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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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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Well planned rainforest walk.

Friendly staff provide you with all you need to experience the rainforest around you. The audio guide and the informative booklet and displays are outstanding. Freedom to wander... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff provide you with all you need to experience the rainforest around you. The audio guide and the informative booklet and displays are outstanding. Freedom to wander where you desire. Interactive displays enjoyed by young and old. Middle of the day meant a lack of animal or bird spotting. Pre-historic connection to today's environment was fun and informative.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great way to see the rainforest. You get a guide book and an audio tour and it's goid so that you know what you're looking at. Thr tower is good for getting up to the canopy level to see the birds your hearing and the aerial walkway is good for looking down from above.

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Thank Jacki H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were very pressed for time when we visited the Daintree Discovery Centre. This turned out to be no problem as you can move throughout the area at your own pace! The 23m tower was a highlight... viewing the Daintree from the top of the canopy is unique and amazing and with landings all the way down, you can view... More 

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Sunshine Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is not massive but if you are interested in learning about the rainforest it has lots of information. The audio guides captured our young kids attention for probably half an hour and then they were happy to just explore without listening to them (I lasted about the same time). My husband however has an interest in trees and... More 

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Thank Sarah M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Top attraction for the Daintree if you want to know everything about the Daintree National Forest. Absolutely worth your while.

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

Absolutely appreciated :) Thank you More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent one and a half hours immersed in this beautiful ancient rainforest seeing it from all levels thanks to the five levels of the viewing tower. There was a great self guided aerial walk with digital audio that was full of fascinating information. Staff were really lovely and there was a very nice cafe. To top it all, we... More 

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

Thanks for the awesome rating a review, our staff really appreciate your comments. Happy holidays More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great for adults and children. Well designed informative centre. Lots of information very interesting.

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

Thanks for the great rating and review :) More 

Manyana NSW Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

we were very impressed with the overall layout & presentation of the site. Staff were all very friendly & knowledgeable. We returned a day or two later, after doing all the free boardwalks, to have all our questions answered in a professional manner. All the negative comments from some makes one wonder why they left home! Excellent coffee was a... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely review, we really appreciate your visit :) More 

Lubbock, TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are heading to the Daintree national park and are thinking of visiting the discover center, then do yourself a favor and skip this attraction. It's overpriced at $32 per person. The amount of information included in the guide book and audio guide are overwhelming, especially when there are so many other people crowded around listening or reading. The... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review and express your opinion. Our Centre showcases the Daintree Rainforest as an untouched ancient lowland rainforest not the Atherton Tablelands. We are confused by your comments as we are an information based interpretive centre with a tremendous amount of rainforest information, our new Jurassic section gives people an understanding of how ancient... More 

Marian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was well presented and very much educational. It was easy to follow and the little radios we carried were a wonderful tool to help. The staff were super friendly and made us feel welcome. I would so recommend this to anyone who is thinking of going.

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

Thanks for the great rating and review, we really appreciate your comments. Happy holidays. More 

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