Northern Visitor Information Centres


Wildlife Habitat - Port Douglas

The Wildlife Habitat is one of Australia's leading environmental wildlife displays and is an accredited Wet Tropics Visitor Centre.
It displays a wide cross-section of Wet Tropics flora and fauna in three extensive environments - rainforest, wetland and grassland.
There are 1,200 animals representing 150 species. Most are free-flying, hopping, walking and crawling so that animals and visitors can freely interact - except for the crocodiles which are viewed from a boardwalk above their pond!
Wildlife Habitat offers visitors a range of services including tours with experienced guides and information on what to see and where to go in this magnificent section of the Wet Tropics.
It is a privately owned interpretive centre with an admission charge.
Phone 07 4099 3235 or visit the Wildlife Habitat's website.

Daintree Discovery Centre

The Daintree Discovery Centre is an award winning world class interpretive facility that allows visitors easy access to this unique rainforest wilderness via boardwalk tours, a 23 metre high Canopy Tower, Aerial Walkway and comprehensive Display Centre.

Established in 1989, the Centre is widely recognised as a leader in the field of ecotourism and provides an excellent introduction to the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest.

The Discovery Centre offers visitors an opportunity to learn about and explore one of the few remaining unspoiled pockets of lowland rainforest in Far North Queensland while, at the same time, protecting the fragile environment.

The Daintree Discovery Centre is a multi-faceted venue comprising a:
  • Interpretive Display Centre
  • Coffee Shop
  • Environment Shop
  • Audio Visual Theatre
  • Elevated Rainforest Boardwalks
  • Guided Group Tours
  • Self-Guided Audio Tours
  • Interpretive Guide Book
  • The Canopy Tower
  • The Aerial Walkway
Open every day (except Christmas Day) from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Entry fee applies (concessions available).
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cnr Cape Tribulation Rd & Tulip Oak Rd,
Cow Bay, Queensland, 4873, Australia
Ph/Fax: 07 4098 9171 (Intl: 61 7 4098 9171)


Nature's Powerhouse 

Nestled in bushland in Cooktown's historic Botanic Gardens, this centre features displays curated by the Queensland Museum, an art gallery displaying works of acclaimed botanic artist Vera Scarth-Johnson and the Charles Tanner gallery of wildlife of Cape York Peninsula.
The centre is open from 9am-5pm and the café is open from 10am-2pm, 7 days a week. Admission by gold coin donation.

Ph 1800 174 895 or check out the Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula Visitor Information Centre










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