Consider staying at the Barrier Reef Motel, which is located 25 kilometres from the city's heart. You could also try the Moondarra Motel, 25 kilometres away.
The close by cities of Lake Eacham and Peeramon are certainly worth exploring. Lake Eacham is 30 kilometres to the west of Babinda, while Peeramon is 35 kilometres to the west. Lake Eacham hotels include the Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges and Lake Eacham Tourist Park & Self Contained Cabins. The Eden House Retreat and Allumbah Pocket Cottages are some of the options in Peeramon.
Hotels in Babinda start at AU$89 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.