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Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay

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A multi-award winner, Daintree Discovery Centre is nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River. The Centre is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the area and where you can experience the rainforest at every level - from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy. From the top of the 23 metre high Canopy Tower you can see spectacular orchids and if you're lucky you might just spot a python curled up in a giant basket fern. The spectacular Aerial Walkway provides unprecedented access to the mid level rainforest. You may see a Cassowary with a clutch of chicks wandering along the creek below. The Display Centre has a DVD theatre with films on conservation, cassowaries, crocodiles and more. Interactive computer kiosks have animated DVD's and the Jurassic Forest walk, featuring simulated life-like dinosaurs from 100 million years ago to more recent mega fauna. Self guided audio tours feature interesting information of how the traditional local Aboriginal people made good use of the natural features of the rainforest.
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  • The entry price does not match the experience, Overall the centre looks run down and in need of some TLC. The Audio is okay but nothing outstanding. Head shaking Dinosaur, unimpressed, If you're... 
    The entry price does not match the experience, Overall the centre looks run down and in need of some TLC. The Audio is okay but nothing outstanding. Head shaking Dinosaur, unimpressed, If you're...  more »
  • I was looking forward to visiting the Discovery Centre, the website looked very good and my 2 year old loves dinosaurs. I was very disappointed. We hired a car for the day to visit and with the cost....  more
    I was looking forward to visiting the Discovery Centre, the website looked very good and my 2 year old loves dinosaurs. I was very disappointed. We hired a car for the day to visit and with the cost....  more »
  • We loved this visit, we took the self guided audio tour and made our own way around the walkway. There are lots of information boards along the track, we read the ones that interested us and skimmed.....  more
    We loved this visit, we took the self guided audio tour and made our own way around the walkway. There are lots of information boards along the track, we read the ones that interested us and skimmed.....  more »
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  • Amazing place to learn about the forest plants/trees insects, animals and bush tucker. Once paid the fee of $37 each adult admission, you are given a hand-held audio device and booklet to explore, the surrounds. Its very informative and I found it interesting, but I have done this now and don't think I would visit again. Some very interesting facts though. Still I feel it is worth a visit if you have not done so already. Just be patient and give yourself time to walk around and listen to the audio.
  • Amazing family day out, at least 2hr to experience all it has to offer love all the things that the kids can interact with lots of stuff for all ages to enjoy. Even in the 🌧 weather. They have toilets and a fantastic Cafe with lots to enjoy.
  • We visited today with an extended family group including two Grannies, two parents in their 40’s and 3 energetic and inquisitive boys aged 8,10 and 11. Having been in Cairns for almost a week and having been to the reef and lots of other or Cairns’ top tourist attractions we came with very high hopes and were not disappointed. The discovery centre was incredible, and it is exactly that, a discovery centre. Take the time out to spend a few hours here to really spend time learning and soaking up the remarkable Daintree rainforest. We were so impressed by Pete and his team and their willingness to take time to answer questions and share their experiences. The self guided audio tour is excellent as is the tree top walk and there is so much to see, learn and do. We will definitely be back.
  • Expensive, $55 for two people. They give you the impression that the walkways are longer than they are. There is a tower to climb for a good view over the treetops. If you want to learn a lot about the flora and fauna there is a recorded commentary in different languages but if you just want to see the forest then skip this and drive past it where you will find walks you can do for free. Also further along the road towards Cape Trib Beach House there are more walks you can take through the forest, a 45 min circuit walk plus a walk through to the beach. If you have little boys who are into dinosaurs then you will see some moving models along the walks at this place. Otherwise l would give it a miss and save your money to get a meal at the Cape Trib Beach house.
  • We loved this place. The viewing platform above the rainforest canopy makes it feel like you’re on an island in an ocean of green, and when you get away from other people (and the road, which is near the strangler fig) the silence is profound. Losing a star because they have an espresso machine but couldn’t sell coffee for some reason. We were there when it was dry and sunny. It rains a lot in rain forests, pack a waterproof shell just in case because it’s worth being here regardless of the wet.

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