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Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre

Cow Bay, QLD

National Parks
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Address: Tulip Oak Rd, Cow Bay QLD 4873, Australia How do we get there? Number: 7 4098 9171
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About this activity

Did you know that the Daintree Rainforest is often thought of as the oldest tropical rainforest in the entire world? That's a pretty impressive feat!  The oldest part is thought ot be over 150 million years old!

So of course it makes for a great family day out, filled with nature, history and wonder!

The Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre is a great place to visit to learn all about this amazing part of the world. The center is a wet tropics eco tourism centre that features great information on the lush environment that surrounds you. 

Just as well - because there is so much to learn! The Daintree Rainforest actually has some of the oldest (and most interesting!) species on the planet - from planets to animals. Keep a look out for the oldest flowering plant species that we know about - the Idiot fruit (Yep, that's it's real name!), as well as the prehistoric Cassowary. They're very colourful, so you should be able to spot one of two! 

The rainforest is a HUGE place, so what's great about the Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre is that is allows you to really explore every level of the rainforest - from the forest floor right up to the tops of the canopies. 

There are extensive outdoor displays as well as an interior with fun touch screen exhibits and theatre presentations. There are also elevated walkways and aerial boardwalks for a different rainforest experience and superb views!

There is so much to learn about the Daintree Rainforest that you might find yourself heading back to try and soak up more information - plus it's one of the most amazing places in the country!

Take your camera! 

Activity location


Discovery Centre is an easy two-hour drive north of Cairns

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How much does it cost?






$18 (Ages 5 to 17)



$34 for seniors / students


Free Under

4 years


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Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre FAQ’s

The Daintree is protected, so the centre love to educate on what conservation projects they are working on. Help them out and follow any rules that they have - its in the interest of the animals and forest!

Prams are welcome as it's very accessible

There is a cafe on site offering hot and cold snacks and drinks.

You get a seven day free return with a standard pass.

Shop offers a wide range of products including locally made jewelry, beautifully hand crafted pottery, eco-style clothing, rainforest reference books, children's story books and rainforest souvenirs.

They love having group tours, so just give them a call to discuss what you would like to experience and how many students

Prams are welcome as it's very accessible

You are more than welcome to bring a picnic lunch that you can enjoy - and make it as healthy as you like!

There is access for those in wheelchairs!

The walkways are limited to 1km to preserve the forest, and there are 4 self-guided walks. They are perfect for all levels of fitness too!

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