We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Daintree Discovery Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cnr Cape Tribulation Rd & Tulip Oak Rd, Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4098 9171
Website
Today
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 776 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 437
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 98
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Civilised forest exploration

This is my kind of place: walkways on multiple levels taking me painlessly through an awesome rain forest that has minimal signage to distract me. All the information I need is on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Karen S
via mobile
Add Photo

776 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
melbourne
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was OK but very over priced for what you get. Plenty of free rain forest walks nearby that are nicer places. Bit of a tourist trap. Nice staff and user friendly for the more conservative traveller.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit! We only had a few hours in the afternoon and this was plenty of time to have a good look around however there is so much information available and different things to explore you could spend hours. They offer a weekly pass included in your ticket price which is great value if you are staying in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buderim, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We where told this place was a little on the exxy side but still worth a look. Maybe its because we are actually from the Sunshine Coast so have several rain forest experiences on offer in our area but we really didn't think this place was worth the money and both my husband and I felt a little ripped off... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is my kind of place: walkways on multiple levels taking me painlessly through an awesome rain forest that has minimal signage to distract me. All the information I need is on an audio device that I can operate when I'm interested in something particular. Superb. The canopy tower is a highlight: up several flights of stairs and you're in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Take advantage of the $3 rain capes! This is the rainforest. We paid the family ticket which gave us two information books plus the four audio tours, although sadly one conked out. The audio stops were full of interesting information, and the kids were fascinated by the plants Aboriginals used for cold and flu treatment, spotting bird nests and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, WA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Reading the negative reviews, I totally agree. The prices for entry are too high $32 ea (we saw people just walk away after seeing the price). Perhaps have a more reasonable entry fee for people who aren't interested in the information overload which is the audio self guided tour (long-winded and as if it was just included to try and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Level Contributor
272 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was not what I expected. It was indeed a boardwalk through the rainforest and up into the canopy with an audio guide that provided information on the plants, animals and culture that you should appreciate within the Daintree. It became quite repetitive and you basically walked in a small loop that overall took an hour at most. There were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mudjimba, Australia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

About 45 minutes north of Port Douglas shortly after Wonga Beach you find the Daintree River Ferry. A short crossing later you are disembarked right in the Rainforest. This is Cassowary country. Then a 20 minute drive on a forested switchback road brings you to the Discovery Centre with nearby parking. The Centre can be enjoyed on many levels, both... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

yes, you need to pay money, as for everything in this area. But we thought that 78,- for a family of four, including individual audio guides and the centre with all the documentaries and displays was a very nice activity for us. We were very happy to contribute to this beautiful rainforst by educating our kids about the importance and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
DDCmktg, Marketing Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the great rating and review. We are so pleased you were able to make use of the free 7-day return pass. It has been very handy recently, with many visitors returning to the Centre while they wait for boating conditions to improve. We are glad you thought the family pass was good value and you had... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent day out. We have three children between 6 and 13 and they all had a great time. Beautiful and educational, we even saw a cassowary!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
DDCmktg, Marketing Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the great rating! We are thrilled that you were able to enjoy one of the regular Cassowary visitors we have at the Centre! It has been a great few weeks for Cassowary sightings, so we hope you got some nice photos! Visitors can check our Cassowary log on the website to see when we have had Cassowaries visit... More 

Travelers who viewed Daintree Discovery Centre also viewed

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Region
Daintree Region, Queensland
 
Daintree Region, Queensland
Cape Tribulation, Daintree Region
 

Been to Daintree Discovery Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Daintree Discovery Centre

Address: Address: Cnr Cape Tribulation Rd & Tulip Oak Rd, Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4098 9171
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Daintree Region  >  Cape Tribulation  >  Cow Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Daintree Discovery Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?