Babinda Boulders is a popular swimming hole and picnic area for locals and tourists, and a place of spiritual significance for Aboriginal people. It is managed as a flora and fauna reserve by the Cairns City Council. Please swim and walk in the designated areas here. Several people have died after ignoring warnings to stay clear of the fast flowing water and slippery boulders in the wet season, especially near Devil's Pool.
The Devil's Pool Walk is a 1.3 kilometre return walk along Babinda Creek downstream from the picnic area. Slightly undulating along a rough bitumen track, the walk leads through the rainforest to two viewing platforms where the creek cascades down a series of spectacular waterfalls, granite boulders and washpools.
Turn off the Bruce Highway about 65 kilometres south of Cairns to Babinda township. In Babinda follow Munro Street through the middle of town and drive the 7 kilometres down the Boulders road until you reach the carpark and picnic area.
If you would like more information about Babinda Boulders:
Ask at the volunteer-run Babinda Information Centre in the main street for directions. It is open 9 to 4 pm daily. Phone 07 40 671008.
See the Cairns attractions website