Babinda Boulders

The Boulders is a popular swimming spot and picnic area amid tropical rain forest in the foothills of the Bellenden Ker Range. It is named for a series of granite outcrops found along Babinda Creek, which provides cascades and swimming holes.  

Facilities onsite cater for a range of outdoor pursuits including picnics, bush-walking, swimming, canoeing, commercial tourism, sightseeing and social events.

Cairns Regional Council provides and maintains the facilities at the site.

Location: Boulders Road, Babinda, about 6km from the Babinda township

Facilities: picnic tables, seating, bbq's, toilets, walking tracks, viewing areas and platforms, a play area and interpretative signs

Prohibited: dogs not allowed


Council has drafted a master plan for the site, suggesting a staged approach to improvements including:

  • Seal existing long vehicle car parking area, pathways and signage 
  • Install main pedestrian spine and associated landscaping
  • Construct new pedestrian entry, viewing platform for all abilities over the river at the main visitor area, interpretive and way-finding signage
  • Install pathways within main pedestrian area
  • Refurbish shelters, balustrades, bridges and decks
  • Single centrally located barbecue hub
  • Expand existing car park
  • Provide new adventure play space and relocate existing one to a park elsewhere
  • Provide all abilities access, ramping and platform to river from main day facilities area

You can view the draft master plan in the Download link below.

For download

Last updated: 27 May 2016