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Daintree Discovery Centre
Cow Bay, Cairns Area

Admission Costs and Entry Information

07 4098 9171
0417 668 418
info@discoverthedaintree.com
www.discoverthedaintree.com

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Description

A multi-award winner, the 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.

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From the top of the 23 metre high Canopy Tower you can check out 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 - a great hit with the kids and the creek ecology display has fish, frogs and turtles and a reptile display.

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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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome. New self-guided Audio Tour (suit children four - nine years) now available.

Disabled:
There is access for guests with a disability. There is wheel chair access from the reception area, across the Aerial Walkway to the Interpretive Display Centre and the base of the Canopy Tower. Special drop off area in car park for guests with a disability.

Other Facilities:
Whether you are with a pre-organised tour group of travelling independently there is a wealth of things to see and do. One popular option is to do a self-guided walk using their world-class audio guides, available in six languages - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

Further Details:
This rainforest attraction is located 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River Ferry. The world-class interpretive facility has Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation and is recognised as a world leader in eco-tourism. The fantastic 23 metre high Canopy Tower and Aerial Walkway are essential viewing. Audio Guides are available in eight languages - English, Cantonese, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish and Mandarin.
Children's Self-Guided Audio Tour (suit 4 - 9 years) now available in English only.

With experienced staff, a large indoor interpretive display area, the latest touch screen technology, an audiovisual theatre and sweeping, all weather verandahs, the Centre offers information on birds, butterflies, cassowaries, crocodiles and much more.

The latest interpretive displays focus on growing public interest in all things associated with Global Warming. As part of the Climate Change story, a series of 'mega fauna' are used to show the link between the decline of the pre-historic species and radical changes in the Earth's climate. Visitors can explore these theories via informative displays and a series of DVDs that explain in detail.

The Centre's Carbon Offset/Bio-sequestration project continues and James Cook Uni's Micromet Weather Station which measures climate induced changes in carbon storage now feeds into a display at the Interpretive Centre so visitors can monitor the results in real time.
The Centre an accredited Wet Tropics Visitor Information Centre, has Advanced Eco-Tourism Accreditation and is a Planet Safe Partner.

How To Get There:
A two hour drive north from Cairns or a 60 minute drive north from Port Douglas, the Discovery Centre is 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River Ferry on the way to Cape Tribulation. It is a sealed road all the way - you do not need a four wheel drive.

Tariff Information:
For group booking prices please contact the operator.


Entry Costs

EntryCostValid FromInclusions
Adult$32.00   01 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15   Includes: Self-guided Audio Tour (available in 8 languages - English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin) 48 page Interpretive Guide Book valued at AUD9.95 Return entry for 7 days
Child
(Aged 5-17)
$16.00   01 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15   Includes: Self-guided Audio Tour (available in 8 languages - English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin) 48 page Interpretive Guide Book valued at AUD9.95 Return entry for 7 days New Child Audio tour (suit 5 - 9 years) now available!
Concession$28.50   01 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15   Includes: Self-guided Audio Tour (available in 8 languages - English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin) 48 page Interpretive Guide Book valued at AUD9.95 Return entry for 7 days
Family$78.00   01 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15   Includes: Self-guided Audio Tour (available in 8 languages - English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin) 48 page Interpretive Guide Book valued at AUD9.95 Return entry for 7 days New - Child Audio tour (suit 5 - 9 years) now available!

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Cape Tribulation Road
Corner of Tulip Oak Road
Cow Bay
Queensland 4873 Australia

Contact Details

07 4098 9171
0417 668 418

 
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* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator . All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.



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