With limited opportunities to travel overseas or even within your own country if you live in Australia, my husband and I have been trying to make the most out of living in a beautiful part of the world in Far North Queensland and take day-trips every now and then to explore our own area.
I hadn’t yet visited Babinda Boulders or Josephine Falls which are both only an hour or so away from us. It was a gloomy, rainy day but when you live in the tropics just expect it to rain, especially on the days you really need/want it to be sunny. But it actually worked out pretty well because no one wants to visit a scenic park when it’s raining which meant we basically had Josephine Falls to ourselves and not many people at Babinda.
Babinda had crystal waters that rushed through the boulders. Some of the rapids looked pretty strong. I would also suggest walking along the track and really enjoying the rainforest that surrounds you — the ferns, palms, and vines. If you love painting or drawing, this is a great place to find inspiration.
Between the boulders is a swimming hole called the Devil’s Pool. You can see this inviting blue-green pool from the track.
After stopping for a coffee at the local Babinda bakery, we drove about 20 minutes to Josephine Falls. We were a bit worried when we arrived to the parking lot because the rain had only gotten heavier. So we had our packed lunch in hopes that the rain would subside. It didn’t. But it really wasn’t that big of a deal. If anything it added to the ~rainforest~ experience. So we made our way to the falls.
It’s difficult to capture just how awesome the falls are. The water was colder than you’d like for swimming. Would be nice on a hot summer day though. My husband jumped in a slid down the rock on the left. It was nice to have the falls to ourselves but it would probably be more enjoyable for swimming on a sunny day. So we’ll just have to visit again sometime!