Babinda Boulders Swimming Hole near Cairns: In Pictures

Babinda is a sugar cane town 59 km (45 mins) south of Cairns. Its main attraction is the cool clear waters of Babinda River. Upstream at Babinda Boulders, massive granite boulders line the banks and paved paths take you through the lush tropical forest. Nearby on a bend of the river is Babinda Kayak Hire.

WHERE TO STAY

Just 15 minutes away is Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat. They offer a range of rainforest accommodation. The luxury Blue Lagoon Villa comes with a pool and a glass-walled party lounge. The Eco-Lodge ($125/night) is a hillside studio with views. The Hideaway is a rainforest bungalow by a stream.  The accommodation of Misty Mountain Rainforest Retreat is so private, the management guarantee you won’t see another soul or you get your money back.

FREE CAMPING

There are two campsites at Babinda Boulders, both are suitable for tents, caravans and camper vans, and best of all, they’re free! I’ve written a blog that gives you all the information you need: Free Camping at Babinda Boulders.

The following photographers have been credited with their Instagram names.

Photo: Yukinab
Map. Photo: Yukinab
charlottemoneill
Photo: CharlotteMONeill
Babinda Boulders. Photo: Nic_Murphy
Photo: Nic_Murphy
Photo: BobStar
Photo: BobStar
Photo: DelinaDesign
Photo: DelinaDesign
Photo: DelinaDesign
Photo: DelinaDesign
Photo: Madeline.Georgie
Photo: Madeline.Georgie
Photo: MapsAndRoots
Photo: MapsAndRoots
Photo: Osetralie
Photo: Osetralie
Photo: Osetralie
Photo: Osetralie
Photo: Osetralie
Photo: Osetralie
Photo: Osetralie
Photo: Osetralie
Photo: Sall_y
Photo: Sall_y
Photo: SaraRaamirez
Photo: SaraRaamirez
Photo: SonjahStewart
Photo: SonjahStewart
Photo: tkf_oz (Trip Advisor)
Photo: tkf_oz (Trip Advisor)
Photo: AlintaJadex
Photo: AlintaJadex
Photo: _Amy.Lee_
Photo: _Amy.Lee_
Photo: Caffiend_Cairns
Photo: Caffiend_Cairns
Photo: EllieHarriet
Photo: EllieHarriet
Photo: LaurenAskewx
Photo: LaurenAskewx
Photo: MattPetersOz
Photo: MattPetersOz
Photo: MichaelaPenry
Photo: MichaelaPenry
Photo: MyColourfulWorld
Photo: MyColourfulWorld
Photo: WaterfallWanderers
Photo: WaterfallWanderers
Photo: AdventureMumma
Photo: AdventureMumma
Photo: Babinda Kayak Hire
Photo: Babinda Kayak Hire
Photo: Babinda Kayak Hire
Photo: Babinda Kayak Hire
Photo: Sara U (Trip Advisor)
Photo: Sara U (Trip Advisor)

More Information

CAMPER VAN HIRE: If you’re planning an Australian road trip, campervans are the most economical option. Camperman’s pricing is all inclusive – unlimited kms, toll fees, extra drivers, and insurance.

BABINDA KAYAK HIRE: +61 7 4067 2678

MORE ATTRACTIONS: Check out the blog map for more fun things to do.

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