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Babinda Boulders Waterfall - Cairns Wet Tropics Attraction

Babinda Boulders Waterfall - Cairns Wet Tropics Attraction in a rainforest with a Swimming hole, picnic area, and spectacular pool walk.

Babinda Boulders Waterfall - Cairns Wet Tropics Attraction


  • Swimming hole

  • Spectacular lookout

  • Picnic area

  • World heritage

  • Aboriginal legend

  • Tourist attraction

More info

The Babinda Boulders are a series of spectacular waterfalls located in Queensland, Australia and an iconic Cairns Attraction. These falls are made up of a series of small, smooth boulders that have formed a natural pool that can help you to survive tropical heat and waterfall. The Babinda Boulders make for a great place to relax and take in the natural beauty of Queensland.

The tallest waterfall is around 120 metres high. The falls are a popular tourist destination, with several walking tracks leading to different viewing platforms.

This site is perfect for families, with large and peaceful swimming holes with clean, cool water year-round, a picnic area with tables and free gas grills, toilets and showers, swings, grassy areas, viewing platforms, and walking trails.

Boulders is a popular spot for swimming and picnicking for locals and tourists, and it holds spiritual significance for Aboriginal people. The Cairns City Council manages it as a reserve for flora and fauna. Please stick to the designated areas for swimming and walking.

The Boulders area is named for a series of large outcrops of granite boulders found along Babinda Creek amongst many volumes of sparkling, cascading, calm, clear mountain water. The Devil's Pool Walk is a 1.3 kilometer return walk along Babinda Creek downstream from the picnic area. The rainforest surrounding Babinda is kept lush and verdant due to Babinda's high annual rainfall.

How to get to The Babinda Boulders from Cairns

To get to The Babinda Boulders from Cairns, you will need to take the Bruce Highway south for about 1.5 hours. The drive between Cairns and Babinda passes through stunning mountainous scenery and lush rainforest, as well as sugar and banana farming communities. Queensland's two highest mountains; Mt Bartle Frere and Mt Bellenden Ker are both visible along the drive. Then, take the turnoff for Babinda and follow the signs to the car park. From there, it is a short walk to the boulders where you get to some great lookouts.

Facilities accessible at Babinda Boulders

  • picnic tables
  • toilet
  • carpark

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