Babinda Kayak Tour
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. Permanently flowing mountain streams provide a rare opportunity to experience the beauty of Mother Nature's masterpiece. Take some friends, hire some kayaks and take in the experience at your own pace and in your own time. Babinda Creek's pristine, crystal clear water is teeming with fish, turtles and the elusive Platypus. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic experience without breaking the bank.
'Let the gentle current take you downstream, take on a couple of mini rapids (or ripples!) along the way and we'll come and pick you up at the end'.
Open 7 days a week including public holidays from 8.00am to 6.00pm (although bookings are essential). Kayak hire is dependant on current creek conditions, which for the most part are perfect for paddling.
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 (let us know and we'll reserve the best suited kayak for you). Larger kids (starting at about 8 years) often 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. Very small rapids (better described as 'ripples') add that element of fun and excitement along the way. There's no paddling back home against the current either, just let the current take you through the valley to the finish points where you will be picked up.
The views on children's level of participation are flexible as parents are trusted to be the best judges of their capabilities. Please note; parents/Guaridans will need to sign a liability waiver on behalf of their children in order for them to participate.