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Daintree Discovery Centre

Cnr Cape Tribulation Rd & Tulip Oak Rd, Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
07 4098 9171
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Cow Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Melburne
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were impressed by the welcoming greeting by well informed staff displaying a passionate interest in there workplace and their willingness to share their knowledge to ensure visitors enjoy time spent at this unique attraction. The boardwalks are excellent in walking through the top of canopy amongst trees. The resources supplied guide book map and audio aids let you decide... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Affordable informative and relaxing day out. We were given a 7 day pass to attend at our lessure. A great insight into the workings of the oldest rainforest in the world.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The audio and print guides are very helpful and informative about the forest, the specific plants and trees, the fauna and the indigenous culture. The boardwalks are excellent and the tower takes you right to the top of the canopy for a brilliant view across the forest. A real highlight of the area.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Normally I do multi-hour/days walk in nature, but do not like tourist attractions. The discovery centre is definitely not cheap and so I hesitated to buy a ticket. In the park, I was positively surprised how the auditory system was supporting me to enjoy looking at the vegetation and simultaneously getting information about exactly the spot I was at that... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There was a lot of hype about this centre but I was less then enthused. The first spot my group was taken to was had scenery of a massive drainage pipes... nothing what we expected the rainforest to have or should even want to be seen? The tour was brief and short, walking on the Dubuji Boardwalk alone gave our... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The displays and recorded information is very well done. I am a professional biologist who has spent a lot of time in south american rainforests and I didnt learn much new. Except names of australian plants. there were very few insects and birds. this is not a zoo. it is an open area of rainforest where whatever is there is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The centre is a terrific place to wander around and learn lots about the rainforest. Audio guides are included in the entry price and are really great for information. The climb up to the top of the rainforest is really fascinating, with the reward of great views at the top , together with butterfly sightings! The cafe is good, passable... More

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Mildura, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We liked the individual hand held information. The guide books were great, the top of the tower is the best spot for looking over the forest and the tower information was good.

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Canberra, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You gotta visit the Daintree right? Well the drive is pleasant enough but the 'rainforest' at this expensive centre is very ordinary. Almost totally devoid of wildlife. Cow Bay nearby was a pleasant side trip. There must be a better place to see a rainforest

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Wollongong, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Unfortunately the first thing that you encounter is an extreme lack of parking and poor sign posting!!! When most visitors self drive this is not satisfactory. Having got over that hurdle, the staff a really friendly, the facilities excellent and the information available is world class. The centre is not huge - was expecting something on a larger scale but... More

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