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Daintree Discovery Centre

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Address: Cnr Cape Tribulation Rd & Tulip Oak Rd, Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4098 9171
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Description: 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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a nice place for a visit

if you want to see the wildlife, arrive early. amazingly well camouflaged into the rainforest, boardwalks and towers and info boards lead you round a discovery of the Daintree... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great attraction, well laid out and good information, but at $32 per adult entry no where near worth it. We felt $10 would be close to the mark. All that said we enjoyed getting to the top of the canopy and understanding how the epiphytes survive and see the hundreds of bird nests.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the centre as it was on all the maps but it was a very overpriced, average experience. The centre is quite small and the virtual tour not very interesting. Spend your time at the Mossman Gorge for a much more authentic experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is truly a discovery centre as we mature adults learnt so much about life in the rainforest from the many information boards located throughout the complex. The boardwalk network had a real Gondwana feel to it. The tower was an experience in itself and offered a spectacular view plus mobile phone coverage. We arrived in the afternoon and were... More 

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Stevenage Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

if you want to see the wildlife, arrive early. amazingly well camouflaged into the rainforest, boardwalks and towers and info boards lead you round a discovery of the Daintree Rainforest. cafe looked good although we didn't imbibe. Entry fee expensive but you can visit again for 'free', just get your booked stamped.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This discovery centre is well worth the ferry and windy road trip into the jungle. The centre gets you up close to the trees and plants. We learnt a lot about the conservation of the tropical rain forest. I loved the Australian metallic starlings nesting near to the tower as they were zooming around like rowdy children. Just sitting and... More 

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Glen Waverley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We drove from Palm Cove to see this place and the drive in itself was spectacular. Heading north towards the town of Daintree on the Cook highway the place is well signed but the roads do get very curvy and so allow yourself plenty of time as for some of it you are only doing 15 - 20 kms /... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We decided against doing the tree top walks here as it seemed very expensive and we wanted to spend our time doing some of the other beautiful rainforest walks in the area. We did however have a lovely coffee in the cafe. Staff were friendly and willing to offer assistance as required!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Privately run open area of tropical rain forest. A great chance to walk in, over and around untouched pristine rain forest. This is not a 'zoo' so don't expect to see many animals. It is an tropical experience in a safe environment. An audio guide provides short background information on what you see, coupled with a guide book. Using a... More 

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

Hi and thanks for the great rating and review! It is always nice to hear people enjoying the Centre exactly as it was intended, providing fantastic access and information about the world's oldest rainforest. We really do hope you get to come and visit us in the Daintree again soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fancy looking place, with very expensive opportunity for a boardwalk. Don't do it! There are very lovely board walk experiences for free further down the road! The coffee shop looked quite nice, and the gift shop was fine.

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

Hi and thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback. While we do have some fantastic boardwalks, they only make up a small part of the entire experience at the Centre. We also have the Daintree's only Canopy Tower standing at a huge 23m tall, a spectacular 11m Aerial walkway, 4 Self-guided Audio tours with Guide books that explore... More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Audio tour and guidebook were great. Gave you lots of insight into the forest, birdlife, indigenous foods all on an easy boardwalk. I didn't do the tower (fear of heights).

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