Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Available during Stages II and III of COVID -19 Recovery Plan

Not since WWII has Hartley’s been forced to close for such an extended period. The recent easing of government restrictions has thankfully allowed Hartley’s to reopen to the public in mid-June 2020, conditional on the business operating under a COVID Safe Plan.

During Stage II and III of the Queensland government’s COVID-19 response, there will be limitations on visitor capacity at wildlife shows, reduced passenger numbers on boat cruises and limited seating in Lilies Restaurant. In addition, Koala Holding Photos, and some premium wildlife activities like Zootastic will not be possible due to social distancing requirements. Koala Patting photos will be available at set times during the day.

Lilies Restaurant will be operating on a limited menu during the COVID recovery period. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and can dine in the park. No BYO alcohol, please. Take away food is obtainable. Due to limitations on dining numbers and social distancing, the popular Breakfast Time with the Koalas is unavailable until further noticed. Coach transfers to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures are yet to recommence. Check website for updates.

During Stage II and III of the Queensland’s government easing of restrictions on wildlife parks. Subject to change on the day.

9.00amCrocodile Farm Tour
10.00amSnake Show
11.00amCrocodile Show

1.00pmCrocodile Farm Tour
2.00pm Snake Show
3.00pmCrocodile Attack Show

During busy periods, additional wildlife presentations will be scheduled in. Check blackboard at Admissions on arrival.

In between shows or instead of a show, you are welcome explore the 2500 metres of boardwalks and pathways winding through Melaleuca Wetlands, Eucalypt Woodland and Riverine rainforest, enjoying a wide variety of native and exotic animals.

All wildlife exhibits open to public viewing including the Komodo Dragon, Alligators, Cassowaries, Wombats, Koalas, Emus, Lizards, Quolls, Kangaroos and Wallabies. Capacity limits apply to the Gallery of Living Art –Reptile Display, Tropical Bird Aviary and Predatory Bird Aviary to ensure social distancing.


To satisfy social distancing requirements, the seating capacity of each wildlife amphitheatre has been redefined to meet the conditions of our COVID Safe Plan. We appreciate your understanding, once an amphitheatre has reached capacity, we simply may not be able to accommodate everyone.

Subject to the mix of singles, couples and families, the operational capacity of our boats is limited to 10-15 passengers, reducing our daily operational capacity by more than 60%. We cannot guarantee that every visitor will receive a boat ride.

The duration of the boat cruise has been shortened t20 minutes to allow cleaning before the next cruise.


During Stages II and III of the COVID recovery the following activities are not possible due to social distancing requirements:·

  • Breakfast with the Koalas
  • Freshie Feed
  • Zootastic
  • Reptastic
  • Feathertastic
  • Mammal Magic

Big Croc Feed is available without souvenir photo of you holding a baby croc.


No coach transfers available from Cairns, Cairns Beaches or Port Douglas
Packages with Tjapukai and Cairns Aquarium not available·
Day tours featuring Hartley’s not possible at this point in time.

Great Australian Wildlife Experience is open to purchase. Please note Kuranda Koala Gardens and Bird world Kuranda are operating on limited days during Stages II and III. Check when purchasing.Wildcard members are welcome. Current holders of Wildcards, please note your expiry date has been extended due to our forced closure of 11 weeks.
The complimentary three-day pass for self-drive visitors will not be offered during Stages II and III as we are operating on limited visitor numbers.

  • HARTLEY’S COVID SAFE PLAN –Conditions of Entry
  • Children must be accompanied and actively supervised be a responsible adult.
  • As a condition of entry, you must comply with our COVID Safe Plan. You must provide your correct contact details on entry, exercise social distancing and frequently wash/sanitise your hands.
  • If you display any signs of illness symptomatic to COVID-19, you will be denied entry.
  • Failure to comply with any instructions from our staff may result in your expulsion from the property.
  • We accept most major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Amex). Payment by credit/debit card is preferred and appreciated
  • Other entry conditions stated at Reception and on our web page
  • No concessions, reductions, or discounts on the family rate
  • Discounts available for locals (with ID) and holders of some concessionary cards
  • The three-day complimentary pass is not available until the return of normal trading
  • Prior bookings are essential for groups greater than 10 persons.

The owners reserve the right to vary the opening hours,amend or cancel wildlife presentations, animal encounters and boat cruises,alter visitor capacity and restrict the availability of retail products, including food and beverage without prior notice during Stage 2 and 3 of the Queensland’s government’s COVID-19 restrictions on trade and operations.

The owners and our Hartley’s team sincerely appreciate your support and patronage during these challenging times. The rules and restrictions are beyond our control and we are doing our very utmost to provide you an enjoyable wildlife experience


Captain Cook Highway,
Wangetti   QLD    4877.

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+61 7 4055 3576

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