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Babinda & Surrounds

Learn more about Babinda and surrounds

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Babinda and Surrounds

The Babinda region is a rural district in the Russel River catchment area that makes up the southern half of the Cairns Local Government area – from Fishery Falls in the north to Eubenangee in the south.
The township of Babinda, which is the region’s business and service centre, and is located about 60 km from Cairns.

Before Europeans arrived in the 1870s, the valley, ranges and coastal area surrounding Babinda supported a large Indigenous population.
The name Babinda is said to come from the Yidinji words ‘bunna binda’ meaning ‘water passing over your shoulder’.

Nestled between Queensland’s two highest mountains, Mt Bartle Frere (1622m) and Mt Bellenden Ker (1593m), the township of Babinda has an exceedingly high average annual rainfall of 4614mm.

The district is part of the unique Wet Tropics environment; this has shaped the lifestyle, strong identity and rich history of the community.

Times and Admission

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday
10am – 3pm (or by appointment)

The Museum is an All Person Access attraction.
The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, Christmas Day to New Years Day and Good Friday.

Admission Prices
Entry is free to all.
As this is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) and a community funded museum, donations are appreciated.


49 Munro Street
Queensland 4861

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