Babinda Kayak Hire Info
Beautiful Babinda, boasting the highest rainfall in Australia, is nestled in the picturesque valley between Queensland’s two highest mountains; Mt Bartle Frere and Mt Bellenden Kerr, situated in World Heritage listed Wooroonooran National Park. Hire some kayaks and embark on a one way Self Tour down these amazing waters. Permanently flowing mountain streams provide a rare opportunity to experience the beauty of Mother Nature’s masterpiece. Babinda Creek’s pristine, crystal clear water is teeming with fish, turtles and the elusive Platypus.
Self Tour Suggestions:
Whether you are a local looking for a day escape or seeking a true Tropical Far North Queensland experience, this is it!
Half Day Paddle
A relaxing half day paddle down a beautiful crystal clear moutain stream could be the begining of a fantastic day out. Let the gentle current take you downstream, take on a couple of mini rapids (or ripples!) along the way, stop on a sandy beach for a snack and a swim, then float downstream to your pick-up point. Phone Babinda Kayak Hire to come and pick you up and you will be taken back to your car.
After your kayak adventure head into the Town of Babinda and grab a nice fresh take-away lunch from Yum Yum’s, or some lovely pastry from our fine Bakery. Drive 6km further along to the famous Babinda Boulders. Have a picnic on the Banks of Babinda Creek in tropical rainforest sorrounds and a beautifully maintained picnic area (with amenities). After lunch you can go for a swim in the designated safe swimming areas, then explore the fantastic Boulders via a beaufitul rainforest walkway. Babinda also has a quaint little Arts and Crafts shop next to the blue visitor centre on the corner of the Hwy. This shop is full of unique crafts hand made exclusively by local artists. If you still have energy to burn, just 15 minutes drive away are the magnificent Josephine Falls, reputed by some to be the most beautiful falls in Far North Queensland. At the end of your day, you can head back home nice and refreshed and satisfied of a full day of exploring.
This is a perfect recreational activity for the whole family. We recommend that children be at least 5 years old and able to swim. Children should be old enough and adventurous enough to fall in (or be pushed in) as navigating around logs and negotiating small rapids presents a reasonable chance for falling in. Smaller kids can easily share an adults kayak for no extra charge (please advise so the best suited kayak can be reserved for you) often they prefer a kayak of their own. They love it for the adventure, fish life and swimming, adults love it for the serenity and relaxing scenic paddle.
How does it work?
You can hire kayaks for either a Half day (up to 4 hours) or a Full day (up to 8 hours). Half day hires must leave at 8:00am or 1:30pm. Full day hires can leave anytime, but must be ready for pick-up well before dark. Your kayaks will be waiting for you here at the Creeks edge, we put you in, then you paddle downstream at your own pace to the pickup point. This is a one way trip only, paddling back to the hire location is not an option. A map is provided of the Creek illustrating the start point and the pick-up point. The pick-up point is about three hours paddling downstream and is very easily found. When you get there, give Babinda Kayak Hire a call and they will come and pick you up.
Drift Snorkel Circuit
The water temperature is just perfect as the cool mountain water is warmed in the sun over mostly shallow creek bed – you wont want to get out! You will see many fish along the way, some turtles and birdlife and if you are lucky, a platypus. Babinda Creek’s waters are crystal clear and unless the water level is unusually high (after much rain) or you are passing deep holes, you will be able to see through to the bottom the entire way. The relaxing, peaceful sound of nature will follow you most of the way.
Please Note: kayak hire is dependant on current creek conditions, which for the most part are perfect for paddling.
What to Bring:
Optional snorkel gear (ask about the drift snorkel circuit)
A bag for posessions
Change of clothes
Babinda Kayak Hire Rates
All prices shown in Australian Dollars
Prices valid from now until 31 March 2019
|Single Kayak Hire Half Day||$45||n/a||n/a||Book|
|Stand-up Paddle Board Half Day||$45||n/a||n/a||Book|
|Double Kayak Hire Half Day||$70||n/a||n/a||Book|
|Single Kayak Hire Full Day||$70||n/a||n/a||Book|
|Stand-up Paddle Board Full Day||$70||n/a||n/a||Book|
|Double Kayak Hire Full Day||$120||n/a||n/a||Book|
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