A Leader In Eco-tourism

The Daintree Discovery Centre has established itself as a leader in the field of ecotourism. The Centre specialises in the provision of environmental interpretive facilities and caters for both domestic and international visitors. With its spectacular Canopy Tower and Micrometeorological Weather Station the Centre is making an important contribution to Climate Change research. This multi-award winning Interpretive Centre is quite unique and continues to gain recognition as a premier ecotourism facility.

The overall aim of the Daintree Discovery Centre is, to enable visitors to have easy access to the rainforest and to provide up-to-date and accurate information about this very special, coastal strip of low-land tropical rainforest.

In this regard the Daintree Discovery Centre has become a regional benchmark for environmental interpretation in Far North Queensland.

The Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre is a member of Ecotourism Australia with Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation, a Climate Action Business, Respecting Our Culture Business and is an Ecotourism Green Travel Leader. The Centre also has TQUAL accredition.

Strategic Goals

As part of a World Heritage area, the Centre fosters the values of Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA) 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, and interpretive material about the area.

The Centre is a Wet Tropics Management Authority accredited Visitor Information Centre.

Ecotourism Accreditation

We are working hard to minimise carbon emissions via our Bio-sequestration Project and every time someone visits the Centre part of their entry goes towards saving the planet!

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