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
Key features of the improvements works include:
- Sealed existing long vehicle and car parking area
- Installed main pedestrian pathway spine
- Improved landscaping
- All abilities access and new access platform to the creek
- New interpretive signage acknowledging traditional cultures, wildlife and World War 2
- Refurbished pathways, bridges, decks and viewing platforms
- Upgraded improvements including bins, toilets and seating