The Boulders Camping Area - QLD

  Camp Free


DEG: -17.340321 145.870804
DMS: 17º 20' 25.15" S 145º 52' 14.89" E
UTM: 55 K 8082444mN 380017mE
Altitude: 60m


Address & Contact

Boulders Rd Babinda
Phone: +61 74067 1008
Email: N/A


This campground beside a creek is 6 km west of Babinda on Boulders Rd, with signposted access off the Bruce Hwy. There are 5 sites with no more than 5 people per site. There is a maximum stay of 72 hr. No dogs allowed.

Surrounded by lush rainforest, the Babinda Boulders is a popular swimming hole and tourist attraction south of Cairns. Being on the windward side of the mountain range it is often cloudy and subject to torrential down pours and high water flow. If you get a sunny morning be thankful. But it can be perfect for dips in the cool water to combat the tropical heat.

The creek is lined with huge granite 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.

Local Authorities request that visitors to this area abide by the warning signs due to a number of tragedies that have occurred here. Water that can seem calm on top can be turbulent underneath.

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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Closest Weather Station

South Johnstone at 04/03:00pm EST
Distance from The Boulders Camping Area 32.35km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from The Boulders Camping Area 26.87km SE
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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