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


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

Last updated: 14 June 2018