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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 #2 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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Bendigo, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Fabulous experience. Totally worth a visit. After being guided through this park we had a much better understanding of what we were viewing in other areas of the rainforest. It made the rest of our trip to far North QLD a more enriched experience.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Was well planned out area, good walking platforms, and had hand held remotes so you could chose various numbers along the walk and get on hand information about either a plant/animal, general information, you could come back more than once too so if you ran out of time, like we did, we came back two days later when we were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the discovery centre and felt I learnt a lot of information about the wildlife and nature in my surroundings. If it is your first visit to the Daintree rainforest I highly recommend you visit the discovery centre as there is much to learn about this beautiful area. Staff were also very friendly and helpful,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Do not drive past this attraction, go in and hire an audio guide and wander around. My family of 7 visited and loved every minute we were there. The views from the Canopy Tower and walkways were magnificient. The audio guides were very informative about the many and varied trees and wild life, and also the history of the area.... More

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Sherbrooke
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Daintree Discovery Centre is well setup, the walkways are easy to get around and you are supplied with audio commentary and guide book. It is such a peaceful place and must be preserved. The staff are very friendly and heplful. The shop and cafe are also good. Thoroughly recommend a visit, you will definitely learn something and appreciate the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the Daintree Discovery Centre, we drove in a large Britz camper was a little tight at times but we'll worth the drive. The rainforest was beautiful, we didn't get to see a Cassowary but had a great time nonetheless, the wolf spiders are HUGEEE!

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave such great feedback. It is a beautiful drive up the coast and across the ferry heading to Cape Trib. We are so delighted you enjoyed your time at the Centre and we hope to see you in the Daintree again soon. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

You seen to almost be bullied to enter. When in the drone of the voice becomes too much and with nothing much to look at. Seems outdated and in need if repair. Travel 30 minutes up the road and see the real thing

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

Hi and thanks for attempting to leave feedback. It helps other users if you can create sentences that make sense when leaving a review. We hope you enjoy your travels. More

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

While we had a car and a CD to drive through the Daintree to Cape Tribulation, we stopped here and were glad we did. We learned so much more about the trees, plants and animals exploring the boardwalks and tower than we might otherwise have done while just driving through. Not inexpensive, though.

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

Thanks for the great feedback! We are delighted to hear that you were glad you stopped and spent some time at the Centre. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time exploring the Daintree. More

Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A very inviting centre, with a humble cafe and great livery inviting consumers into the centre. You will notice at no stage are prices displayed within the centre (and while I am not a staff member one could assume this is part of the sales strategy for enticing consumes into the centre). You are welcomed to the centre in the... More

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

Thanks for your feedback. It is a shame that you only dedicated 30mins to experiencing all that we have to offer at the Centre. At that pace, it would be very difficult appreciate over 3 hours of personalised audio tours, all of the 77 points of interest documented in the Colour guide book, climbing the Canopy tower, exploring the 900m... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited another tree top walk way down by Innisfail and it was a fraction of the price, found this one extremely over priced and praying on the traveler who hasn't seen something like this else where. Not worth the extreme $32 per person.

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

Thanks for your comments. Although our iconic Canopy Tower and Aerial walkways are extremely popular with visitors to the Daintree, the Centre offers SO much more than just a "treetop walk". Not only do we offer visitors the chance to see the world's oldest rainforest from all perspectives, from the top of the Canopy Tower to the forest floor, we... More

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