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DAINTREE DISCOVERY CENTRE

 

The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. To find out more about this World Heritage wilderness a good place to start is the Daintree Discovery Centre.

A multi-award winner, including the prestigious TNQ Tourism Award for Ecotourism, it’s a world class interpretive facility nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kms north of the Daintree River.

The Centre is a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting the area where you can experience one of Australia’s last remaining pockets of low-land 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 check out spectacular orchids and if you’re lucky you might just spot a python curled up in a giant basket fern. When the figs are ripening you can photograph Double-eyed Fig Parrots feeding in the top of the trees.

The spectacular Aerial Walkway provides unprecedented access to the mid level rainforest, including people who are physically challenged or in wheel chairs. It is a great place to watch for the gorgeous Buff Breasted Kingfisher or the colourful Wompoo Pigeon. You might also 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.

Self guided audio tours now feature an indigenous section that tells the story of the traditional owners – interesting information of how the traditional local Aboriginal people made good use of the plants, animals and natural features of the rainforest. Audio guides are available in 6 languages and a 48 page interpretive guide book is included as part of your entry fee.

Winner of the Steve Irwin Ecotourism Award at the Queensland Tourism Awards in November 2007.

Contact Details

AddressCnr Cape Tribulation Rd & Tulip Oak Rd, Cow Bay, Queensland, 4873, Australia
Phone(07) 4098 9171
Fax(07) 4098 9171
Websitewww.daintree-rec.com.au
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