Babinda Boulders - QLD

  Lake,River,Creek

Position

DEG: -17.341528 145.869597
DMS: 17º 20' 29.5" S 145º 52' 10.55" E
UTM: 55 K 8082310mN 379890mE
Altitude: 48.26m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek

Location

134.23kms SouthEast of Daintree - Driving 175 km (2 hours 34 mins)

Address & Contact

Goldfield Trail
Babinda QLD 4861
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Information

Surrounded by lush rainforest, the Babinda Boulders is a popular swimming hole and tourist attraction south of Cairns. It is a classic example of the fast flowing tropical creeks in the area that are perfect for afternoon dips in the cool water to combat the tropical heat.

The creek is lined with huge boulders and the clear fresh water weaves between the obstacles to fill large pools where people can swim. Visitors to the Babinda Boulders are often amazed that the water is quite cool, even during mid-summer.

Just behind The Boulders is Mt Bartle Frere, Queensland's tallest mountain, from which Babinda Creek's cool water originates. The section of the creek where the water rushes over massive granite boulders, smoothing and shaping them, is referred to as The Babinda Boulders.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Distance from Babinda Boulders 26.85km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.930.629.828.326.424.524.125.126.728.429.730.8
Mean Min. °C22.822.922.120.518.316.215.215.517.019.020.822.0
Mean Rain mm512.7593.7665.5459.9302.5185.6136.1117.486.688.3159.7264.8

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