WELCOME TO THE DAINTREE
The Daintree Rainforest is one of the most fascinating and diverse eco-systems on the Earth and your introduction to this very special place starts at the Daintree Discovery Centre. The Daintree covers an area of 1200 square kilometres and is the largest tropical rainforest in Australia. It has continued to evolve for around 130 million years, surviving through the ages and the cataclysmic events that wiped out the dinosaurs and other life forms. So, just how did this ‘green dinosaur’ endure? Take a walk through time at the Discovery Centre.
The Discovery Centre is now open from 10am to 4pm. Please note, you can currently only visit the Daintree Discovery Centre if you have pre-booked your ticket, this is due to restrictions allowing pre-booked tours only to travel on the Daintree Ferry. To facilitate a smooth journey, it is crucial you present this booking confirmation at the Daintree Ferry. Without it, you may encounter difficulties crossing the Daintree River on the ferry service. These restrictions will be lifted Monday, 19 February at 5am.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
The Daintree Discovery Centre respectfully acknowledges the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, and pay respects to their Elders past and present.
Want to climb into a leafy, lush wonderland or hold 130 million years of evolution in your hand? The Discovery Centre is the door to the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest lowland tropical rainforest in the world and a magical place to visit and explore.
Underscored by respect for the fragility and sensitivity of the rainforest, the Discovery Centre allows visitors to see the rainforest up close from the forest floor to the top of the canopy.
The Daintree Rainforest is globally significant, and is home to many plants and animals that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet but here. It is also home to 40% of Australia’s bird species, 35% of Australia’s frogs, marsupials and reptiles and 65% of Australia’s bat and butterfly species.