FAQs - Daintree Rainforest information

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below a list of frequently asked questions by visitors to the Daintree Discovery Centre:

What is the Daintree Discovery Centre?

The Discovery Centre is a multi-award winning environmental interpretive facility that allows people of all ages to learn about, explore and help conserve the Daintree Rainforest.

Where is the Discovery Centre located?

The Discovery Centre is in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, in a rare pocket of refugial rainforest that boasts flora pre-dating the dinosaurs. It is an easy 2 hour drive from Cairns or 1 hour drive from Port Douglas. Cross the Daintree River ferry, then travel another 10 kilometres and turn right at Tulip Oak Road. Just watch for the Discovery Centre signs once you have passed the Alexander Lookout.

What are the Discovery Centre’s hours of operation?

The Discovery Centre is open every day except for Christmas Day. Hours of operation are from 8.30am to 5.00pm.

How much time should I allocate for my Discovery Centre Experience?

There is a lot to see and do at the Centre and you are welcome to stay as long as you like. Information is purposely layered, allowing for those with a keen interest to learn more. However, people who have limited time often prefer to just focus on particular points of interest.

Some visitors spend all day exploring all the options; interpretive displays, interactive work stations, theatre, self-guided audio tours etc. but everything is designed to be independent and you can do as much or as little as you like.

Your entry fee is valid for 7 days so you can come back as often as you like – just get your interpretive guide book stamped at the Centre when you leave on your first visit.

Do I need to make a booking?

If you would like to make a booking please click on this link or visit our Book Now page, alternatively please see our friendly front counter staff on arrival who will process your entry to the Daintree Discovery Centre.

The Discovery Centre is a great place to look and learn - find out all you ever wanted to know about the Daintree Rainforest!

Entry Fees

Adult: AUD$35.00
Concession/Student: AUD$32
Child: AUD$16.00 (5 - 17 years)
Family: AUD$85.00

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

Recent Media

Discovery Centre Enters New Era

After almost 30 years under the ownership of founders Ron and Pam Birkett, the Daintree Discovery Centre has been sold to the Aboriginal Development Benefits Trust (ADBT). Peter Cameron, chair of t

August 1, 2016 read more