Dare to Try Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Posted in Local Attractions @ Aug 29th 2012 9:33am - By Administrator
Crocodiles

Set in the foothills of the MacAlister Range, in a World Heritage listed area, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures gives you access to crocodiles and native wildlife. Come face to face with ferocious crocodiles in a safe environment.

Hartley's is famous for its exciting and educational wildlife presentations including crocodile shows, wetland wildlife, snake show, cassowary feeding, and koala feeding.

You could begin the day with a cruise at Hartley's Lagoon and enter the territory of the Saltwater Crocodile. Learn about cassowaries and help the keeper feed them. Afterwards, join in a guided walk along the wetlands and feed turtles, fish, and water birds. Take a tour of the crocodile farm and learn how farming contributes to the conservation of wild crocodiles in their natural habitat. See a huge estuarine (saltwater) crocodile hand fed in a presentation which also features Australia's indigenous freshwater crocodile. Take a picture with a live crocodile and impress your friends with this brave feat. Discover the world's most venomous snakes and learn how to administer first aid for snake bites. Watch professional, experienced keepers demonstrate the croc’s notorious death roll and head shake. Finally, feed cute and cuddly koalas with fresh gum leaves. Conquer your fears and enjoy an action-filled adventure.

If the adrenaline rush leaves you hungry, try Lilies Restaurant which specializes in regional delicacies including crocodile meat.

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is located on the Captain Cook Highway a short 25-minute drive from our Trinity Beach Cairns Apartments. It is open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

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