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“Overpriced”

Daintree Discovery Centre
Ranked #1 of 4 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
australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

For $64 per couple I felt this place was way overpriced. The mossman gorge was better value and free entry. The gorge had more extensive rainforest walkways (2.4kms), compared to 900 ms at the daintree. Not a fan of audio tours and suggest a lesser entry fee for people not wanting the audio tour. No variety if food at the daintree cafe. A basic as which $7.50.


Visited June 2014
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1 Thank sbgilly
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DDCmktg, Marketing Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Fortunately there a number of attractions/venues/options available and they all offer something different - hopefully there is something to suit everyone’s taste and budget. I am sorry you ‘are not a fan of audio tours’ but they are particularly popular with people who are keen to learn more about their environment in an entertaining and informative way and especially helpful for overseas visitors who don’t speak English. (The audios are available in 8 languages, plus an Aboriginal tour narrated by a local Kuku Yalanji woman, and another created especially for children. Thank you for your comments.
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Eagle River, AK
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8 attraction reviews
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“Interesting and informative”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We had poked around the Daintree Rain Forest for a few days before going to the Discovery Centre, but it was still a revelation to see so much more, especially the different levels of the forest and the canopy, and to learn from the audio tour. The Aboriginal information is a great addition, and we really enjoyed listening to the recordings of the various bird songs and sounds, too. Don't rush through here--it's well worth taking your time, not just to listen to all the stops on the audio tour, but to sit and listen to the forest itself and to see what comes into sight as you sit still and watch all that is going on around you.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Huntingtons
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DDCmktg, Marketing Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Thanks for your insightful feedback. Listening for specific bird calls is often the best way to locate many of our rainforest birds. Although brightly coloured some, such as the beautiful Wompoo Pigeon, are quite hard to spot unless they are on the move. If you have the time to sit and listen it is surprising what you will discover. We hope you will call in again when you next visit the Daintree.
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A gem of a find in the rainforest”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I've been to the Daintree a few times before, but somehow had missed the Discovery Centre. I wish I'd been there before - it was fascinating, beautifully laid out and provided some exciting up close encounters with nature. I'd highly recommend it. The audio guides were well done.

Visited May 2014
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DDCmktg, Marketing Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Daintree Discovery Centre and now that you know where we are we hope you will come again. Thanks for taking the time to post such great feedback on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate it.
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

A beautiful little piece of the rain forest with heaps of information about the amazing flora and fauna of the area. We saw a cassowary on our subsequent visit and it is well worth returning free of charge within 7 days of your first visit which makes the fairly pricey entrance fee ultimately good value. Also proceeds go towards supporting the rainforest. Friendly and interesting staff.

Visited May 2014
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DDCmktg, Marketing Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
What a thrill to see a cassowary during your visit to the Daintree Discovery Centre! Apparently only 1 in 400 visitors actually see a cassowary in its natural habitat when visiting the World Heritage Wet Tropics area of far north Queensland so you were very lucky. A fantastic experience that will never be forgotten! Thank you for sharing it with others.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Good audio guide, felt artificial”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

You pay 20 something per adult and get an audio guide which is very informative and interesting. The ticket gets you free re entry later.

The centre is well maintained and pretty, with a high and low walkway, and a canopy tower and some fish/reptiles in cages. There's a pretty creek which runs through.

We preferred the walk routes such as the longer jindalba walk nearby where - although rougher, there was wildlife to be spotted. The discovery centre was very shiny and maintained in comparison and more tailored for the tamer walkers.

There was a gigantic golden orb weaving spider near the entrance though so be sure not to miss it!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Xiao L
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DDCmktg, Marketing Manager at Daintree Discovery Centre, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Glad you enjoyed the Golden Orb spider! When the sun hits their web it is an awe-inspiring experience! Thanks for your comments.
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