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Offering a barbecue and views of the mountain, Babinda Quarters is located in Babinda, 34 mi south of Cairns.

Babinda Quarters features free WiFi . A flat-screen TV is provided in the shared lounge area. On-street parking is available, and long term parking is available at the back of the property.

Fitzroy Island is 29 mi from Babinda Quarters, while Atherton is 30 mi away. The nearest airport is Cairns Airport, 34 mi from Babinda Quarters.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Babinda Quarters has been welcoming guests since Mar 3, 2016

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free Parking Available On Site


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Babinda Quarters

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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  • Hi Just want to double check pets (we've got a small dog) are allowed and if so what is the arrangement? Thanks.
    Small dogs are no problem we just ask that they be kept off the beds.
    Answered on December 4, 2021
  • Hi We are a couple ( my wife 52 and I 66) with a cat. We travel to north Queensland My question do you accept a cat for one night? Best regards Thier...
    Hi, with cats we ask that they remain indoors and in their travel cage. The building is located in rainforest region and home to a large variety of w...
    Answered on July 6, 2022
  • Is smoking permitted outdoors
    Yes we do have a smoking area outdoors
    Answered on September 16, 2022
  • Hi we are interested in a double room with private shower overnight on 6 August but are the rooms upstairs as my partner has disability issues? Tricia...
    Hi, Yes all our rooms are upstairs, it is an older building and we do not have easy access from the main entrance, we do have vehicle access at the...
    Answered on April 8, 2021
  • Hi I was wondering if you have somewhere to park the car with a trailer.
    We have a grassed area at the front of the building but unfortunately on street only for cars with trailers.
    Answered on June 16, 2021
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Hosted by Margaret Perpetua Nelson.

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Margaret Perpetua Nelson.
Welcome to Babinda Quarters! This Art Deco Nurses Quarters was lying idle in a jungle setting for almost 10 years until by chance one day Maggie saw it and decided to bring it back to life as a guest house. A peaceful haven where people can relax and enjoy the lush surroundings. With untouched charm and history at every turn, it's easy to imagine the doctors and nurses living here. It's so large and rambling with quirky authentic bathrooms and simple original kitchens. Musicians love the Bernstein Baby Grand Piano. There is also a drum kit. Guests are encouraged to stay and bring their instruments. The Doctors Quarters is a semi-circle studio apartment popular with couples. We are planning a bathroom refurbishment in this room but currently it has the original tiles. There is an additional seven en-suite rooms for overnight and holiday guests along this wing of the building. Groups of friends are welcome. Eleven rooms are allocated for longer stay guests. There is a mix of people here with guests working on short contracts,, training or having a long break. You are welcome to enjoy the relaxed homey environment. Stay for a day or stay for a year.
Maggie enjoyed being a self employed business woman all her life. For the last 32 years she delighted in restoring Art Deco buildings in North Queensland, and converting them into holiday accommodation. Starting with Cairns Backpackers Inn in the mid 80's, then Floriana Guest House on the Cairns Esplanade and Charlston House amongst them. Her life long passion for entertaining guests, friends and family by playing piano and singing explains the Bernstein Baby Grand sitting in the main lounge at Babinda Quarters. Garry is the friendly, helpful and efficient manager at Babinda Quarters. If he isn't chatting to guests he will be doing a painting project, or a water proofing project. There is a lot to do in this huge place, but it's fun. I am Kim, writing this message, to let valued guests know that I intend to carry on Mums tradition of restoration. You may see me wandering around with a measuring tape or gardening in the rain. I love Babinda Quarters and hope you do too. In all it's quirky and random wonderment and awkwardness. We will get there.
Babinda is a town beneath the tallest mountain in Queensland. A misty rainforest backdrop to the restored art deco picture theatre, a 50m public pool, a bakery famous for cream buns, bank, chemist, library, post office, supermarket, hospital, medical centre, heritage listed pub, cafes and quirky shops. There are wonderful walks, rock pools, waterfalls, and rainforest. Babinda Boulders are a series of swimming holes where the water is cold year round. Only 6kms from Babinda township with plenty of parking. It is safe to swim here, and plenty of seating and viewing platforms. Devils Pool is a 1.3 km walk from Babinda Boulders and is for viewing only. Devils Pool is not a swimming spot but is impressive to view. Josephine Falls is a scenic tiered cascade waterfall set within beautiful lush rainforest surrounds. There is a natural rock slide here, fed by rainfall. Mount Bartle Frere is a challenging hike that involves preparation and should only be undertaken by experienced bushwalkers. Overnight campsites need to be pre-booked with National Parks. Broken Nose Walk is also accessed from here. An 8 kilometre demanding hike. We live in a cloud.
Language spoken: English
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Amenities of Babinda Quarters
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Live music/Performance
  • Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Bowling Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules Babinda Quarters takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 9:00 PM


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

FAQs about Babinda Quarters

  • Babinda Quarters offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Movie nights
    • Live music/Performance

  • Check-in at Babinda Quarters is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Babinda Quarters include:

    • Double
    • Studio
    • Triple
    • Twin/Double

  • The prices at Babinda Quarters may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Babinda Quarters by:

    • Car 55min

  • Yes, Babinda Quarters is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Babinda Quarters is 1,000 feet from the center of Babinda.