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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 2013
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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We spent a wonderful morning strolling along the aerial walkway, looking at first class rainforest. The canopy tower is an inspired creation, allowing you to see different levels of forest. We took an audio guide with us, and this gave a much deeper understanding of rainforest species. But, for us, the real bonus was the Aboriginal perspective on bush tucker,... More

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Discovery Centre. The Aboriginal audio tour was narrated by a local Kuku Yalanji woman who really enjoys sharing her knowledge of traditional culture with others. Thank you for recommending the Centre to other visitors. More

Midlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Although other reviews have queried the value for money, I think you would pay similar for an attraction of this quality elsewhere. The audio guide was easy to use and you could spend as much time as you liked at different parts of the walk. The canopy tower was a highlight and all of the information available to read at... More

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

Thank you for taking time to post such encouraging comments! The Golden Orb spider webs are particularly spectacular and a great hit, even with people who are not fond of spiders! If you have any photos you would like to share you could post them on our Facebook page. Look forward to seeing when you come again! More

Wirral UK
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204 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Daintree forst is a spectacular place and the canopy walk and tower is a good place to see it. The audio tour is very easy to use and informative. We found that at AUS$ 32 per person that it was expensive and not great value.

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

We are glad you enjoyed the Canopy Tower and Aerial Walkway and found the audio tours very informative but sorry you thought the entry fee was a bit expensive. We are very conscious of price and take great care to ensure our prices are similar, if not less than other attractions in the area. We are proud of our award... More

Innisfail, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Centre staff were vey friendly an helpful. As we toured the facility, we were impressed by the variety of Flora and Fauna. The interpretive displays worked vey well with numbers clearly indicating audio or visual information. A truly enjoyable experience.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment on Trip Advisor. Your positive feedback is very much appreciated, especially from someone who is almost a local. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you venture north of the Daintree River to visit this very special pocket of ancient rainforest. Don't forget to bring your 12 mth... More

Colchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Daintree is such a unique area with trees that can be 200 years old and are descendants of plants that are 110 million years old! It's the oldest tropical rainforest in the world and one feels that it is being treated with such loving care in this Discovery Center. No trees were cut down to create the wonderful walkways... More

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Discovery Centre. It is particularly pleasing when visitors take time to explore all that the Centre has to offer and appreciate the very special nature of the place. As the oldest intact tropical rainforest in the world this World Heritage icon really is a destination not to be missed. Hope... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We spent a very informative morning at the centre and while on the face of it the entrance fee may seem a little steep you can see that it is being put to good use unlike some other attractions that we have visited on this trip. The walkways and tower are excellent and the guides both written and audio (that... More

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

Thank you for your comments about our staff. They really appreciate it when people take the time to compliment them on the excellent customer service they provide. More

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

after taking my 4 year old to this beautiful discovery centre, i was amazed at how much she enjoyed the narrated kids talk about everything to do with the discovery walk, she was telling me facts and interesting things and i was so impressed how she retained the information as it was conducted in a fun, informative way. . as... More

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

So pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Daintree Discovery Centre. We receive a lot of positive feedback about the kid's audio tour. Not only is it a fun way for children to learn about their environment but they love having their own personal audio guide - just like Mum and Dad. There is always something new happening at the... More

London, England
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348 attraction reviews
385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

You'll learn more, see more and have a fabulous experience by spending your money on a Cooper Creek walk. Its not worth the money here.

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

I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit the oldest and most interesting part of the Daintree Rainforest – the section north of the Daintree River. From Tulip Oak Road (where the Discovery Centre is situated) to Cooper Creek the forest is particularly significant, especially in its biological diversity. However, the Daintree Discovery Centre and Cooper Creek Tours offer quite... More

Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We have been passing this place many times before but new signs and the special admission price with redemption of the ferry price attracted us this year. We were very much astonished that it was established in 1989 already. It is a good and informative trail trough the rainforest and they have rathe high observation tower and a high walkway... More

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

Thank you for making time to call in on this trip and taking advantage of our ‘February Special’. The Daintree Discovery Centre was built to allow people to get ‘up close and personal’ with this extraordinary pocket of ancient rainforest, without doing any damage (to yourself or the forest!). This is particularly important, especially during the Wet Season because well-used... More

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

OK, we were there in the rainy season OK, we arrived for our planned visit and it was pouring with rain. They said don't worry, have a coffee (in other words buy a coffee from us), we have just looked at the satelite image and it will stop raining in about 5 minutes. They even suggested we should get some... More

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

I realize not everyone finds a tropical downpour an exhilarating experience but those of us who live and work in the Daintree think it is one of the best times to visit the rainforest. Thank you for pointing out that we do stock of ponchos and umbrellas in our souvenir shop for those who prefer not to get wet. And... More

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