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February 8, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email
In a move never before seen by a local tourism operator, the Daintree Discovery Centre is offering a full refund on the cost of the Daintree River Ferry for the month of February. 
Daintree Discovery Centre director Ron Birkett said there had never been a better time to discover the oldest rainforest on the planet with the one-time offer open to all visitors who crossed the ferry and visited the Centre.
“While some conditions do apply this isn’t an offer exclusive for locals, it is available to absolutely everyone. A full refund of your ferry receipt, when purchasing an entry ticket to the Discovery Centre – it is that simple.
“We want people to discover just how incredible the Daintree is and there is nowhere better to experience this than at the Discovery Centre.”
Mr Birkett said the promotion coincided nicely with the influx of visitor numbers for Chinese New Year, however he said the idea behind it was to help boost visitor numbers north of the Daintree River.
“We are heading into what is traditionally our quietest period, so if we can make it even more attractive for people to visit us, then that is our aim.”
It is estimated around 400,000 people visit the Daintree Rainforest each year, with the majority of these travelling in their own vehicle.
To reach the Daintree Rainforest, travellers must cross the Daintree River, which Ron believed was an attraction in its own right.
“We are hoping we see a real difference in the number of people travelling north of the river and if we do, this will only have a positive affect on all businesses here from restaurants to accommodation and other visitor attractions.”
Mr Birkett said there was a range of things to see and do north of the river and the tourism operators who provided these services set the bench mark when it came to best practice and environmentally sustainable management.
“The Daintree Discovery Centre capped off an incredible year last year, receiving a total of five awards including the coveted Steve Irwin Ecotourism Award at the Queensland Tourism Awards but there were a number of other operators who were also award recipients.
“We are incredibly proud of our achievements and want to share what makes the Discovery Centre so special and unique.”

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