Babinda State Hotel

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Attractions Close to the Babinda State Hotel

 

Babinda Boulders

The Boulders

Surrounded by lush rainforest, the Babinda Boulders is a popular swimming hole and tourist attraction 10 minutes from the Babinda State Hotel. It is a classic example of the fast flowing tropical creeks in the area that are perfect for afternoon dips in the cool water.

Just behind The Boulders is Mt Bartle Frere, Queensland's tallest mountain, from which Babinda Creek's cool water originates. The section of the creek where the water rushes over massive granite boulders, smoothing and shaping them, is refered to as The Babinda Boulders.

Read the Legend of the Babinda Boulders

   
Aussie Drifterz Aussie Drifterz

Aussie Drifterz

info@aussiedrifterz.net
www.aussiedrifterz.net
Mobile 0401 318 475

Fantastic family fun with lots of different options!

Aussie Drifterz offers you eco-friendly adventures and family river tours, visiting rainforest waterfalls, swimming holes and classic Australian country pubs. Exploring freshwater creeks and lifestyles at the base of Queensland's highest rainforest mountains.

  • Cairns half day creek float
  • Cairns classic Aussie day tour
  • Cairns waterfall and country pub tours

Aussie Drifterz is a small, locally owned and operated business, offering tubing, rainforest walks, waterfall tours, kayaking, and visiting Babinda Boulders, Josephine Falls, Pyramid Mountain, and Mount Bartle Frere.

"Everybody's safety is our priority, and we offer a very personal service!"

   
Johnstone River Crocodile Park

Johnstone River Crocodile Park

Get up close to crocodiles, alligators, the rare cassowary, wallabies, kangaroos, dingoes, emus, snakes, birds and much more at our working Crocodile Farm and Tourist Park.  Learn how crocodiles breed, survive and how we play our part in conserving these magnificent creatures.

www.CrocPark.com.au

   
Bramston Beach

Bramston Beach

Beautiful Bramston Beach is only 20 minutes from The Babinda State Hotel. This is only one of many secluded beaches with golden sand, turquoise water and coconut palms a short distance from Babinda.

   
Frankland Islands

Frankland Islands

A group of five sandy islands surrounded by coral, the Frankland Islands have gorgeous, beaches and offer a splendid day’s snorkelling. These beautiful islands are only  a short boat ride from the mouth of the Russell River and the Babnda State Hotel.

   
Babinda Golf Course

Babinda Golf Course

The Babinda Golf Club and 9 hole course is only 2 minutes from the Babinda State Hotel. Its lush greens and tree-lined fairways make golfing in Babinda an enjoyable and inexpensive past time.

   
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey through Australia’s World Heritage protected Tropical Rainforests.

Spanning 7.5km, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway traverses the McAlister Range, through the picturesque Barron Gorge National Park, taking guests on an amazing journey between its Caravonica and Kuranda Terminals.

www.Skyrail.com.au

   
Hartleys Crocodile Farm

Hartleys Crocodile Farm

Situated on the magnificent coastal drive between the popular destinations of Palm Cove and Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is the best place to see crocodiles and native wildlife in Tropical North Queensland.

www.CrocodileAdventures.com

   
Kuranda Bird Sanctuary

Kuranda Bird Sanctuary

In the heart of Kuranda, 30minutes from Cairns, Birdworld Kuranda is one of the largest free-flight aviaries in Australia. More than 500 birds from around the globe fly freely amongst the rainforest trees above.

www.BirdWorldKuranda.com

   
Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands

Close to Babinda is the famous Atherton Tablelands (a.k.a. Cairns Highlands). This region is a blend of the best attractions of the wet tropics and the dry outback charm; a combination of nature and lifestyle at its finest. Among the World Heritage listed rainforests, national parks, mountains, rivers, lakes and waterfalls are some of Australia's richest agricultural lands, cattle country and charming small townships.

Biologists have described the spectacular rainforests of the Wet Tropics as the "greatest celebration of life on earth". The farm and grazing lands are "the food bowl" of far North Queensland - yielding a constant supply of fruit, vegetables and grains to local and export markets.

www.AthertonTableland.com

   
Lake Eacham

Lake Eacham/Crater Lakes National Park

Lake Eacham is a clear, blue lake surrounded by cool rainforest which offers swimming, birdwatching, picnic areas and shady walking tracks, making it a popular recreation area with locals and visitors. There are a number of spectacular crater lakes in this area of the Atherton Tableland, all within an hour’s drive of The Babinda State Hotel.

   
Cairns Tropical Zoo

Cairns Tropical Zoo

A visit to the tropical north wouldn’t be complete without seeing some of Australia’s fantastic wildlife up close. Just 20 minutes north of the city at Palm Cove, Cairns Tropical Zoo has twice daily presentations featuring fabulous free flight birds, giant saltwater crocodiles, stunning snakes, adorable red pandas and so much more - including a mob of tame kangaroos just waiting to be hand fed.

www.CairnsTropicalZoo.com.au

   
Butterfly World

Butterfly World

This Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and the garden within it, took three years to design, build and landscape. At the time of opening in 1987, the sanctuary gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest butterfly aviary in the world. To date it still holds the record as the largest aviary in the southern hemisphere.

www.AustralianButterflies.com

   
Studio 8 Glass

Studio 8 Glass

Babinda and the surrounding area is home to many exceptional artisans of international reputation. One fine example is Studio 8 Glass which produces unique art glass, slumped colored glass gifts. Contemporary collection of fused glass bowls, plates featuring fish, flowers, birds, inspired by reefs and rainforests of Cairns, Australia.

www.Studio8Glass.com.au

   
Paronella Park

Paronella Park

Paronella Park is impossible to describe; guests arrive not knowing what to expect and depart having experienced a unique piece of Australia.
The Park was developed in the 1920s and 1930s by Spanish immigrant Jose Paronella,  and is located on the Atherton Tableland.

www.ParonellaPark.com.au

   
Mamu Canopy Walk

Mamu Canopy Walk

Experience the exhilaration of being high in the rainforest canopy, on the newly completed Mamu Canopy Walkway. This unique attraction offers close encounters with rainforest plants, animals and the North Johnstone River gorge, from the forest floor to the forest canopy. Visitors will also be treated to sweeping vistas of World Heritage-listed landscapes. This area of unsurpassed beauty contains the 2 highest mountains in Queensland, numerous rivers, waterfalls, swimming holes and some of the World's lushest and most ancient rainforests.

www.epa.qld.gov.au/Mamu

   
Reef Encounter Cruises

Reef Encounter Cruises

Reef Encounter & Compass Outer Barrier Reef Cruises specialise fun and affordable reef experiences. These environmentally friendly tours offer many extras you associate with 5 star reef tours with outstanding value.

Compass Cruises are delighted to offer Cairns' Best value trip to the Great Barrier Reef. We offer Glass bottom boat tours with Marine naturalist reef interpretation, snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, or relaxing on the deck.

www.ReefTrip.com

   
Great Adventures

Great Adventures

With a choice of day trips to beautiful Green Island and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, Great Adventures can provide you the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience. Based in Cairns, Great Adventures operates a fleet of modern vessels, two floating pontoons located on the Great Barrier Reef, and the five star Green Island Resort.

www.GreatAdventures.com.au

   
Heli Charter Australia

Heli Charter Australia

Heli Charters Australia, comprising both Down Under Helicopters and the Cairns Helicopter School, operates daily from General Aviation at the Cairns International Airport.

www.DownUnderHeli.com