 2 people in the booking for transfers is required)
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- Zootastic 5 with Cairns and Northern Beaches transfers (Min of 2 people in the booking for transfers is required)Get up close with 5 of Hartley's most iconic animals, including having a cuddle with a koala on this 1hr guided tour. (Min of 2 people in the booking for transfers is required)
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- Zootastic 5 with Port Douglas transfers (Min of 2 people in the booking for transfers is required)(Min of 2 people in the booking for transfers is required)
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Frequently Asked Questions
There are two dedicated car parks are located near the Reception. Most of the park is wheelchair accessible and reasonably level. The pathways to Gondwana Gateway and Cassowary Walk are moderately steep and assistance may be required. Ambulant access toilets are located at Lilies Restaurant and at our Gallery of Living Art.
Wheelchairs are available free of charge from Admissions. Please contact us before your visit to book a wheelchair.
We ask visitors with assistance or guide dogs to contact us in advance to discuss possible animal welfare issues so mutually appropriate arrangements can be made.
Some of our animals may view your dog as ‘prey’ or a ‘predator’. Large crocodiles may try to attack your dog through the fence, while wallabies and cassowaries will flee in a panic possibly causing injury to themselves.
Assistance and guide dogs are welcome in the Restaurant, on the boat cruise, the Crocodile Farm Tour and selected wildlife displays. Subject to prior arrangements, we can mind your dog and provide a Wildlife Keeper to help you access areas with sensitive or potentially aggressive animals.
The minimum age for the Zootastic 5 is 10 years, and children must be accompanied by a paying adult. However, children are permitted in the park on general admission, and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is a great day out for the whole family. Children need to remain supervised by parents at all times.
- You accept full risk in entering these premises you do so voluntarily and entirely at your own risk including any risk to minors or anybody under your control. You acknowledge that some animals in the premises are by their nature dangerous and capable of causing harm and even death to humans. Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures accepts no responsibility whatsoever for death, personal injury or loss of any kind howsoever caused to entrants to these premises
- Children are permitted in the park, however, the minimum age for the Zootastic 5 is 10 years. Children must be controlled and actively supervised at all times by a responsible adult, unaccompanied children will not be allowed in and must be with a paying adult
- Do not climb fences or feed animals except under the supervision of staff
- Do not throw objects at, poke or harass the animals
- Keep to designated pathways
- At least 24 hours' notice is required for cancellations
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