Curtain Fig National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Qld

Things to do

    The Curtain Fig National Park is home to the Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo. Photo: Queensland Government.

    The Curtain Fig National Park is home to the Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo. Photo: Queensland Government.

    See Macleay's Honeyeaters at Alligators Nest day-use area. Photo © Wet Tropics Management Authority.

    Mackleay's honeyeater, a Wet Tropics endemic, has been recorded in the Curtain Fig National Park. Photo: WTMA.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is not permitted in Curtain Fig National Park.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Yungaburra, Malanda and Atherton. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    Walking

    The boardwalk encircling the Curtain Fig is the only public-accessible part of the national park.

    Curtain Fig boardwalk (Grade: easy)

    Distance: 180m return
    Time: allow 10mins walking time
    Details: This short, gently sloping boardwalk takes visitors around the tree while protecting the fragile root system. Viewing areas overlook the endangered mabi forest.

    Viewing wildlife

    The endangered mabi forest protected by the Curtain Fig National Park provides a wonderful wildlife watching opportunity. Some mabi forest residents have been declared near threatened (rare), including the Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo and the Herbert River ringtail possum.

    Over 130 species of birds are listed as mabi forest inhabitants and over 41 of these have so far been recorded in the Curtain Fig National Park.

    Several species of frogs and reptiles are also in the park, including the near threatened (rare) rainforest skink.

    Spotlighting

    Resident nocturnal mammals, insects and reptiles ensure a rewarding spotlighting trip to the Curtain Fig National Park. Leaf-tailed geckos are often seen on tree trunks, while the Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo and many possums can sometimes be spied in the canopy. See looking after the park for more information about spotlighting.

    • See the description of the park’s natural environment for more details about Curtain Fig wildlife.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.