Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree Discovery Centre
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Science MuseumsNature & Wildlife Areas
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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, Cassowary Circuit, Bushtucker Trail and Jurassic Forest allow visitors to explore every level, from the forest floor to the top of the canopy. Entry includes a 68 page Guide book and Audio Guides in 8 languages, a childrens and Indigenous Audio, are a hit with all 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. *Please note at this time, you can only visit the Daintree Discovery Centre if you have pre-booked your ticket. You must show your booking confirmation at the Daintree River Ferry crossing.
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BoardingPass558970
Cairns, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Daintree Discovery Centre is a must do for every tourist and local.Set in the oldest rainforest in the world ,it is worth a whole day of exploring,learning and immersing in an ancient beautiful lush rainforest.The 23 meter canopy tower and aerial walkway gives you a birds eye view with sightings of native birds ,butterflies,if lucky even a cassowary.The audio tour and the booklet is very informative and gives you a great appreciation of this amazing part of the world.The staff are very welcoming and helpful,so much so that I ended up with a very flat tyre lucky for me Pete one of the guides changed my tyre in the RAIN .Where would you get that customer service ? Thanks Pete for saving the day I owe you a slab of Great Northern,you're a legend.
Written 16 February 2024
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Well that's a great review for our Centre and our Customer service! We are so pleased you had a great time at the Centre and Peter was able to help you in a tricky situation. We really appreciate your visit.
Written 18 February 2024
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Chris
Brisbane, Australia40 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The price of admission is quite dear for what you actually get in return. I understand this isint a zoo, however I like to get value for money, and feel I didn’t get it here. A lot of better places to discover in the area. Staff were friendly and informative.
Written 28 January 2024
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Hi There, I am not sure when you visited our Centre but we have been closed since the 13th December due to the effects of Cyclone Jasper and subsequent flooding. I hope when we reopen you are able to visit again and see all the improvements. I'm pleased our staff were attentive to your needs.
Written 29 January 2024
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anastasia_hiker
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Absolutely amazing set up and experience, and worth making the time and effort for. You learn heaps about the Daintree Rainforest with the recording devices they have there and all the info boards. It is terribly overpriced; entry fees, food and drinks though. It is very tourist targeted, meaning a coffee is expensive!
Written 14 December 2023
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Thank you for leaving your review and we are so pleased you had a great time. Our pricing is closely monitored, we are a privately owned business in an off grid, remote area, your entry fee not only ensures we remain open all year round, but contributes to rainforest research and conservation. I am sure you are aware of the damage cyclone Jasper has caused in this area, we are currently closed as are the roads, but we hope to get back to normal operations as soon as possible. We hope you can come and visit FNQ again soon.
Written 20 December 2023
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Graham P
Melton Mowbray, UK556 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Ok you can walk in a rainforest in many places; both in Aus and around the world. We have experienced both so felt this visit to be a tad overpriced for what it gave.
The walks are informative by way of the headphones and well-signed prompts. The kids will love the dinosaurs....we didn't!
Vegetation and the tower were good experiences but the attempt to highlight some of the indigenous animals fell quite flat at times. Looking at other reviews I tend to agree that the animal areas were not worth the money although perhaps our visit to the Crocodile Farm tipped us this way?
Interesting but not a "must do" attraction I would say.
Written 5 December 2023
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Thanks for taking the time to review our Discovery Centre and we appreciate your feedback. We do try and have sometime to interest everyone, we only keep a small selection of insects, reptiles and fish, as our core attraction is the rainforest. Every entry ensures we remain open 364 days of the year, contributes to rainforest research and conservation, so we really appreciate your visit.
Written 8 December 2023
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Shane S
Sydney, Australia35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Was up there recently. $78 for both of us. I am unclear how you can charge this much. It is not value for money. It might be educational and informative for a bus load of primary school kids but not for adults. More can be achieved on your own trek. No need to reply.
Written 27 November 2023
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Thanks for your review, and I would like to reply. As a privately run business, our Centre not only allows access and information for all ages to every part of the rainforest, from the top of the trees to the forest floor, but your entry fee ensures we remain open 364 days of the year and contributes to rainforest research and conservation. Sorry it wasn't an experience you enjoyed, we hope you had a great time in the Daintree.
Written 28 November 2023
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BG94
London, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit! Staff were friendly, well set up with audio guide and different areas taking you through the rainforest so learnt a lot!
Written 22 November 2023
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Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate your visit and are pleased you had a wonderful time.
Written 23 November 2023
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Alec G
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
For $40 each its ridiculously overpriced when you could do one of the free walks further on. I am also disgusted that even with that high price for entry all of the reptile enclosures were disgusting with fecals (poo) in almost everyone and most had no access to water due to it being empty let alone the enclosures overalll set up. Seeing as snakes dont eat every day let alone weekly it suggests that they have not even been checked on or cared for for at lest a week. For a place that prides itself on connecting to the rainforest this is appalling welfare and standards. Woud not go here and i will never be going back.
Unfortunately didnt think to get photos.
Written 1 November 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to review our Discovery Centre, whilst we are not a zoo we do have a small collection of insects, reptiles and fish. We appreciate some people do not like seeing animals in captivity, but can assure you that our enclosures are cleaned daily, and our animals are cared for under very strict guidelines. I will pass your comments onto our team for their feedback. We have no funding other than the entry fee, which also contributes to rainforest research and conservation, so your visit is much appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Daintree.
Written 2 November 2023
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SwogDog
Dubbo, Australia80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Great place to start learning about the Daintree Rainforest. Walks are easy and informative. Staff very friendly. Bit expensive
Written 18 October 2023
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Thank you for your review and for visiting our Discovery Centre. We are so pleased you had a great time, every entry contributes to rainforest research and conservation, so your visit is much appreciated.
Written 19 October 2023
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limeclaw
Perth, Australia2,651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Walk amongst the Daintree forest tree tops on the nicely set out walkways and enjoy the trees and plant life, with a few surprises along the way like the Cassowary.

The head phones that are provided are great, you can go at your own pace and stop and press the button to hear information about the stop and what plant species you are looking at, which is every informative.

So many beautiful plants, trees and insects to explore. Lots of bird life. The walk ways and well designed. The tower has great views (as well a good phone reception), so many things to explore, a feast for the eyes and the senses.
Written 11 October 2023
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Thank you so much for this wonderful and informative review. We are so pleased you had a great time and thank you for your visit.
Written 12 October 2023
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Samantha F
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Staff were friendly and welcoming. We used our ticket to return the following day and found that this was a good way to see what we had missed the first time round.
I would recommend more than one day for those travelling with young children.
The guidebook and audio guide gave a lot of interesting information.
The dinosaur exhibit was a little run down, probably due to the models being exposed to the elements.
Written 30 September 2023
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Thanks for the wonderful review, we are so pleased you had a great time and got to use the free return pass. We have new Dino's on the way plus a Muttaburrasaurus, which is one of Queenslands 5 emblems. Really appreciate your visit.
Written 2 October 2023
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