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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 little underwhelming

I am glad we were not the only ones who felt it was not as good as it is made to sound. Paid a lot & felt like we didn't get a lot out of it. Don't get me wrong it was beautiful... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Chelles1978
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I am glad we were not the only ones who felt it was not as good as it is made to sound. Paid a lot & felt like we didn't get a lot out of it. Don't get me wrong it was beautiful but it is much smaller then the map makes it out to be, we were in &... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Discovery Centre was a wealth of information. The tree top tower was fantastic to view the upper levels of the tree canopy.

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

Hi and thanks for leaving such nice comments :) We are so happy you enjoyed your time at the Centre and we hope to have you visit us in the Daintree again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The staff are amazingly approachable, friendly and wise in all things Daintree, its conservation and all that is local in nature that needs care and good, sound education.

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave such positive feedback. It is always nice to hear comments about our friendly staff and that a trip to the Daintree isn't complete without a stop in at the Discovery Centre! We hope to see you in the Daintree again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

To be fair, the self-guide audio and booklet tour is very well done, so the centre would be the perfect place for students or overseas tourists to visit. In our opinion, as Australian seniors, it is a bit underwhelming, especially compared with the fabulous Mossman Gorge which we trekked the following day (much cheaper, cooler and many additional features -... More 

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

Hi and thanks for leaving feedback. So glad you got to visit us! Yes, we are very popular with Australian Seniors, and the 'Grey Nomads'. We have over 900m of elevated boardwalks and Aerial Walkways that allow people of all abilities, to easily access all levels of the Rainforest Canopy. Our iconic 23m Canopy tower also allows the more adventurous... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went there with my partner after winning the tickets in my Christmas raffle at work! We are both marine biologists and we agreed that it was a GREAT experience! VERY educational! with the book and the audio you can easily do a self-guide tour and learn A LOT about the local flora and fauna and go on your own rhythm.... More 

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

Hi and congratulations on winning such a fantastic prize at your christmas party! :) We are so thrilled to hear such great comments, especially from environmental academics! I will be sure to pass on your congratulations to the rest of the team. It is very rewarding to hear that you and your colleagues had a fantastic time. Thanks for spending... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After trekking through Mossman Gorge, we decided to head to the world-famous Daintree but were greeted with a bit of an underwhelming experience. Upon entering we paid for entry which gave us an educational booklet and audio guide. The map seemed to show us a rather large area to explore, so we were quite excited to explore it, setting aside... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This cost a lot of $$ so we were hoping to see the wildlife of the rainforest. Unfortunately there was plenty of trees and lots of posters about potential wildlife, but very little sign of it! I know this is nature and not a zoo, but promises a lot but delivers less. The book and audio guide were useful, but... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback. Whilst it is always fantastic to see wild animals at the Centre, it comes by as a matter of chance on a daily basis. Any of the numerous wild animals that you can regularly see on the property are a great bonus to add to the other exciting features. These include... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My Girlfriend and I visited the Dantree rainforest in early Jan 2015. The first day we were there we went on one of the three free board walks and opted not to go through the Discovery Center. However, we were so blown away with the rainforest we wanted to learn and see more. We came back the next day and... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Well worth a visit when you are in the Daintree! Make sure you do the Audio tour as it is very informative - you just key in the number at each point as you walk around and you are given the information about the flora, fauna and history of the area. (Or you can do a guided tour) The Canopy... More 

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

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to leave your great review. So glad you and the kids enjoyed spending the day at the Discovery Centre. Well done on making it to the top of the Tower! As you say, the view is worth it! It really is the best way to start the day on your Daintree trip... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Plenty of info on the self guided audio tour which has a children's version of the audio which our children (aged 5 & 7) loved! The boardwalk is beautiful, with plenty of vantage points for different levels within the forest. The walk takes a couple of hours, but the time passes quickly - lots of interesting info about the local... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are so delighted that you and your family enjoyed your time at the Centre, and that your kids were entertained for a couple of hours! It is very easy to spend a whole day enjoying the the beautiful surrounds and learning about the local wildlife. Thanks for visiting... More 

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