Babinda Boulders – the memory of the beautiful Oolan. Australia

Babinda Boulder Valley. Australia

The continent country of Australia is famous for its unusual boulders, the most famous of which are Uluru and Kata Tiuta. These are the same giant boulders that rise among the prairies, as if forgotten by an ancient giant.

But there are smaller stones in the country, which does not affect their attractiveness. Rather, on the contrary, these boulders are an interesting attraction in Australia. Strangely enough, they do not have any remarkable name (this is not a poetic Chinese Gorge of the Leaping Tiger).

The name for this Australian natural wonder is short and succinct: Babinda Boulders. “Boulders” because boulders, and nothing else comes to mind. And Babinda, that’s just the nearest town. Or rather, the attraction is located within the city limits, at its westernmost point on the border with the Worunuran National Park in Queensland.

Boulders of Babinda.

On the map, the place is labeled “Boulders,” which translates to … “boulders.” To separate some boulders from others, these are commonly referred to as the Babinda Boulders.

Boulders of Babinda on the map.

  • Geographical coordinates -17.343470, 145.871546
  • Distance from Canberra, Australia about 2025 km
  • Distance to Cairns Airport about 55 km
  • There is also a small airport Innisfail 30 km south of the boulders

From the nearby mountains (the highest of which is Bartle Frere – 1,611 meters above sea level), water has long flowed into the Boulder Valley, grinding and polishing the huge stones. The streams of water have licked the massive shards of rock to an almost mirror-like shine and created bizarre sculptures.

Babinda. Boulder valley.

The legend of the appearance of the Babinda Boulders

The natives consider this place sacred, and associate the appearance of the boulders with a sad legend.

Once upon a time in the valley Babinda settled the tribe Yidinji (in the original Yidinji). And there lived a beautiful girl named Oolana. Council of elders decided to marry off the beautiful girl to a wise, respected, but already gray-haired old man named Varonoo, who lived in the same tribe. It was said and done. Oolana became the wife of the elderly grandfather, but she felt no love for him.

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One day wandering people from another tribe arrived in the tribe. According to the established traditions of Yidinzhi, the people were very warmly welcomed and invited to stay. There was a handsome young man named Diga among the wanderers. At first sight, Oolana and Diga fell in love with each other. The love of the young people was very strong. Knowing that they would never be allowed to be together, they decided to run away. The lovers settled near Churechillum (originally Chooreechillum), which is the highest peak in Queensland, also known as Bartle Frere.

For several days they were insanely happy. It would seem that all adversity was behind them and nothing would be able to destroy this happiness. But they were already looking for them. Both the wanderers and the people of the Yidinji tribe discovered the couple and captured them. The young man’s tribesmen twisted him up and told him that he and he would now go far away from the valley and never return. The wanderers very quickly left this place. Oolana wanted to be forcibly returned to the tribe to her elderly husband. But she broke free and began crying, screaming and calling for her beloved, who was already far away. Would he ever return? Would they be together? In helplessness and despair, the girl pounded the water with her fists.

The earth trembled with horror and sorrow in unison with the girl, and at the same moment it burst open, huge boulders flew out, filled the valley and buried Oolana beneath them forever.

Babinda. Australia

So to this day her spirit remains hovering in the vicinity. Some say that sometimes her agonizing moans calling for her lover can be heard in the rustling of the water. Locals warn that Oolana’s spirit can lure young travelers and ruin them. This is how the girl takes revenge for the separation from her beloved. It would seem to be an ordinary legend, but there is a sad fact: to date, 17 deaths have already been registered in the local area. All the dead are young men and not a single girl. Those people who were lucky enough to survive, unanimously claimed that an unknown and mysterious force drew them to the very bottom. So take a walk here in cheerful company, so you’ll have someone to pull you away from the pit. Especially dangerous places are marked with special signs.

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