Welcome to Babinda
Babinda is a small working-class town that leads 7km inland to the Babinda Boulders, where a photogenic creek rushes between 4m-high granite rocks. It’s croc-free, but here lurks an equal danger: highly treacherous waters. Aboriginal Dreaming stories say that a young woman threw herself into the then-still waters after being separated from her love; her anguish caused the creek to become the surging, swirling torrent it is today. Almost 20 visitors have lost their lives at the boulders. Swimming is permitted in calm, well-marked parts of the creek, but pay careful heed to all warning signs. Walking tracks give you safe access for obligatory gasps and photographs.