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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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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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Day in the Daintree

Great adventure. Good jnformation on Australian flora & fauna in beautiful surroundings. We finished off with authentic bush tucker platter which was tasty & unusual & the gift... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Belinda I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth the entry. You get the learn a lot about this diverse local rainforest. We even see a python while we were there! Take the steps up the canopy tower to see the view from the top and other lower characteristics such as the vines, epiphytes and buttress roots!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

By the time you pay the barge crossing fee and $32 per adult the overall experience isn't value for money. As others have said there are many free walks around the daintree that are beautiful. As they let you know they are not government funded but cost still appears high for what you get.. Didn't see one bird, butterfly or... More 

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Thank Paul R
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thanks for taking the time to review, Queensland doesn't charge visitors to visit their National Parks as other states do so to cover the running cost of the ferry the council charges a fee. As you rightly put we have no funding or services (no electricity/water/sewerage) so to run our Multi award winning Interpretive Centre we also charge... More 

Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before we even walked in the Centre we saw a big Cassowary coming toward the car park. Seeing the Cassowary made my day.In the Discovery Centre everything was documented clearly (easy to do with the audio guide) and the discovery centre was informative. Great view from the top of tower and I could check my phone as well, the only... More 

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Thank Erika D
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the great rating and review, how awesome that you got to see a cassowary. We really appreciate your feedback, Happy holidays. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

30 mins and you're done. I could walk round the rainforest anywhere up here, no view from the tower.

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Thank Andy M
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review, yes you can walk around our multi award winning Discovery Centre in 30mins but that's not what the Centre is all about. Its an opportunity to get information on the Worlds Oldest Lowland rainforest as well as access from the ground right to the top of the trees. Most people spend at least... More 

Mackay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If your into information and a DIY experience then I guess it was ok - handed a guided speaker thing and shown the door. Customer service was lacking and wasn't great value. I felt I got the same experience from the free board walk only a couple of meters down the road as I'm not into moving random dinosaurs in... More 

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Thank Ben M
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review, we are a self guided facility which we find most people prefer but we understand isn't for everyone, we pride ourselves in outstanding customer service so I am sorry you didn't experience that while visiting the Centre but glad you did enjoy the snake displays, Lilly our Green Tree Python is a favourite.... More 

Gympie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were blown away by the whole experience. Firstly, as two seniors, the entrance fee was very fair with the self guided personal audios and informative booklet (included in the price) - many other places cost far more. The staff were very friendly and totally enthusiastic about the place - another plus! The walk through the forest at ground level... More 

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Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Barbara for a wonderful rating, we really appreciate you taking the time to review our Centre and glad you had a great time. We hope you had a lovely holiday in FNQ. More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We first visited this centre on our honeymoon 8 years ago! This time we returned with our young kids! We thought it was expensive for what it was. The dinosaurs made a a bit more interesting for the kids but we still thought it was too expensive! In reality we could have experienced the Daintree through any number of bush... More 

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Thank tjw77
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review, we are glad you got the chance to return to the Daintree and our Centre, I'm sure you will appreciate the changes that have been made since your last visit. Our Centre has no government funding so we charge our carefully monitored entry fee so people are able to experience the rainforest from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great adventure. Good jnformation on Australian flora & fauna in beautiful surroundings. We finished off with authentic bush tucker platter which was tasty & unusual & the gift store was full of treasures to take home to family & friends

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived at lunch time and spent 2 hours on a leisurely gantry walk. Everything was documented clearly and the discovery centre was informative. Great view from the top of tower over the top of the trees. Finished the day with a bush tucker selection.

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Thank Garry R
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the great rating and review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and got to try our Bush Tucker Platter, isn't nature wonderful :) More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Daintree Discovery Centre provides a refreshing and extremely informative introduction to the oldest rainforest in the world. From the animated Minmi dinosaur that greets you in the car park to the observation tower emerging from the rainforest canopy, this place is spectacular and full of interest. Lots of models of Australian dinosaurs and other long-extinct fauna share the forest with... More 

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Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for an awesome review we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience in this unique part of the world. We hope you had a wonderful time in the Daintree and wish you happy holidays :) More 

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