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Cathedral Fig Tree
Yungaburra
The Cathedral Fig Tree, like the Curtain Fig Tree, is a gigantic 500 year old strangler tree. Located in the Danbulla State Forest, the Cathedral Fig has the reputation of being the best place to hear an early morning bird 'singing' in the Atherton Tablelands. Circumnavigate the base of the tree and giant buttress roots on the easily accessible boardwalk.
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Curtain Fig National Park
Yungaburra
Part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Curtain Fig National Park contains an endangered type of rainforest called mabi forest. A semi-deciduous canopy allows more sunlight to reach the ground than in other rainforest types. This promotes a well-developed shrub layer. The highlight of this park is a huge, unique fig tree called the Curtain Fig with extended aerial roots dropping 15 metres to the forest floor and forming a 'curtain'. Enjoy the short, elevated boardwalk around the tree. Return at night to spotlight for the elusive Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo and other nocturnal animals.
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Curtain Fig Tree
Atherton
The Curtain Fig National Park contains the renowned Curtain Fig Tree, an enormous strangler fig tree. Located a short drive out of Yungaburra, a small town in the Atherton Tableland, the giant tree has several aerial roots hanging down from its branches that look like curtains. It's over 500 years old and definitely worth a look! There
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Fitzroy Island National Park
Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island National Park and its surrounding waters form part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. This densely forested island offers bushwalking as well as swimming and snorkelling. The island rises to 269 metres, offering grand vistas from almost any vantage point. In winter (June to August), watch from the lighthouse for humpback whales. Walk to the disused lighthouse and continue on the 4.4 kilometre circuit walk via the summit, or return to Welcome Bay to swim and snorkel. Look for some of the island
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Flecker Botanic Gardens
Edge Hill
Welcome to Flecker Botanic Gardens, the only wet tropic botanic gardens in Australia. At Flecker Botanic Gardens, the collections reflect their tropical diversity, with plants from the steamy jungles of South East Asia, South America and Africa easily adapting to the warm, wet climate of Cairns. These gardens have a fairytale-like feel for many plant collectors, with the most outstanding flowering and foliage plants arranged in natural landscape style.
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Hallorans Hill Conservation Park
Atherton
Hallorans Hills Conservation Park protects eucalypt forest and a remnant of the endangered mabi forest on an extinct volcanic cone. The cone is part of the legacy of the tableland's fiery geological past.
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Hasties Swamp National Park
Atherton
Hasties Swamp is a large seasonal wetland renowned for its diverse range of resident and migratory birds. A two-storey bird hide has wheelchair access and is big enough to hold a school group. Observe the birds from the comfort of the hide, using the signs as a guide to species identification. At least 220 bird species have been recorded, mainly in the wetland and open woodland.
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Josephine Falls, Wooroonooran National Park
Babinda
At Josephine Falls, Wooroonooran National Park, the waters of Josephine Creek plunge over granite boulders forming a turbulent waterfall at the base of Queensland
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Jumrum Creek Track
Kuranda
Jumrum Creek Conservation Park protects a small pocket of rainforest on the edge of Kuranda village. A 750 metres path and boardwalk winds through the rainforest to the creek and then climbs up to meet Barron Falls Road.
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Kahlpahlim Rock (Lambs Head)
Atherton
Kahlpahlim Rock, also known as Lambs Head, is the highest point in the Lamb Range and presents a challenging adventure for the experienced bushwalker. The sheer size of the rocks and the views over the Davies Creek catchment, if the weather is clear, are impressive.
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