The Boulders

North Queensland
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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.

The Wonga Track Rainforest Circuit is an 850 metre loop walk which begins by crossing the creek on the suspension bridge from the picnic area. Read the information signs along the flat, dirt track about the wide variety of rainforest plants along the walk. There are also some secluded swimming holes along the walk, slightly away from the main swimming area at the picnic ground.

Waterfalls
Swimming
72m
Maximum Elevation
14m
Total Climb

Getting there

From Babinda follow Munro Street through the middle of town and then continue for 7 kilometres down the Boulders road until you reach the carpark and picnic area.

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Route/Trail notes

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.

The Wonga Track Rainforest Circuit is an 850 metre loop walk which begins by crossing the creek on the suspension bridge from the picnic area. Read the information signs along the flat, dirt track about the wide variety of rainforest plants along the walk. There are also some secluded swimming holes along the walk, slightly away from the main swimming area at the picnic ground.

Permits/Costs

No permits or costs for the walks, maybe camping costs.

Other References

http://www.wettropics.gov.au

GPS Tracks

Comments

A pleasant walk & great for families. Stunning rock pools too.

Baldr on 9 Oct, 2019

very pretty, clear water. some good swimming spots around.

Lobster on Nov, 2018

Quick little stop off on the way back to Cairns from a Skydive. Very interesting, and quite remarkable. Can't believe people would attempt to swim there though. Not only disrespectful, but also very dangerous!

Samuel Armstrong on Dec, 2016

Beautiful walk to picturesque area. It's easy to see why there are so many deaths in the area though, water flows over smooth boulders with crevices where they meet the creek bed. Eek! It's safe to swim at the start of the walk and is encouraged. Very popular in summer months! Also there are heaps of butterflies!

Alice on 23 Jan, 2015

Great short walk. Quiet surprising quickly you get to some great lookouts.

rob.bushman on 20 Apr, 2014

I like the rocks at the creek and the water are so clean!

Harry on 20 Apr, 2014

We came back up to Cairns for holidays and one of the first stops was back here again. Love this place.

Rhiannon Brooks on 11 Dec, 2012

The Babinda Boulders will always be one of my most favourite day spots to visit up north. The walk is easy and enjoyable and it's fantastic for kids.

Rhiannon Brooks on 1 Jan, 2007

You might as well, it's short, and nice, and the story that goes with it pretty good

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