Can I swim at Babinda Boulders?

Can I swim at Babinda Boulders?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/12/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Cairns is a city situated amongst some of Australia’s finest tropical locations, with the Atherton Tablelands, Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef all within easy driving (and boating) distance from this most vibrant town!

Babinda Boulders

But if those three wonderlands weren’t enough to inspire your travel bug, Cairns is also home to some smaller spots that are perfect for day trips out of the buzzing town.

One of such day trips is the magical Babinda Boulders, a series of giant boulders set amongst a gorgeous tropical creek and forests located a short drive from Cairns.

The raging waters of the surrounding creek are renowned for filling up super chilled waterholes that are just divine for swimming in, with wonderfully cool waters filling the pools on even the toastier of summer days!

So, when you ask the question of whether or not you can swim at the Babinda Boulders, the answer is yes! You can! But be sure to stick to the designated swimming holes – it’s really lovely in them, anyway.

Your trip to Cairns and the Babinda Boulders shoulder most certainly be complimented by these other tropical adventures…

The Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is the ultimate place to launch off to visit the marvellous Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s top natural wonders for a very good reason. When you head out there from Cairns, you are always spoiled for choice as to how you want to experience the Reef: you have Michaelmas Cay, Green Island, Fitzroy Island and the ever-vibrant Milln Reef – all waiting to show off endless species of fish, sea life and beautiful coral reef…

The Daintree Rainforest

Situated just over two hours’ drive from Cairns is the world’s oldest rainforest – the spectacular Daintree! This incredible testament to time and Mother Nature is still an amazingly thriving ecosystem, with plenty of species of animal that are only found within the confines of this incredible canopy.

Don’t miss the amazing croc-spotting cruise, where your local guide, an experienced biologist, will point out Australia’s most magnificent beast as well some of the forest’s other animals.

Next, partake in a Mossman Gorge walking tour, where a member of the local Kuku Yalanji people will walk and talk you through their connection to the forest and all its natural uses.

Next, head out of the dense forest and onto the pristine Cape Tribulation – easily one of Australia’s – if not the world’s – most beautiful beaches…

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.