About Us

The Daintree Discovery Centre is a self-funding eco tourism facility that specialises in providing interpretive information about the Daintree Rainforest and its environs.

The Centre is an accredited Wet Tropics Visitor Centre just 10 kms north of the Daintree River ferry, within the Daintree Rainforest. It attracts visitors from all over the world and is highly regarded as a quality eco-tourism experience providing easy-to-understand information about the surrounding rainforest. With a large indoor display area, the latest touch screen technology, audio visual theatre and sweeping, all-weather verandas, the Centre has something to offer everyone.

Visitors can meander along elevated rainforest boardwalks including the Cassowary Circuit and the Bush Tucker Trail. They can take a self-guided tour using an audio guide, or a pre-booked group tour with an experienced naturalist, right in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest.

Our Vision

Our vision is to ensure that the Centre is the pre-eminent environmental facility in Australia. It will provide a benchmark for eco-tourism and be nationally acknowledged and internationally recognised as the unparalleled leader in the provision of information about all aspects of the low-land tropical environment. The aim is to provide an unforgettable experience for visitors to this unique pocket of rainforest wilderness.

Our Goal

The Daintree Discovery Centre’s prime goal is to provide excellence in every thing we do. Our staff are our greatest advocates and are all committed to providing outstanding customer service. And this means making sure visitors get maximum enjoyment from their rainforest experience.

Our Mission

The Daintree Discovery Centre is committed to excellence in everything. This includes the provision of:

  • a high quality product which ensures an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages
  • immaculately clean, attractive, well designed and well maintained facilities
  • warm, friendly service by well informed staff who are dedicated to offering a professional service.

As part of a World Heritage area, the Daintree Discovery Centre fosters the values of the Wet Tropics Management Authority and the Department of the Environment. It strives to ensure that visitors understand and appreciate the fragility and sensitivity of the rainforest by providing information, displays, presentations and promotional material about the area.


Prof Ross Dowling, Chair ECU Environment Committee says "The Discovery Centre is simply brilliant and I will be using it as a cornerstone of my talks on world class Global Ecotourism attractions."

Entry Fees

Adult: AUD$37.00
Concession/Student: AUD$34
Child: AUD$18.00 (5 – 17 years)
Family: AUD$90.00

Audio Tour (8 languages)
68 Page Interpretive Guide Book
7 Day free re-entry
Children’s Audio Tour (suit 5 – 9 years)

Recent Media

Position Vacant: Operations Supervisor

Position Summary The Operations Supervisor plays a critical leadership role at the Daintree Discovery Centre (DDC), ensuring a world-class tourism experience is consistently delivered to our customer

February 28, 2022 read more


COVID-19 RESPONSE: Following a period of closure due to COVID-19, the Daintree Discovery is again fully operational and open to the public seven days a week.

Opening hours:
8.30 am – 5 pm
Last entry 4 pm