Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

The Fig Tree circuit, accessible to wheelchairs, leads through magnificent rainforest. Photo credit: © Ross Naumann

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Fig Tree circuit

Stand in awe beneath magnificent, 150 year-old Moreton Bay fig trees and look for wildlife in this lush rainforest.

Journey type
780m circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 45min walking time.
Grade 1 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Walking

Take a stroll through lush riverine rainforest—its towering canopy filled with Moreton Bay fig trees, piccabeen palms, flooded gums and white cedar trees.

Learn about the forest’s plants and animals from signs along the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk. You’ll see Australian brush-turkeys foraging in the leaf litter and skinks sunning themselves along the track, while beautiful butterflies flit about the rainforest canopy.

Listen to the ever-present bird chorus. If you are quiet you might hear the wailing, cat-like call of green catbirds or the long whip call of eastern whipbirds—one of the most characteristic sounds of the Australian bush.

Getting there and getting around

Fig Tree circuit is in Imbil State Forest on the Sunshine Coast, about 150km north of Brisbane or 60km south of Gympie.

The circuit starts from the council-managed day-use area at Little Yabba Creek on the Maleny–Kenilworth Road.

  • From the day-use area, walk 150m on the footpath beside the busy Kenilworth-Maleny Road to the start of the circuit track. Please supervise children.
  • To reach Little Yabba Creek day-use area, from Kenilworth drive 7km south on the Maleny–Kenilworth Road, 150m past the intersection with Sunday Creek road.
  • The Maleny–Kenilworth Road is suitable for 2WDs.

Wheelchair access

This track is wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Fig Tree circuit is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Imbil safely and Walk with care.