Join us for one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in Australia as we make our way to Port Douglas and In the afternoon we visit Hartley’s the home of giant pre-historic crocodiles and other exotic Australian animals.
The drive from Cairns to Port Douglas is not to be missed. Recognised as one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in Australia the views from your seat will have you in utter awe of the beauty.
Port Douglas is always in the headlines as the place where the rich and famous come to hide out and relax and it is also a place where families and other folks come looking for the same laid back experience. And today you will have
the morning to see all the wonderful sights and have the time to explore the shops and great eateries for yourself before we head of to spend the afternoon at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure Park.
Your entry fee at Hartley’s Crocodile Park includes the Lagoon Boat Ride where you will see huge crocodiles all heading to your boat as they see the pole with the food on the end being held by your boat driver. They will come flying out of the water to snatch the bait and then silently disappear in the brackish waters of the lagoon.
You are free to wander the park or join the schedule show times so you can hear the animals handlers tell you all about these creatures that are indigenous only to the northern Tropical regions of Australia. Book a “Cuddle a Koala” or “Cuddle a Python” photo session. There is a restaurant at the park that caters to all dietary requirement s and a gift shop
We begin the morning with collecting guests from their Cairns accommodation around 8.30am and then make our way north towards Port Douglas for some sightseeing, shopping and adventure.
We travel on the Great Barrier Reef Drive road which is known as one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in Australia. As we hug the winding coastline and mountains you will have the opportunity to snap some gorgeous images to share on your social media. In Port Douglas our coach driver will make recommendations of places you should visit and for the more adventurous where to begin a hike on the marked tourist trails around the township.
We all meet at a designated place in Port Douglas to begin our journey south to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure Park for some animal interactions.
Our pre-booked entry fee also includes a cruise on the lagoon where our boat captain will pole feed a pond full of the pre-historic animals. As soon as our boat leaves the jetty the crocodiles hear the hum of the engine and slide into the water and stealthily head towards our boat. Watching this from where you sit can be quite unnerving!
As the pole is held out high from the boats sides the crocodiles leap out of the water for the prize and within seconds it has gone to the depth of the lagoon with its prize.
After this spectacular display you may then wander the park freely and explore all of the habitats and exhibitions as well as join any of the informative animal shows. You can even book your spot to cuddle a koala and have your selfie taken for that perfect social media post. For even more impact how about a selfie holding a baby crocodile or a slithery python?
It’s time to head back to the coach and make our way south down Great Barrier Reef Drive once again towards Cairns city and your hotel accommodation. A full day of sightseeing and getting up close and personal to some of Australia’s wildlife has now come to and end.
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January - December
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