Curtain Fig National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Visiting Curtain Fig safely

    Getting there and getting around

    The Curtain Fig National Park is on the Atherton Tableland, on the outskirts of Yungaburra, about 66km or just over 1 hour’s drive from Cairns via the Gillies Highway. The Atherton Tableland is also accessible via the Kennedy Highway from Cairns, the Palmerston Highway from Innisfail or the Mossman–Mt Molloy Road from Port Douglas.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    There are no stairs on the elevated boardwalk around the curtain fig, but it does not meet the Australian Standard for disability access. People living with a disability may be able to use the boardwalk with assistance.

    Staying safe

    • Remain on the boardwalk at all times.

    For more information, read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    To enjoy your time at Curtain Fig National Park remember to bring:

    • drinking water

    Opening hours

    Curtain Fig National Park is open 24 hours a day.

    Permits and fees

    Permits are required for commercial or organised activities. View permits and fees for further information.


    Domestic animals are not permitted in Curtain Fig National Park.

    Climate and weather

    The Curtain Fig National Park sits 720m above sea level and the lower humidity and temperatures are a pleasant escape from the coastal extremes. Maximum summer temperatures are around 29°C while winter temperatures can fall below 10°C at night. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available in Yungaburra. For more information, see the tourism information links.


    There are no toilet facilities at Curtain Fig National Park.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.