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CURTAIN FIG TREE
CURTAIN FIG TREE
STRANGLER FIG NEAR LAKE TINAROO
STRANGLER FIG NEAR LAKE TINAROO

Curtain Fig Tree

Updated: 21-Feb-2007

Only minutes from Yungaburra is the famous Curtain Fig Tree, one of the best known attractions on the Tablelands. The tree stands 50 metres tall and spreads to 39 metres wide at the base and is over 800 years old.

The curtain effect has resulted from the weight of the fig tree being too great, so the host tree fell over landing on a 45-degree angle. The strangler vine has grown along the slanting angle of the leaning tree, dangling 15 metres to the ground. This has now formed a curtain which has made the tree so fascinating and unusual.

The tree is located along Curtain Fig Road between Yungaburra and the Malanda Atherton Road. From the car park there is a 50-metre walk through the rainforest along a wooden boardwalk. The wooden boardwalk surrounds the tree so you can see it 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.

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