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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
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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If your family is passionate about the environment, then you will probably love this. If not, you will likely find it boring. You are provided with audio commentary that is tediously long, and if you listed to every post, you would probably be here for several hours. Our family became bored after only a few posts, so decided just to... More

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

Hi and thanks for your feedback. Yes, we are very proud of our commitment to providing a world class eco-tourism experience, that earned us the United Nations Environment Award for Sustainability 2014. Not only do we provide an exciting Daintree Rainforest Experience with a focus on conservation and education, but we also offer unique features that allow visitors to view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

An amazing new way to experience the rain forest in the Daintree. Easy to use boardwalks and well worthwhile Canopy tower. An easy drive from Mossman to the ferry and then the discovery centre. Bonus - a good coffee at the end!

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

Hi and thanks for the great feedback! Yes, it is always a rewarding view from the top of the Canopy Tower! So glad you enjoyed the beautiful drive up (and the coffee) :) We hope to see you again soon! More

Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

"Go see the Daintree" "You'll love it" "It's an amazing place" they all said. I rebutted "but it's just like any National Park in the Blue Mountains". Luckily, I didn't listen to myself this time and instead listened to my wife (who wanted to see it) so headed up there whilst exploring the Daintree during a day. We've done a... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Loved the canopy walk. So much to see. Met an extremely interesting Indigenous guy names Sean, who had just started working there. I could have listened to him all day, unfortunately he had work to do so I didnt want to get him into trouble. Loved the fact that your ticket you buy is valid for a week.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went to the Discovery Centre with 5 friends and we all had a great time. Spectacular walk through the rain forest and very educational. Learning about the trees and plants as we made our way around makes it a much more enjoyable experience. Spent the rest of the holiday naming trees as we came across them. Good fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lots of trees, good walkways through the rainforest and a good audio guide but, a little dull. Staff were reasonalbly pleasant but comparing this with what you can do in the free National Park does make you blink at the entry fee. Try the Ntional Park walks ( one next door ) before spending your money.

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this attraction. You walk through this excellent experience with your own interactive listening device which cuts out that tourist chatter, making this an informative and peaceful experience. Very impressed and great for all ages.

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The Discovery Centre is a great place if u only have one day to visit the Daintree. The Canopy tower was excellent and provides some great views. The Education Centre was informative and the kids loved learning about Cassowaries and having their photo taken next to the life size examples. The drive to the centre is scenic and don't forget... More

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Auckland, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our whole family loved the discovery centre, we went 3 times as we were staying close by and the ticket allows you to come back as many times as you like over a 7 day period. The kids loved their own audio guides and quoted to us from them all week afterwards so some of the educational material obviously stuck!

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

Thanks for the Fantastic Review. So glad you made use of the 7-day return pass to come back 3 days! Also great to hear that the kids were entertained and learned some interesting things about the beautiful Daintree Rainforest. Thanks for sharing this special part of the world with us! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Discovery Centre is a great place to enjoy the forest and be supplied with an informative insight to the various flora & fauna which is delivered by an interactive recorder which your provided on arrival. AS you travel further to Cape Tribulation you will come across several board walks and trails throughout the forest which you can explore with... More

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

Thanks for the great, detailed review! Yes, a visit to the Daintree Discovery Centre sets up a wonderful trip, exploring the rest of Cape Tribulation. We aim to provide as much information as possible about the local flora and fauna so you can identify all of the amazing things in the Daintree. Can't wait to see you again soon! More

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