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“Expensive but worth it!”

Daintree Discovery Centre
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Cow Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 1, 2012

This was a neat place. Great way to see the rainforest without drugging through the canopy floor and possibly hurting yourself. The walkways were convenient and made experiencing the rainforest enjoyable even though it was pouring "cats and dogs".

I especially enjoyed the high tower you can climb and get a 360 view of Daintree rainforest. I think it was worth the money because I probably won't see Australia again for another 5-10 years.

Bring the little ones and give them a better appreciation for ecology and the environment.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Fascinating walk through the rainforest with a good audio and written guide.....the cassowaries were playing hide and seek though!

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

What a surprise it was to find this Rainforest Wonderland and so user friendly. The electronic audio handset gave a first class presentation and the friendly and helpful staff made the experience more enjoyable. As a North Queenslander who thought he new it all, I learnt heaps and all but the tower was wheelchair accessible, which meant my wife could enjoy most of it also. The cafe and coffee was a bonus, as one is ready for food after the drive to this point.

3  Thank Merv C
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

A fabulous way of learning about, and experiencing, the Daintree rainforest. We only wished we'd realised just how much there was to experience here - we could easily have spent another two hours here, on top of the one we had planned into our itinerary. There is a level walk about halfway between the canopy and the forest floor, which is the only part which is suitable for wheelchair users and those who are less able, as there are many steps on the other paths and up to the canopy tower. That said, the audio commentary (which has an Australian voice followed by an optional Aboriginal perspective on each of the items) was really easy to use and very, very informative. There is also an impressive book which gives information on other – numbered – items, which are not included in the audio commentary. Add to this the many exhibits and films (long and short) in the interpretive centre and we were spoiled for choice as to how to use the limited time available to us. I’m definitely going to try to make it back, as I missed out on so much.

1  Thank rrickyuk
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here so we came back the next day. We did the audio tour on the first trip which was great, including some the aboriginal insights, but not the second- that was time just to absorb the energy of the place more. Saw lots of beautiful butterflies when sitting quietly up the top of the lookout- just take your time and be rewarded. Lots of great photo opportunities, especially from the lookout. Don't forget to get your booklet stamped in case you want to come back- its free the second time. Good souvenirs and cafe.

1  Thank Sahara D
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