How Accesible is the Curtain Fig Tree?
A steady wooden boardwalk surrounds the tree so you can see it wonderfully from any angle. There is also a large photo-taking platform, so don't forget to bring your camera. An information board is present at the site to explain the origins of the tree which is estimated to be over 500 years old.
As one of the largest trees in North Queensland, the Curtain Fig Tree is fascinating and unusual. If you're in the Atherton Tablelands, make sure you stop by an have a look.
Is the Curtain Fig Tree Boardwalk Wheelchair Accesible?
The boardwalk around the tree does not meet the Australian Standard for disability access however there are no stairs on this elevated boardwalk and guests with a disability can use the walkway with an assistant or carer.
Curtain Fig Tree National Park is open 24 hours
There are some wonderful opportunities to see some very rare native Australian wildlife in the Mabi Forest with over 130 bird species listed as inhabitants. At night the forest comes alive with nocturnal animals as they move around and forage for food.
How to get to the Curtain Fig Tree
The Curtain Fig Tree is located just outside the small township of Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands. From Yungaburra, head towards Atherton for one kilometre and follow the sign on the left side of the road towards the tree. A short drive along this narrow road will take you to a small car park.
From here, there is a 180m return walk to the tree along a wooden boardwalk - stroller friendly.
If driving from Cairns The Atherton Tablelands and Yungaburra are accessible via a one hour drive (or 66km) via the Gillies Highway at the southern end of Cairns, the Kennedy Highway from North Cairns, the Palmerston Highway from Innisfail or if you are staying in Port Douglas take the Mossman - Mt Molloy Road.
While exploring the Atherton Tablelands make sure to stop by Lake Eacham for a refreshing swim and Lake Barrine where you can take a wildlife cruise and enjoy homemade scones.
When staying on the Atherton Tablelands
You will find nowhere more beautiful and serene than the Atherton Tablelands with a selection of holiday accommodation in and around Yungaburra, Atherton and Malanda. The Atherton Tablelands make a great base to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of the Cairns' highlands. With a range of B&B's, rainforest treehouses and romantic retreats the Atherton Tableands make a great holiday destination for couples and families.
Cairns Rainforest & Waterfalls Tour | Atherton Tablelands Discovery Tour | ATE-WW
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11.5 hours (approx)
Cairns rainforest and waterfalls tours. The best Cairns tour deal around for you to visit the Atherton Tablelands and swim in thw waterfalls. Visit the Curtain Fig Tree, Babinda Boulders, Josephine Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls, Malanda Pub, Mount Hypipamee, Lake Eachem and see Platypus.
Cairns Rainforest Tours | Waterfalls & Paronella Park | NEXP
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10.5 hours (approx)
Take in the sights of the Atherton Tablelands including the Curtain Fig Tree & Crater Lakes plus travel south to famous Paronella Park and a swim or relax at Babinda Boulders.
Cairns Small Group Tours - Atherton Tablelands - Volcano Craters | FNQ
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10 hours (approx)
Small group Cairns rainforest tours enable you to experience so much more with your very own private tour guide being in charge and showing you the sights and icons of the Atherton Tablelands. See volcano crater lakes, native Australian wildlife, Curtin Fig Tree, Lake Barrine, Lake Eacham, Yungaburra and more.
Cairns Tours | Food Tour | Rainforests | Waterfalls | Atherton Tablelands
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Full day tour
A wonderful new Cairns food tour of the glorious and fertile Atherton Tablelands behind Cairns. This is a small group tour that visits the local farms and historic sites around these lush green rolling hills. Visit the Curtain Fig Tree, Millaa Millaa Falls, Herberton Historic Village and see native Australian wildlife.
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
Enjoy an eco retreat amongst the wilderness of the Atherton Tablelands. Suitable for a romantic getaway or a family getaway Rose Gums Wilderness retreat is a great base to explore the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy Complimentary Breakfast Hamper on arrival, bathrobes, slippers and large deluxe spa baths with rainforest views.
Jabiru Safari Lodge Atherton Tablelands
Enjoy glamping style accommodation within the Mareeba Wetlands Nature Reserve, Atherton Tablelands approx an hour and 15 minutes from Cairns. Enjoy the sounds of nature and birdlife at this unique eco safari style lodge. With all inclusive options available including meals, eco cruise and canoeing on Clancy's lagoon a minimum stay of 2 nights is recommended.
Mt Quincan Crater Retreat
Perfect for honeymooners or a romantic retreat - Mt Quincan Crater Retreat features complete seclusion for couples in self contained tree house style cabin accomodation. Enjoy a Double Spa Bath, Wood Fire place, bathrobes and complimentary breakfast hamper featuring local produce from the Atherton Tablelands.
The Summit B&B
The Summit B&B offers non-hosted B&B facilities complete with continental breakfast supplies provided. Each suite features a king bed, private ensuite and access to the large wrap around veradah. Interconnecting suites are available for families. Enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or spa after a day exploring the sights of the Atherton Tablelands. The entire house can also be booked as Holiday House for up to 8 guests for larger family groups.
Sweetwater Lodge Atherton Tablelands
Enjoy a romantic escape to the Atherton Tablelands staying in a private cottage complete with luxury King Bed, Log Fire place and alfresco kitchen facilities. Explore the freshwater creek, walking tracks and wildlife spotting.
Atherton Blue Gum B&B Atherton Tablelands
Atherton Blue Gum B&B caters for singles, couples and families who are travelling and exploring the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy a dip in the pool or spa with a complete with poolside guest BBQ facilities after a day’s drive on the Atherton Tablelands. Some rates include daily breakfast.
The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses
Enjoy treehouse style accommodation on the Atherton Tablelands set amongst 100 acres of Rainforest enjoy a range of activities including bushwalking, freshwater streams, wildlife and bird spotting.
The Edge at Lake Tinaroo Holiday House
The Edge Holiday House located on the edge of Tinaroo Dam is perfect for a couples or families with the option of a 2 bedroom house or additional private suites to accommodate larger groups up to 10. Travelling with a large family - the bunkhouse is perfect! This is a popular holiday house with Lake Tinaroo being a popular watersport destination - Ensure to book early.
Gumtree on Gillies B&B Atherton Tablelands
Located in Yungaburra Gumtree on Gillies B&B features themed suites complete with deluxe double spabath and open wood burning fireplace - providing a unique stay. Enjoy a home cooked breakfast during your stay plus complimentary chocolates. Enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or spa, or relax in the country style gardens after a day exploring the Atherton Tablelands.