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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Enjoyed it but a little expensive

As a family it was expensive for the 4 of us to do this but having said that we did really enjoy it. It was beautiful and whilst it rained a bit on and off it didn't stop us from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Bundaberg
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Our visit was one of the highlights of our week long visit to Northern Queensland. We were based at Port Douglas and it was about one hour from there and well worth the trip. We spent about two hours there, walking through every level of the wet tropical rainforest along boardwalks and up into the canopy via a tower which... More 

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Croydon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I couldn't believe the amount of information that this place provided, i learnt so much in a short space of time, that next time im up there i will surely be going back. Have some great animals on display.

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Bundaberg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

As a family it was expensive for the 4 of us to do this but having said that we did really enjoy it. It was beautiful and whilst it rained a bit on and off it didn't stop us from doing anything. The boardwalks are well kept. We ended our visit with a cup of a Daintree tea whilst visiting... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Professionally done, yes. Loads of information, sometimes repetitive. But not worth $32. Go for a walk in the rainforest yourself to see all the same stuff. We got absolutely smashed by mozzies and watched 3 people fall over on their slippery walkways. Just felt like it was a bit too much about the money. Would prefer to have paid $10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Although you spend more than $25 AUD each, there was plenty of staff to answer all of our questions. This is not a zoo, so your chances of seeing animals are slim, since they can move in and out of the area at will. We spent more than two hours and it was very informative. Forgot to mention that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow what a fantastic day thank you. We have been to the discovery centre quite a few times now and with each new visit we discover new and interesting things, the centre is very informative the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We will return, thank you for the beautiful morning.

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

Thanks for dropping in and spending some time with us again! Always great to have our return visitors enjoying themselves :) We look forward to having you visit us in the Daintree again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the board walk and tower. Thought the view would have been a bit better and was a bit disappointed it was so close to the highway you heard the cars, but still nice. As it is a self guided tour you can go at your own pace and learn as much (or as little) as you like. The information... More 

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

Hi and thanks for the rating! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Centre and thought the information we provide is great! We are so pleased you got to spend some time with us in the beautiful Daintree! We do hope to see you up this way again soon. More 

Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Getting to the discovery centre is an exciting trip on its own, Turn off the Mossman-Daintree Rd onto the Cape Tribulation rd, follow this road till you get to the Daintree river ferry, at the time of writing this it is $24.50 return trip on the ferry. Along the road to the discovery centre there are other sites to stop... More 

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

Hi and thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! We are so delighted you enjoyed your time at the Centre and appreciated learning all about our great land! Yes while we do have regular wild cassowary sightings at the Centre, it is the luck of the draw every hour of every day :) it is a... More 

Ocean Grove, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Fig trees blew me away. The way the intwine and the patterns the form....you have to see them they are amazing.

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

Yes, the Strangler Figs are quite impressive! So glad you enjoyed the Centre. We do hope to see you in the Daintree again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Turned around to see two teenagers captivated by nature that technology had no chance. Yes!! Would recommend to everyone

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

Yes! Mission accomplished! Great to hear that all generations could disconnect for a couple of hours and enjoy the beauty of the majestic Daintree! Thanks for your rating and we are so happy you enjoyed your time at the Centre. More 

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