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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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A very exciting visit to the rainforest. The concept is good and the surroundings are perfect. Alot of information and a very friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ken C
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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Ballarat, Australia
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very expensive for an hours visit ($32). But if you like all things rain-forest its ok. It all seemed a little outdated and old, but maybe that was nature taking back control. Didn't see value for money but hopefully my money will go towards some of the projects they are doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were very friendly and informative.I came out of there with a lot more knowledge of a beautiful rainforest than when I went in.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very exciting visit to the rainforest. The concept is good and the surroundings are perfect. Alot of information and a very friendly staff.

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Thank Ken C
Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reel great place to spend a few hour learning about the rain forest and walking though it, great to see how we can help to protect this important place

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Darwin, Australia
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352 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Daintree Discovery Centre offers an interesting and informative entre to the Daintree rainforest. While the $32 admission for adults sounds quite a lot, as a tourist I do recognise that there are significant costs associated with providing an attraction like this. The self-guided tour was very good, and the various paths through the forest highlighted the diversity there. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another well run operation - the brochure that lead us there made the place seem much larger than actual. Friendly staff provided audio guides for all of us to listen to along the way as you walk; bit of a pain to carry around your neck; did not use it very much except for the 5 year old who listened... More 

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Thank markT4404SB
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to make this our first stop on our Daintree visit so we could learn about the rainforest before stepping out on our own. The positives - the staff are really friendly and knowledgable; the audio guides and books are informative; you get a nice view from the tower. Sadly, we didn't see any birds, insects or animals. The... More 

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Thank Carry-0ns
DDCmktg, Marketing Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review. We are so glad you thoroughly enjoyed our knowledgable staff, our informative audio guides and guide books and the fantastic view from the top of the tower. So it's a shame you thought to only give two stars :( So delighted you got to see the male and his chicks that usually spend a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent hours here doing the audio guided walks which take you into the canopy, up the tower to above the canopy and along the rainforest floor. We saw lots of birds and bugs and learnt a lot about the local wildlife.

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

Hi and thanks for the great review and rating. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at the Centre and we can't wait to have you come visit us in the Daintree again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Daintree Discovery Centre was amazing. The kids loved it and they had audio guides specially designed for the kids. The entire centre was so well designed, informative and interesting for all ages. It is very economically priced and great value for money too.

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

Hello and thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for other travellers. We are excited to hear that the children enjoyed their time at the Centre and that you thought the admission was great value. We hope you enjoyed your time in the North and we can't wait for you to visit the Daintree... More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Daintree Discovery Centre is a must for anyone wanting to understand and obtain a deeper relationship with old growth forests and current day life. The Centre is perfect example of why World Heritage Sites are so important to us all. The information is precise and researched in collaboration with James Cook University to give up to date and relevant... More 

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