Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

The Fig tree walk, accessible to wheelchairs, leads through magnificent rainforest. Photo credit: © Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

Imbil State Forest has magnificent forests, deep gorges, spectacular views, walking tracks, scenic drives and grassy camp sites near rainforests and mountain streams. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Fig tree walk

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

From Kenilworth travel 7km on the Maleny–Kenilworth Road (bitumen road) to the Little Yabba Park on the banks of Little Yabba Creek.

Just after you cross the Little Yabba Creek bridge (150m past the intersection with Sunday Creek Road), there are entrances to the park areas on both sides of the road (the park on the right has a public toilet).

Walk across the bridge on the pedestrian path to reach the start of the walk.

Read more access information.

Wheelchair access

The walking track is accessible for people in wheelchairs (may require assistance)—a bitumen sealed path with some timber boardwalk sections.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Imbil State Forest is open 24 hours a day. For your safety, complete your walk during daylight hours.

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.