NATIONAL PARK: Dogs not allowed
ROAD ACCESS: Bitumen Road to carpark approx 6 kms from Babinda township. No caravan or motohome parking areas.
FACILITIES: Toilets, cold showers, gas BBQ’s, sheltered picnic tables, grassed areas, swimming holes, swing set. Camping area short distance away.
WALKS: 2 km rainforest walk to 3 lookouts over Boulder formations and waterfalls. Bitumen path with some stairs & boardwalks. Difficulty: moderate to easy.
Start point for Goldfield 19 km Walking track.
WARNINGS: Stay within signed railings at lookout areas – extreme danger – drownings have occurred.
ABOUT THE BOULDERS
The Boulders is a popular cool swimming and picnic area in the tropical rainforest in the foothills of Bartle Frere (Chooreechillum), at 1622m, Queensland’s highest mountain.
The Boulders area is named for a series of huge outcrops of granite boulders found along Babinda Creek amongst volumes of sparkling, cascading, cool, clear mountain water.
With an exceedingly high average annual rainfall of 4614mm, the surge of water in the creek as it thunders through the Boulders adds to the wild beauty of the region. The creek is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest with a myriad of trees, ferns, vines, fungi, moss and lichen.
The main park contains covered picnic areas, barbecues, children’s play equipment, toilets and changing rooms as well as plenty of open grassed areas. For overnight stays, a free camping area, suitable for tents, caravans or motorhomes, is close by.
A sealed, well maintained walking track leads downstream to the main Boulders viewing area.
Some areas within the Boulders are restricted swimming zones. Signs at the main parking area provide diagrams and information of fauna, flora and safety.