Babinda Boulders

The Babinda 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, commercial tourism, sightseeing and social events.  There is also an unpowered campsite with basic amenities; maximum stay strictly 72 hours. (Note: The nearest RV dump point is at Babinda Rotary Park.)

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

Location: Boulders Road, Babinda, about 6km from the Babinda township (RV Friendly Town).

Facilities: picnic tables, seating, barbecues, toilets, walking tracks, viewing areas and platforms, play area, interpretative signs, unpowered campsite

Prohibited: dogs not allowed


Council has prepared a Babinda Boulders Master Plan, providing a staged approach to improve the visitor experience at the site while maintaining the natural character of the precinct.

Key features of the improvements works include:

  • 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 play space and relocate existing one to a park elsewhere
  • Provide all abilities access, ramping and platform to river from main day facilities area
Last updated: 10 January 2018