The Curtain Fig Tree
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The Curtain Fig Tree:
This world famous fig tree is of the species Ficus virens, it is a
strangler fig tree.
Located about 1 kilometre out of Yungaburra, this ancient tree is awesome in
its size and grandeur.
Directions to this fantastic tree are well sign-posted and the short drive well
Plenty of car parking available. It is a 50 metre walk to view the tree.
There are interpretative signs which describe how the Curtain Fig Tree grew and
some additional interesting information.
There is a continuos board walk around the tree and a section which creates good
perspective for photo opportunities.
Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos & Green Possums can sometimes be seen asleep in this
area during daylight.
After dark you can spotlight for Tree Kangaroos, Green Possums, Herbert River
Possums and Coppery Brushtail Possums.
To count the tangled roots of the Curtain Fig would take a week.
It is one of
the largest trees in north Queensland, and one of the best known attractions on
Its curtain of aerial roots drop 15 metres (49 feet) to the
Large basalt boulders cover the forest floor, which is probably why the
forest here wasn't cleared for farming - and why the curtain fig tree remains
Wet Tropics Management Authority.
Curtain Fig Tree Photos
Curtain Fig Tree Photos 2
The Curtain Fig Cycle