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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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climb the tower- amazing scenic views

We stopped on our way through the Daintree. Before entering we saw a cassowary in the car park and many butterflies filled the sky which was great. This is one of those places... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped on our way through the Daintree. Before entering we saw a cassowary in the car park and many butterflies filled the sky which was great. This is one of those places you can spend as much or as little time there as you wish. There is a cafe and rest rooms at the start, also rest rooms up... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Overpriced and no wildlife at all. $32 each for adults I think is far too much. Even though we looked pretty hard, we didn't see any wildlife apart from the reptiles behind glass. The audio guides are slow to respond and the 'aerial walk' isn't much either. Massive disappointment - you're better off paying $20 or so more and booking... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We visited last week and were extremely impressed before we even entered the park. The staff member that we met (so sorry I've forgotten her name) whilst paying was so passionate about the park and passing on the importance of us enjoying and understanding the history of the Daintree and it's inhabitants. She was great with our 11yo and 13yo... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

An excellent introduction to the plant and animal life of the Daintree Rain Forest. There is a self guided audio guide , as well as a very informative booklet all included in the price. You can go back as many times as you wish in the following seven days which I would recommend as there's so much to take in... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The park is a good place to kill 2 hours at. If you pay attention and read the informational posters, you'll find some interesting animals running around. Thing is, you should come during the calmer hours. It's wildlife. You can't expect to see much when there's tour groups of 25+ people walking the trail. We found a cassowary at the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Firstly $64 for 2 adults. Secondly I don't want to listen to some audio I am there to look and listen to nature. Thirdly You don't call that a café. Would not recommend at all. And to me staff were just way over the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Extremely helpful and very friendly staff, beautiful rainforest experience, the panorama from the tower makes it worth the climb. It is beautiful to see how everything becomes alive above the canopy, to see the birds active and working on their nests. There is a good audiosystem that provides a lot of information, included in the price. The cafe at the... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sorry, I can't get this 'park'. Why would you pay AUD 32 for something not real when you get the real thing for free? Just pass the Daintree Discovery Center and drive on for another 500 meters. You'll reach a car park from where two tracks are going into the forest, one 700 meters, the other 2.7 kilometers.

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our tour Group visited the Daintree Discovery Center and it was a really good tour. the staff are very knowledgable and really want us as visitors, to realise the history, inportance and the part the forest plays in the ecological system. Mankind has affected the planet and nowhere more than the rainforests. We were shown the different plants, trees and... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This visit was well worth doing for us. We felt it was a little expensive for what it was, but the guide system was good, and the walks and signposts were very good. Worth going out of your way to visit this.

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