DAINTREE RAINFOREST TOURS AND DISCOVERY CENTRE
If you are looking for a beautiful and natural location to visit on your holiday in far north Queensland, the lush and tranquil Daintree Rainforest is always a great place to relax and explore for an experience you will never forget, and one of our Daintree Rainforest tours, is one of the best ways to experience this natural gem.
The Daintree Rainforest is widely accepted as the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. The oldest part, north of the Daintree River is estimated to be over 150 million years old! The Daintree Rainforest is home to some of the oldest and most interesting plant and animal species on the planet. As you venture across the Daintree River you may come across prehistoric cassowaries and the oldest flowering plants species known as Idiot fruit. There are many interesting things to see in the Daintree Rainforest, so step back into a prehistoric era, drop into the Daintree Discovery Centre and learn all about the weird and wonderful things you can see.
We invite you to visit the Daintree Discovery Centre, an award-winning world class interpretive facility that allows visitors easy access to every level of the Daintree Rainforest; from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy.
Established in 1989 the centre is widely recognised as a leader in the field of ecotourism, and in particular, environmental conservation. It provides an excellent introduction to the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest. The Daintree Discovery Centre is located in the heart of the Daintree rainforest, an easy 2 hour drive north of Cairns along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world.
The centre features many great facilities and attractions to explore including:
- Audio Tours
- 23 metre high Canopy Tower
- Aerial Walkway
- Interpretive Display Centre
- Rainforest Boardwalks
- Coffee Shop & Souvenir Store
The Daintree Discovery Centre is the number 1 attraction in the Daintree. View the centre’s interactive map for a closer look at the attractions available. Have you been looking for a Daintree Rainforest tour? We also provide an audio Daintree Rainforest tour included as part of the entry fee for you to enjoy! We have so many natural wonders on display, so don’t miss out on the wonderful opportunity to explore everything the Daintree Discovery Centre has to offer on your visit to the Daintree Rainforest.
The Daintree Discovery Centre is one of the best places to visit to see a wild cassowary in its natural habitat because our centre is located in the middle of the ‘Cassowary Corridor’. Cassowaries are the third tallest and second heaviest birds in the world with brilliant black and blue neck wattles and a tall ‘casque’ or helmet on the top of their heads. They are impressive birds to see in person, especially if you are lucky enough to come across them in the wild.
At the Daintree Discovery Centre you may be lucky enough to see one or more of these amazing birds wandering along the creek, foraging for fallen fruit. They may even have a clutch of chicks in tow. Truly a once in a lifetime experience!
Have you been searching for Daintree Rainforest tours to fully absorb yourself in knowledge about this beautiful rainforest? Audio tours are the best way to learn about the tranquil surroundings at the Daintree Rainforest which is why we have included audio Daintree Rainforest tours for free as part of your entry fee!
To ensure no one misses out on the opportunity to have their own private audio tour, we provide audio tours in 8 different languages for your convenience.
Our audio Daintree Rainforest tours are full of fascinating information and they are so easy to use. Be sure to take advantage of this free and inclusive audio tour to receive the comprehensive Daintree Discovery Centre experience.
Would you like to see a rainforest from a whole new perspective?
At a spectacular 23 meters high, the Canopy Tower allows our visitors to access various levels of the Daintree rainforest, with five different viewing platforms available. Climb to the very top of the Canopy Tower and stand above the tree line looking out across the tree tops of the sprawling rainforest. It truly is a view you won’t want to miss out on. This unique perspective provided by the Canopy Tower is a must do for you and your family on your visit.
Our spectacular mid-canopy walkway provides unprecedented access through the rainforest offering stunning views over McLean’s Creek. The aerial walkway is ecologically responsible, giving you the ability to wander through the natural environment without interfering with the natural landscape.
This wonderful walkway not only provides a great perspective and outlook over the rainforest, it also serves to protect the fragile rainforest root systems by keeping people off the ground. As you walk along the walkway looking down on the rainforest floor, keep your eye out for native flora, fauna and wild life including the Daintree icon, the Cassowary.
After seeing the rainforest from above on our Areal Walkway and Canopy Tower, get amongst the foliage down near the rainforest floor by meandering along our rainforest boardwalks. We have four hundred meters of elevated boardwalks with viewing platforms along the way for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to take your time to stroll across the boardwalks and take a break at our viewing platforms to enjoy the ambience of the beautiful rainforest that surrounds you.
If you would love to learn more about the natural environment that surrounds you at the Daintree Rainforest, our interpretive display centre offers a wide range of information about the rainforest for you to enjoy.
You will be overwhelmed with knowledge after your visit as you learn all about the history and origins of the rainforest, the details and significance of the flora and fauna, as well as in depth information about the local wildlife unique to the Daintree including the cassowary and crocodiles.
We have many interactive information kiosks available with touch screen displays as well as a 20 seat theatre with audio visual presentations to make learning about the rainforest easy and fun for all ages.
If our audio Daintree Rainforest tours leave you thrusting for more knowledge about this rainforest or if visual and interactive learning is more your thing, the interpretive display centre will have you leaving with an understanding and appreciation for this natural landscape.
You are bound to be hungry and thirsty after a big day exploring and learning all about the Daintree Rainforest, so we have a great variety of light refreshments on offer to feed your appetite.
If you are seeking out the best souvenir to commemorate your trip or if you are looking for a gift for family or friends, our souvenir shop offers a wide range of products to suit various tastes. From locally made jewellery to eco-style clothing and rainforest souvenirs, you are bound to find the perfect piece for you.
No need to pack a lunch to feed your family’s hungry bellies, or fret over what gift to buy your relatives and friends, we have everything you need right here.
Here at the Daintree Discovery Centre, we are proud to be a leader in the field of ecotourism, specialising in the provision environmental interpretive facilities which help to ensure that visitors understand and appreciate the fragility and sensitivity of the rainforest.
Our spectacular Canopy Tower and Micrometeorological Weather Station and Centre are also making an important contribution to Climate Change research.
The natural environment at the Daintree Rainforest is important to us. As the Daintree Rainforest is part of a World Heritage area, we pride ourselves on gaining recognition as a premier ecotourism facility.
With so many natural wonders on display, and audio Daintree Rainforest tours included for free as part of the entry fee, you can’t pass up the opportunity to come along and visit this beautiful natural landscape for yourself. From our Canopy Tower to our Areal Walkway and Discovery Centre, there is so much to explore and discover that is guaranteed to satisfy the whole family.
We hope that when you visit the Daintree Discovery Centre, you will walk away with a whole new appreciation for this world heritage listed rainforest.
Check out our visitor info page to find out where you can find us and start planning your visit today.
We look forward to welcoming you on your visit to the Daintree Discovery Centre.