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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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Great introduction to the region and the rainforest

We decided to visit the centre last minute when we spotted it on a map given to us when we got on the river ferry. We enjoyed the centre and the audio guide. We certainly feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We did all the walks but loved climbing the 23 m tower overlooking the rainforest canopy. Absolutely spectacular. Also the information area was very informative. Well worth the visit and the time spent here. Will be back with other friends.

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Currency Creek, South Australia, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

the day my friend & I went it rained heavily all day, we chose to do the boardwalk experience regardless - it was sensational, the business proprietors couldn't do enough for us, towels to dry us off - fantastic coffee and cake - will definitely take family back there. ,

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Canberra, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A fantastic stop for those with kids. There are audio guides in 10 languages and you can go at your own speed. The canopy tower is worth the climb. There are heaps of educational things to see and do. The staff are very friendly and the coffee in the cafe is nice. Get a tropical Queensland banana smoothie after your... More 

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

Hi and thanks for the great review and rating! So glad that you had a great time with the kids and you enjoyed the Canopy Tower. We have been having some spectacular weather, and visitors are getting some great shots from the top of the Tower. Always great to her positive comments about our cafe and the delicious smoothies! We... More 

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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My teenage son doesn't like highs but the tree top walks were one of his favorite part of our holidays. It's a little expensive but every thing up this way is.

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

Thanks for the great score and leaving some feedback for other visitors. We are alway thrilled to hear when we are listed as a "trip highlight" for teenagers! A visit to the Centre is a great chance for many families to ditch the phones, and enjoy each others company in a beautiful ancient rainforest! Thanks again for spending some time... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited with an 11 and a two year old after reading about it in brochures. We were unfortunately disappointed with our visit. The tree tops walk was extremely short and found the audio guide gave much to much information for each of the points that were so close together that unless you stopped every couple steps became useless and... More 

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

Hi and thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the Canopy tower. Whilst we do promote the Aerial walkway, Interpretive Centre, and coffee shop as pram and stroller friendly, certain parts of the boardwalks and obviously the canopy tower do have a number of stairs. We do offer parents somewhere to store... More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We decided to visit the centre last minute when we spotted it on a map given to us when we got on the river ferry. We enjoyed the centre and the audio guide. We certainly feel like we know more about rainforest and animals of the daintree. Sadly on the day we visited we didn't see any birds or animals... More 

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

Hi and thanks for the great feedback! Always nice to hear how you found us and we are thrilled to hear such lovely comments about our staff. Yes, visitors can make use of the complimentary 7-day return pass to enjoy the Daintree over an entire week! It is a great time to see cassowaries and their chicks with a few... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You cannot describe this place; it is so special and amazing, educational and spectacular and inspiring. The work that has been carried out here is truly mind blowing and we are so lucky to be able to experience this. I actually feel they could charge more. I was in this same place in 1989-90 with my parents, how I wish... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Centre is very informative on the rainforest in which it is set and boasts a tower which allows you to view the rainforest at its various levels. Reasonably priced it allows multiple entries if you are staying in the area. Excellent value and very educational (you are provided with an audio guide).

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

good audio tour and a great tower to see the jungle canopy. perfect way to learn about the Daintree.

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

Hello and thanks for the great rating! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your time at the Centre and we look forward to seeing you up this way again soon. More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Discovery Centre is fantastic for information about the Daintree Rainforest and the animals who call it home. On arrival you are given a handheld information pod and book, these provide all the information you need as you wander along the routes through the rainforest and up into the canopy. It takes a few hours to go round everything but... More 

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

Hello! and thanks for taking the time to leave a great review and rating. So glad to hear you thought the Centre was enjoyable and we provide fantastic information. Thanks for spending some time with us and we do hope to see you in the Daintree again soon! More 

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