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Recent videos from the Centre

Fruits on the Forest Floor
Fruits on the Forest Floor
Ever seen a brightly coloured fruit on the rainforest floor and wondered what it is and whether it is edible? Chances are, it is not, and the only thing that should be eating it, is a cassowary!
McLean's Creek
McLean's Creek
McLean's Creek runs through the very heart of the Daintree Discovery Centre and is an abundant and diverse source of life.
Be Cass-O-wary
Be Cass-O-wary
Cassowaries are an endangered species found throughout the rainforests and nearby woodlands and swamps of North Queensland. These large flightless birds play an important role in the dispersal of rainforest plant seeds. Cassowary populations face a variety of threats and, as habitat disappears, human contact with cassowaries is increasing. • Never approach cassowaries. • Never approach chicks—male cassowaries will defend them. • Never feed cassowaries—it is illegal, dangerous and has caused ca...
From the Top of the Canopy
From the Top of the Canopy
How many steps does it take to get to the top of the 23 metre high Canopy Tower at the Daintree Discovery Centre? 112 to be exact, but it is well worth the effort, with views for miles and the sound of some of our most beautiful songbirds.
Spiny Katydid
Spiny Katydid
The Spiny Rainforest Katydid is a very unusual rainforest katydid. The body and legs have numerous thorny spines and antennae are very long. The insect is greenish above with different shades of green and brownish colours providing excellent camouflage; the underside is pale.
Cassowary Habitat
Cassowary Habitat
With royal blue necks and shaggy, jet-black feathers, cassowaries look like no other birds on planet earth. They are what is known as a keystone species, responsible for literally helping to grow our very precious Daintree Rainforest.
Welcome to the Daintree Discovery Centre
Welcome to the Daintree Discovery Centre
G’day and welcome to the Daintree Rainforest. Did you know you are not just standing in any rainforest? This place is very old, 180 million years to be exact, when plants started appearing on the planet. Come on in, explore further and discover the world’s oldest lowland tropical rainforest for yourself…
Mantis Strike
Mantis Strike
The Giant Rainforest Mantis (Hierodula majuscula) is one of Australia’s largest species. Adult females can reach 70mm in body length and are very powerful. In the wild they prey upon a wide variety of insects, and other invertebrates. They are capable of catching small geckos and frogs if the opportunity arises. As nymphs their colours vary, ranging from red-brown through to bright green. By the time they mature they usually adopt a rich leaf-green colour.
Weird and Wild Daintree Bugs
Weird and Wild Daintree Bugs
Ever seen an Australian Tarantula hunt its prey? Meet Nora, she joined our Daintree Discovery Centre bug family five months ago. She has settled in very well, and some days she even shows us her hunting prowess.
Farewell Yasi our beautiful carpet python
Farewell Yasi our beautiful carpet python
Yasi was an absolutely beautiful snake, who was equally adored by staff and visitors.
Cassowary in the Daintree
Cassowary in the Daintree
A Sub Adult Cassowary parading himself around at the Daintree Discovery Centre! https://www.discoverthedaintree.com
Cassowary Chick at the Daintree Discovery Centre
Cassowary Chick at the Daintree Discovery Centre
Our proud resident male Cassowary with one of his first chicks. Amazing to see they way he imitates his father! This male featured in one of our earlier videos "Breeding Pair" and it is great to see the fruits of his labor with this sprightly little chick following him around.
Sean Dewar - Indigenous and Cultural Ambassador
Sean Dewar - Indigenous and Cultural Ambassador
Sean performing at the Daintree Discovery Centre. We are delighted to have Sean as part of our permanent family at the Daintree Discovery Centre! Come on a spiritual Journey filled with lots of laughs as Sean Presents the cultural side of Rainforest history. Featuring Didgeridoo, Dance, Artefact presentations, didgeridoo participation, Fire making and story-telling!
Lilly the Green Tree Python - Daintree Discovery Centre
Lilly the Green Tree Python - Daintree Discovery Centre
Our Green Tree Python showing her fangs! These little guys start out bright yellow and then change to apple green once they mature. The Whole colour changing process happens quite rapidly over a couple of days or weeks, as the green takes over like a wave of colour.
Cassowaries in the Daintree Rainforest -  Breeding Pair
Cassowaries in the Daintree Rainforest - Breeding Pair
A beautiful, loved up Cassowary Couple shot at the Daintree Discovery Centre, in the Daintree Rainforest Australia.
Visitors enjoy Wild Cassowary - Daintree Rainforest
Visitors enjoy Wild Cassowary - Daintree Rainforest
Some excited visitors get up close and personal with a wild Cassowary at the Daintree Discovery Centre! Celebrate World Cassowary Day - 26th September, and make the most of the recent wild Cassowary sightings at the Daintree Discovery Centre. http://www.daintree-rec.com.au/cassowary/cassowary-sightings/ Learn all about how to protect this rare and threatened Species!
Cassowary Chick at the Daintree Discovery Centre
Cassowary Chick at the Daintree Discovery Centre
A Cassowary Chick filmed wandering around the Daintree Discovery Centre. This small Cassowary Chick, recently weaned by his father, is now large enough to fend for himself. He was also seen happily eating full grown Cassowary Plums! Discover more about the Daintree Rainforest at http://www.daintree-rec.com.au
Cassowary crossing the road - Daintree Rainforest
Cassowary crossing the road - Daintree Rainforest
Leaving the Daintree Discovery Centre, this Juvenile Cassowary popped out of nowhere! A timely reminder to slow down on the roads in the Daintree, as you can see they are no bothered by the cars at all! For more information visit http://www.daintree-rec.com.au

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Adult: AUD$35.00
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Recent Media

McLean’s Creek

McLean's Creek runs through the very heart of the Daintree Discovery Centre and is an abundant and diverse source of life.

April 16, 2018 read more