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Daintree Discovery Centre

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Address: Cnr Cape Tribulation Rd & Tulip Oak Rd, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 7 4098 9171
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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The Discovery Centre is a world-class ecotourism facility nestled in the...

The Discovery Centre is a world-class ecotourism facility nestled in the heart of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. As the #1 Attraction in the Daintree it provides a wonderful introduction to this iconic world heritage destination. The spectacular Canopy Tower and Aerial Walkway allow visitors to explore every level of the forest and Audio Guides in 6 languages are a hit with overseas visitors. But it is it’s innovative Carbon Offset Project that is attracting attention! Part of every entry fees goes towards ‘saving the planet’ via its bio-sequestration scheme.The Discovery Centre is sustainable ecotourism at its best!

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Good Rainforest For Overseas Visitors

This attraction has boardwalks and a tower to climb up and see the view from tops of the trees. You get a hand held audio guide so can walk around and hear information at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kerry D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The discovery centre & staff are worth more than I could ever say; highly informative, a unique way to explore the many layers of the forest & all money goes back into the centre, research & conservation of the area. The staff showed us how enthusiastic they are about the creatures & conservation, sharing a wealth of knowledge & taking... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Discovery Centre is a great excursion for kids. Also great for adults if you really enjoy the rainforest. We were keen just to have a wander around and learn some new things which this Centre catered for. I thought it was slightly overpriced (approx $60 for two adults) although if you stayed for longer it is better value we... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is very nice and well maintained and incredibly informative, there is a lot of information there to take in if you keep your eyes open! The staff are helpful and clearly dedicated to their work because it shows in the presentation.

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Thank jordoemcee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with our 2 boys (aged 4) and my 76 year old nan. It was an amazing place to visit for all ages. We saw lots of wildlife and plants during the beautiful walk. The dinosaur exhibit was a cool novelty. A friendly staff member ran out the front and showed us a cassowary walking in the bush. It... More 

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Thank Kyzash
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our trip in December. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect, but was very impressed by the centre. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and fully explained how everything worked. My 6 year old son loved the kids mode on the radios. I have never seen him so interested in what was being said! Well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great instituitional place to show people all walks of life in rainforest. Staff on site really friendly and helpful, roaming guide is really knowledgeable and helpful to guide all tourists and show all the hidden rainforest creatures. They have audio guide to hire with 8 different languages which helps a lot for my parents from China to enjoy as well.... More 

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DDCmktg, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the great rating and review, we are really pleased that you had a great experience and enjoyed our roving guide. Its good to hear that your parents visit was enhanced by having the audio guide in their preferred language. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to the Daintree on a whim with no preplanning. We found the discovery centre and stopped in. A modest admission cost allowed us to spend as long as we wanted deep in the rainforest, using both the interpretive audio and written guides to understand the things we were seeing. Centre staff were very kind, friendly and prepared and... More 

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DDCmktg, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome rating and review. Our staff really appreciate your comments and wish you happy holidays. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction has boardwalks and a tower to climb up and see the view from tops of the trees. You get a hand held audio guide so can walk around and hear information at different spots along the boardwalk. There a few dinosaurs displays among the trees which the kids would love - I did! Overall it was a great... More 

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Thank Kerry D
DDCmktg, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review and we hope you had a wonderful holiday. Although the Daintree rainforest may look similar to other rainforests it is actually uniquely different as well as being the oldest lowland rainforest on the planet, pretty cool!! Your ticket is valid for multiple visits for 7 days so if you have the time we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you need any information about Daintree Rainforest, just go there. Very interesting for kids. A good experience when it's raining cats and dogs outside

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DDCmktg, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the great rating and review, we hope you had a wonderful holiday in FNQ. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Disclaimer - I have rated this average, however had the price been a little less and my children been a little younger the rating would have been better. The Discovery Centre offers a structured walk through a section of the Daintree Rainforest. They tell you to allow up to an hour and a half for the tour (we did it... More 

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DDCmktg, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and we appreciate all your comments. Our Family Value pass is $78 this includes 2 Adults and ALL the children belonging to the family not just 2 kids like other attractions and our child age goes up to 17years. The ticket is also valid for multiple visits up to 7 days. Yes... More 

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