Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay

3.8
#1 of 14 in Childrens Museums in Queensland
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  • The staff are friendly and helpful, the facility is well presented and the walkways are well maintained. We enjoyed the overpass walkway and the dinosaurs are a nice addition. If you’re seeking an inc...  more »
  • This place is overrated and too expensive, it should be free. The canopy is the highlight. If you are not mad about trees and plants and getting to know their names, this is pretty boring place to see...  more »
  • Get to know the rainforest through all the interactive displays and the elevated walk. Gets you right up into the canopy and even above it. The dinosaur models were interesting but kind of cheesy. Foo...  more »
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  • Very educational. The staff were informative and made us feel welcomed. The set up was good at the centre. We had hand-held devices which we can listen at our own pace as we made oir way on the boardwalk. Lots of sounds from insects and birds. You have to be very patient to see anything. Going slowly helps and keep your eyes peeled.
  • Daintree Discovery Centre is an exciting place to visit, with treetop walks, wildlife exhibitions, forest views and even a dinosaur diorama area. The staff really know their stuff! They have a café which makes snacks with local ingredients and a nice gift shop. Well worth a visit.
  • Check for ferry outages. The discovery centre can still be accessed by using the substitute walk-on ferry and free bus service. Great place. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff.
  • Definitely worth a stop if you're up in the Daintree Rainforest. It's located just over the river and is around $35-40 per person. My husband and I spent about two hours here exploring and learning about the history of the rainforest. A nice variety of insects, birds, and trees!
  • Pretty cool walkway with audiotour. A little pricey though (especially when you consider that there are several very beautiful free rainforest paths in the area). Unfortunately, we didn't see many creatures on account of the rain. There is a nice lookout tower though. I would also recommend wearing long clothing/mosquito repellant. We got very eaten up here and elsewhere in the rainforest.
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