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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Awesome place to learn about the surrounding jungle. I did not see cassowaries here, but the following day I saw a papa and two babies just walking down the road eating road kill! Yes, apparently the mother abandons the chicks for the father to care for....

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was expecting this state of the art centre with big areas of daintree walks, but instead it was a pretty ordinary cafe and short well used sky rail track walk. The drive to the centre was better to be honest.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I had a spare couple of hours after work one day so I decided to have a look at the discovery centre. It was lovely walking through the rainforest both on the ground, midway and above. The whole set up is very good with lots of info along the way and a guided tour available. I even got to see... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

First the beautiful coastline, then the Daintree river ferry crossing and then the Discovery centre at Cow Bay. A very enjoyable journey and then an interesting couple of hours spent in the Discovery Centre. The Audio and comprehensive booklet provided with entry fee gave a guided and detailed explanation of the wonders of the rainforest, it's inhabitants, and the fabulous... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave such fantastic comments! It's great you pointed out what an enjoyable journey it is, cruising up the Coral Coast this time of year. The 2 hour trip from Cairns just flies when you have such beautiful scenic coastline, with many great photo opportunities along the way. So glad you enjoyed the Centre... More

Torquay, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Far far too expensive. When you can see the daintree rainforest on other walks along the way to and from cape tribulation

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

Our primary focus is to provide visitors a completely unique and exciting Daintree Rainforest experience, with different viewing perspectives from our 23m Canopy tower, 10m high Aerial Walkways and viewing platforms, as well as providing an educational experience from our comprehensive Audio guides, Interpretive Centre and guide books. We encourage people to use the knowledge they gain at the Centre... More

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