The Boulders - Devil's Pool Walk

30 min to 45 min

1.5 km
return

↑ 46 m
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Easy track
Starting from the end of Bartle Frere Goldfield Road, Babinda, this return walk takes you to the foreshore of Babinda Creek where there are rock pools and cascades, visiting a couple of lookouts along the way. You should definitely pack your swimmers for this one as the charming swimming holes along the creek are not to be missed. Some of the granite boulders will dazzle you with their sheer size, adding to the scenery. After all the fun, you can have a nice picnic in the day use area where there are BBQs as well. Come early or on a weekday to avoid the crowd. Take care around the fast moving waters. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-17.3414146,145.8696475)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Munro Street then drive for 6.6 km
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the end of Bartle Frere Goldfield Road(The Boulders Road), head south along the paved path and pass by the toilets to your right. Veer left when you come to the fork and head directly towards the creek. Turn left and pass by the Boulders Lookout(to your right) to continue along The Boulders - Devil's Pool Walk.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a car park (about 7 m back from the start).
Find the playground at the start.
After another 20 m pass the BBQ (25 m on your right).
After another 20 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the sign (on your right).
Veer left.
After another 60 m turn left, to head along Devils Pool Walk.
After another 30 m come to the "Boulders Lookout" (10 m on your right).
After another 30 m find the "Boulders Main Pool" (35 m on your right).
Boulders Main Pool
Boulders Main Pool

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After another 345 m come to the "Devil's Pool Lookout" (30 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to the Devil's Pool Lookout where you can get better views over Babinda Creek. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Turn left, to head along Devils Pool Walk.
After another 85 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Devils Pool Walk.
After another 185 m come to the viewpoint (on your right).
After another 5 m come to the "Boulders Gorge Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 750 m to get back to the start.

This little side trip takes you to the Devil's Pool Lookout where you can get better views over Babinda Creek.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 35 m come to "Devil's Pool Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Devil's Pool Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.
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The Boulders - Devil's Pool Walk


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.5 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 70 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
70 m[toilet]
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