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Babinda

Babinda, a small sugar town located directly on the Bruce Highway approximately 60 kilometres South of Cairns. Its stunning location is shadowed by Queensland’s two highest mountains; Mt Bartle Frere (1622m) and Mt Bellenden Ker (1593m), which form part of the World Heritage listed Wooroonooran National Park.
It was reputedly named from the Aboriginal word "binda" meaning waterfall which could refer to either the plentiful waterfalls located in the nearby mountain range, or the fact that Babinda is one of the wettest places in Australia, receiving over 4200mm (yes, that's over 4 metres!) of rainfall per year.

Babinda | The Boulders | Josephine Falls | Mirriwinni | Brampston Beach

Babinda Boulders - Photo by Katie Purling

Crystal clear mountain streams, pristine rainforests and spectacular waterfalls portray Babinda as a hidden paradise often overlooked by travellers as just another North Queensland township. Our main attractions of the Babinda Boulders and Josephine Falls are arguably two of the most beautiful attractions of the Far North.

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 and caravan parks  with facilities are just a few more reasons Babinda 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.

Map of Babinda
Map of Babinda
Cassowary Coast cruising
Cassowary Coast cruising
Babinda Boulders, Queensland - Photo Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland
Babinda Boulders, Queensland - Photo Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland
Cairns Best Bakery 2017 - Photo: Babinda Bakery
Cairns Best Bakery 2017 - Photo: Babinda Bakery
Photo: Babinda Information Centre
Photo: Babinda Information Centre