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Go Swimming in Wild Natural Pools

Summer lives on at these pristine rainforest pools.
By Eliza Crisp
March 14, 2022
By Eliza Crisp
March 14, 2022

Wild swimming holes are plentiful in Tropical North Queensland. And with many of spots hidden down rainforest paths, going for a dip is a top-tier way to immerse yourself in the lush green scenery of the tropics. The Babinda Boulders swimming hole is situated about an hours' drive south of Cairns with ramp and railing access to the main swimming area. Showers, barbecues, and free camping are all available at these emerald-coloured pools that spill over giant granite boulders.

Further inland you'll find Lake Eacham in the Crater Lakes National Park in the Atherton Tablelands. The former volcanic crater is now a beautiful turquoise swimming spot where you can enjoy turtle viewing and covered picnic areas after floating in the tranquil tropical waters. Wherever you decide to dip, make sure you follow the on-site safety signs and only swim within designated swimming holes. 

Image: Tourism Tropical North Queensland.

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