Devil’s Pool of Australia
Queensland’s Devil’s Pool might look like the perfect place to take a dip. But this is a dangerous spot indeed. Located close to Babinda, not far from Cairns, this is a destination that beckons backpackers and sightseers alike. The days here can be hot — so the temptation to swim is strong. But the waters here have been described as being like a ‘washing machine’ — with the currents strong and the conditions like nowhere else on Earth. Indeed, Devil’s Pool boasts deep waters that are fast-flowing through the boulders and gullies, with a ‘rock chute’ that punishes the unprepared.
Impossible phenomena or haunted pool? Legend has it that a young woman jumped into the Devil’s Pool after being torn from her lover. It’s said she’s still looking for her true love today and luring young men to their deaths in the pool. More than 17 people are known to have drowned here in the past 50 years.