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Big Croc Feed at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Cairns, Australia

It's time for a crocodile snack! Pole feed a huge saltwater crocodile and enjoy a 45min personalised guided tour of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Duration
DurationFull day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time10:30 am or 1:00 pm
Max Group Size
Max Group Size4
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffOptional
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationCairns, Palm Cove, or Port Douglas
Accessible
AccessibleWheelchair Accessible

Big Croc Feed at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Highlights

 

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us

  • 1-day entry into Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures with a Big Croc Feed experience

  • Enjoy a 45 min personalised guided tour with an experienced crocodile handler

  • Pole-feed a huge saltwater crocodile, seeing their massive jaws up close

  • A souvenir photo with a baby crocodile

  • A signed certificate & chilled water

  • Take a boat ride on Hartley's lagoon, checking out the resident crocs

  • Learn more with exciting wildlife presentations, including:

    • Crocodile Farm Tour

    • Cassowary Feeding

    • Snake Show

    • Crocodile Feeding

    • Crocodile Attack Show

  • Various self-guided walks along more than 2km of paths & tracks

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the park have mobility access? Is this an Accessible Experience?

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 the Gallery of Living Art.

 

Wheelchairs are available free of charge from Admissions. Please contact The Operator before your visit to book a wheelchair.

 

The Operator asks visitors with assistance or guide dogs to contact them in advance to discuss possible animal welfare issues so mutually appropriate arrangements can be made. Some of the 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, on the Crocodile Farm Tour and on selected wildlife displays. Subject to prior arrangements, the staff can mind your dog and provide a Wildlife Keeper to help you access areas with sensitive or potentially aggressive animals. You can find out more HERE.

 

The minimum age for the Big Croc Feed is 16 years, however, children are permitted in the park, and to watch family and friends do the feeding Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is a great day out for the whole family. Children need to remain supervised by parents at all times. 

Comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, water, camera, money for souvenirs, food and drinks.

Hartleys offers a unique and immersive experience for visitors, including those with disabilities who may require wheelchair accessibility. The park has made significant efforts to ensure that its facilities and attractions are accessible to all visitors, including those with mobility challenges.

One of the key features of Hartleys is its wildlife discovery trail, which showcases a diverse range of Australian wildlife, including the famous Saltwater Crocodile and Freshwater Crocodiles. The park keepers, known for their entertaining and knowledgeable presentations, provide a fantastic show that can be enjoyed by visitors of all abilities, including those in wheelchairs.

When it comes to accessibility, Hartleys has made efforts to provide wide concrete paths that allow for easy movement throughout the park. However, there are some areas where assistance may be required to navigate small gradients along the paths. The park has also taken into consideration the needs of visitors with visual impairments by providing large glass panels in the viewing pens for lizards and snakes, allowing for up-close observation of the animals in their natural environment.

The Tropical Walk-through Aviary, one of the park's main attractions, has been designed with safety in mind, featuring an airlock system at the entry to protect the birds. The gates leading in and out of the aviary are lightweight and easy to open, with self-closing mechanisms for added convenience. Similar gate constructions can be found throughout the park, ensuring ease of use for visitors with disabilities.

While some areas of the park may require assistance, such as the inclined pathways leading to the Gondwana Gateway and Cassowary Gateway, Hartleys has placed caution signs to indicate potential challenges for visitors using mobility devices. However, once inside these areas, visitors can enjoy a variety of wildlife displays, including koalas, wallabies, monitors, snakes, and quolls. The viewing pens for reptiles feature large glass panels, allowing for an up-close experience, while the Quolls exhibit features a mesh that is easy to look through, providing an opportunity to get close to these unique animals.

It's important to note that the path leading to the Cassowary Gateway is steep and may require assistance for some visitors in wheelchairs. However, once inside, visitors can enjoy an up-close encounter with the majestic cassowary, a flightless bird native to the region. Additionally, there is a small compacted gravel path at the end of the cassowary viewing area that leads in a loop around the rainforest habitat area, allowing visitors to further explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the park.

Overall, Hartleys is committed to providing an enjoyable and inclusive experience for all visitors, including those in wheelchairs. The park has taken measures to ensure accessibility, including wide concrete paths, easy-to-use gates, caution signs for potential challenges, and viewing pens with glass panels or mesh for up-close observation of the animals. Visitors can expect a unique and immersive wildlife experience in the heart of the tropical rainforest, with the opportunity to learn about and appreciate Australia's diverse wildlife in a wheelchair-accessible environment.

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Captain Cook Hwy, Wangetti QLD 4871, Australia
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