Port Douglas & Daintree

Daintree Discovery Centre

daintree discovery centre

A trip to Far North Queensland just isn’t complete without experiencing the raw, prehistoric beauty of the mighty Daintree Rainforest. Just an hour north of Port Douglas, the Daintree Rainforest boasts the highest variety of plants and animals found in any rainforest on the planet. The Daintree Discovery Centre allows visitors to experience these interesting species, as well as the history and Indigenous Culture of this ancient environment, through self-guided Daintree Rainforest tours or professionally guided groups tours.

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 the endangered Southern Cassowary and the oldest flowering plant 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 Discover 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 Daintree Discovery Centre is the #1 Attraction in the Daintree Rainforest.

The centre is located at the corner of Cape Tribulation Road & Tulip Oak Road, Cow Bay