Babinda - QLD



DEG: -17.3439 145.92266
DMS: 17º 20' 38.04" S 145º 55' 21.55" E
UTM: 55 K 8082080mN 385530mE
Altitude: 18.03m


Place Type

Population - Town


137.03kms SouthEast of Daintree - Driving 168 km (2 hours 22 mins)

Address & Contact

56 Munro St
Babinda QLD 4861
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


Babinda is a small town located 60 km south of Cairns and 1649 km north-west of Brisbane in the Australian state of Queensland. At the 2001 census, Babinda had a population of 1,176.[1] Situated on the Bruce Highway, the town is noted for its proximity to two of Queensland's highest mountains Mount Bartle Frere (1622 metres) and Mount Bellenden Ker (1593 metres). Babinda and Tully annually compete for the Golden Gumboot, an award for Australia's wettest town. Babinda is usually the winner, recording an annual rainfall of over 4200 millimetres each year.
Babinda was hit hard by Cyclone Larry in March 2006. The category five (Australian scale) storm damaged 80% of the town's buildings, including the town's historic movie theatre and iconic coffee shop "Yum Yum's". Sugar cane crops and banana plantations in the region were decimated. At least twenty homes were completely obliterated down to their concrete foundations, their debris causing significant damage to other buildings. Vegetation, often full-sized tree trunks weighing some one to two tons, were ripped from nearby forest and flung into buildings by the winds. Severe landslides caused by rain also devastated the slopes of the Bellenden Ker mountain range, blocking roads and contaminating the water supply for many weeks after the cyclone struck.

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Closest Weather Station

South Johnstone at 15/02:00pm EST
Distance from Babinda 30.1km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Babinda 23.35km SE
Mean Max. °C30.930.629.828.326.424.524.125.126.728.429.730.8
Mean Min. °C22.822.922.120.518.316.215.215.517.019.020.822.0
Mean Rain mm512.7593.7665.5459.9302.5185.6136.1117.486.688.3159.7264.8

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