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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 #2 of 2 Attractions in Cow Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
Owner description: The Discovery Centre is a world-class ecotourism facility nestled in the heart of the world’s...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Says it all ! So much to see and hear and ,learn : great for the whole family to experience with the board walk taking you high into the canopy

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Warkworth New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Drive to this area of well preserved rainforest and be able to walk with comfort on moderately elevated walking track above the forest floor as well as to climb a central tower to be able to see over the top pf the forest. No zip lines or other intrusive activities are necessary to enjoy the experience. There are many well... More 

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København, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The Daintree Discovery Centre is a must see spot for tourists visiting Daintree and even Cairns (yes it is worth the drive!) The Centre offers a wide range of views/access points to the rainforest and engaging activities, allowing you to spend from 2 hours to multiple days at the location. And there is free re-entry for 7 days. I absolutely... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We weren't sure exactly what to do once we got to the Daintree area since our travel book was a bit vague. But when we saw the sign for the Discovery Center and walked into the lobby/cafe/gift shop we knew we'd found something special. After splurging for the family tour package (audio tours for me, my husband, and a child-friendly... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Very friendly , helpful and informative staff right from the moment you arrive. Wonderful setting. Walkways and tracks are not too long, so heat is not a problem. The guidebook and audio guide are very informative and make it easy to find out about anything you see. A fantastic learning experience in an amazing part of Australia.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you are visiting the Daintree and driving up to Cape Tribulation then the Discovery Centre should be your first port of call. Take in the commanding view of the Peninsula a short drive after crossing with the Daintree River ferry, and then, a few minutes further north is the turn-off (right) for the Discovery Centre. Even if you do... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

You'll be greeted by the friendliest staff, who are happy to help you in anyway. You are given a free booklet and a audio guide to go about with. When you leave you fill in the back of your booklet to be able to come back the next day for free. The views from the walkways are really nice and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A great place to enjoy the rainforest. Very clear information in the form of individual hand held guide s. The walkway and tower are easy to climb and walk on. Sean the indigenous show presenter was personable and informative. he didn't mind that there was only two of us at his show. He entertained us with stories and facts about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

As a family with 2 older teenagers and 2 kids 11 and 9 the centre was informative and entertaining. The indigenous show (Sean) was fantastic - could have listened to him all day and it was hugely entertaining. Our kids have just talked all through dinner on how good he was. Value for money at about $120 for the 6... More 

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

What a truly fantastic account of your visit to the Centre! We are thrilled that your entire family enjoyed their time there, and you thought it was great value. Sean has been a great addition to the Daintree Discovery Centre team with his presentations on didgeridoo, dance, artefacts, story-telling and fire-making! It is great to hear that the younger generations... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Discovery Centre is definitely worth a visit to learn more about the Daintree Rainforrest. It has been set up beautifully with a boardwalk, viewing tower, information guides and a cafe for the end of your visit. Great to visit with children.

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

Thanks for all of the positive comments. We are extremely happy to hear you think it is "Definitely worth a visit!". Be sure to drop in and say hi if you get the chance to visit the Daintree again. Safe travels! More 

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