The Babinda Boulders and Josephine Falls are arguably two of the most beautiful attractions of the Cassowary Coast in Far North Queensland. The Boulders have a fascinating and mysterious history according to Aboriginal Legend. Read the story.
Take a dip in the cool mountain water of the Babinda Boulders, this pretty reserve has a picnic area, safe swimming area, campground and signposted walks. Downstream the creek settles to offer a unique experience to swim or kayak in the clear waters with sandy beaches to spot fish, turtles and even platypus.
Art Deco Heritage listed buildings, fascinating Aboriginal legends, beautiful beaches, great fishing, natural wetlands, proximity to the amazing Frankland Island group and Great Barrier Reef and free camping areas with facilities are just a few more reasons this historic town should not be missed.
Babinda is also the consistent winner of ‘Australia’s Wettest town’ title where rain is a celebration and the life force behind this amazing destination. There is great (friendly) rivalry each year between Babinda and Tully to win the Golden Gumboot award.
Babinda is framed by Queensland’s two highest mountains, Mt Bartle Frere (1622m), and Mt Bellenden Ker (1593m), (watch the video) which gets an average 10-12 metres of rain each year. The average rainfall is in excess of 4m. Here some of the region’s most challenging and rewarding trails cross this rugged World Heritage area.