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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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Edison, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Brilliant facility, especially undertaken by a family owned business not a governemnt department. There was heaps of information to take in along the way, and while pitched at a mid-level for everyone's enjoyment. The audio guides were a standout. You will appreciate the rain forests and the trees very well.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We came across this place by accident when we were on our way to Cape Tribulation in a hire car. Initially we called in for a cuppa and loo break as we had a Daintree guided trip planned for the next day and we thought we might be repeating. The man at the desk assured us that the centre was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours here marvelling at the huge trees and plants. We had two children with us (5 and 7) and they weren't bored at all.

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

So happy your visit to the Discovery Centre kept the kids interested with great sights and information on the Daintree. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the North! More

Karratha
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Brilliant facility, especially undertaken by a family owned business not a governemnt department. There was heaps of information to take in along the way, and while pitched at a mid-level for everyone's enjoyment, even a couple of fauna-nerds like ourselves got real value out of it. Written material was great, but audio guides were a standout. Life-sized profiles of extinct... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a brilliant review. We love working with research groups and are always very excited to share their findings with our visitors. We even have a new display next month identifying all of the plant species on a "super site" within the Centre as part of a climate change study on... More

Tokyo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

To learn about the rainforest. The audio tour and thick info booklet are really good. They do have reptiles, but to be honest we saw a better exhibition at LyncHaven.

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

Hi and thanks for leaving such a pleasant and constructive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Colour booklet and Audio Guides and you will be happy to know we are in the process of improving our reptile display next month with some exciting new additions! Check the website for more details soon! More

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was a great discovery!! We saw a tree frog in the disabled loo! The food was great and the plants and museum part was great and very informative. I recommend this place for learning about the Daintree and the viewing platforms are a great photo opportunity!!

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! Yes we often have little (and Big) Green visitors hanging around the Centre to say hi! So happy to hear that you would recommend us to learn about the Daintree and that you enjoyed all of the Photo opportunities we have on offer. Can't wait to see you in the Daintree again soon. More

Melbourne
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Discovery Centre is rated Number 1 thing to do in the Daintree. For a school tour or perhaps international guests who have not experienced a rainforest setting before in Australia or Asia or South America this would be interesting and for school children in primary classes very informative with great explanation boards written for educative purposes, but truly this... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are delighted that you pointed out what a beautiful scenic drive it is from Port Douglas and that we provide lots of great information on the Daintree. We hope to see you again soon! More

New York City, New York
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There are some sensation board walks in the Daintree and I was confused and thought that this was one of them. The boardwalks are free though this was close to $100 for our family to go through. It's rickety and with lots of steps, and it really wasn't even as beautiful as the other board walks we went on. I... More

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

Thanks for your review. Whilst there are a number of regular boardwalks in the area, we provide visitors with the unique experience of offering viewing perspectives from ALL levels of the Rainforest, from our 23m high Canopy Tower, 10m high Aerial Walkways, viewing platforms and boardwalks. We also aim to provide as much information about the Daintree through our comprehensive... More

Kingscote, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went on a drizzly day but still had a great time. The discovery centre was very informative with lots of interesting walks and a great interpretive centre. We also saw 2 cassowarries just outside of the centre on our way to Cape Tribulation it was the highlight of our trip

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

Double Cassowary! Good work. Thanks for the great review and glad you had a good time even if it was a little wet... The Rainforest does come alive in the Rain! We hope to see you in the Daintree again soon. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I visited the centre in May and were delighted with the experience. We were also fortunate to see a cassowary up close and personal! I believe this doesn't always happen as although they are free to wander within the centre it is of course up to them if they come close. We hooked into the audio stations... More

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

Hi there and thanks for the great review! Always exciting to see a wild cassowary! It has been a great few months of Wild cassowary activity at the Centre, and they are always welcomed by our enthusiastic visitors. So happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the Centre and we can't wait to see you again soon! More

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