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Daintree Discovery Centre

#1 of 4 things to do in Cow Bay Features Animals
Cnr Cape Tribulation Rd & Tulip Oak Rd, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4098 9171
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Well worth a visit

We are pleased that this was our first stop after crossing the Daintree River. The $35 entrance fee... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Adrian S
via mobile
Not a Theme Park

If you are the sort of person who wants instant on tap entertainment, this attraction is not for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Veronica B
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“canopy tower” (105 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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Cnr Cape Tribulation Rd & Tulip Oak Rd, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 7 4098 9171
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are pleased that this was our first stop after crossing the Daintree River. The $35 entrance fee seemed a bit steep at first, until we went around the centre. We have travelled widely around the world and consider this is good value. You can...More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are the sort of person who wants instant on tap entertainment, this attraction is not for you. If you are prepared to stop, look, listen and read you will gain much from your experience at the Discovery Centre As an added extra you...More

Thank Veronica B
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great rating and review. Hope you had a fantastic holiday.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an enjoyable walk through the rainforest with both reading and audio tours available. There are walks of different lengths as well as areas that will appeal more to kids. After a walk, enjoy the "Tastes of the Rainforest" offer in the cafe! It...More

Thank CadetKiddo
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the awesome rating and review, we are glad you had a great time in the Daintree and our Centre and enjoyed the Bush Tucker Platter. Happy holidays :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to learn and see. If you don't like reading (because you forgot your glasses like me) there is audio too 😂 the staff are friendly and helpful as well as informative. Highly recommend!

Thank Angie P
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review, we really appreciate your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The discovery centre is a fantastic place to visit to learn all about the Daintree Rain Forest and the animals and plants surrounding you. The 23 meter observation tower provides beautiful views if the Daintree. There is so much to do! So glad we went!

Thank Heather C
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you came! Thanks for the great review and we hope you had a fantastic holiday in FNQ.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was great fun and informative. Loved the moving dinosaurs and the exhibits along the way. It was wet and a bit slippery when we went so you needed to be careful where you put your feet. We noted the videos of the big snakes...More

Thank Monique B
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great rating and review, we are glad you all enjoyed the Discovery Centre and the Bush Tucker Platter. We hope you had a great holiday.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tons of information well worth it! You can go back the next day too because it is hard to see and listen to everything in one day.

Thank kriddell05
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank for the great rating and review, we are so happy you had a great time. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to learn about the Daintree ecosystem. The animals and plants are in their natural environment and not cultivated - they can come and go. The Interprative Centre was extremely well done. Only problem was that so many visitors means that...More

Thank Merrik98
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review and wonderful comments. Our wildlife is very shy, the key is to spend as much time as you can here as it is all out there! Thank for your visit and we hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy access with good parking facilities and toilets. The centre has pleasant staff, lovely small selection of food and drinks. in their cosy cafe.Would recommend the Davidson Plum smoothie,Yum! As pensioners , and my husband disabled, we were charged a modest fee for entry which...More

Thank IcecoldinAlex
Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and the lovely review, we are glad you and your husband had a great time, the Davidson Plum smoothie is a favourite and you were adventurous enough to try it! Thanks again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited the centre only to be very disappointed, it was not what we were expecting at all after visiting the likes of Mossman Gorge ect. Whilst it was educational I feel it is much more suited to children and we...More

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Abi R, Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are a multi award winning Rainforest Interpretive Centre giving people the only opportunity to access the Worlds Oldest Lowland Rainforest from the forest floor to the tops of the trees. As well as providing a huge amount of information we also give people an...More

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