Thetraveljunkie.org – Last week, we went to Fig Tree Walk on Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Australia. 6.5kms south of Kenilworth on the Kenilworth/Maleny road lies one of the jewels of the Hinterland walks. This easy 1.1km return wheelchair friendly walk explores riverine rainforest growing near the junction of Little Yabba Creek and Mary River. This forest was once extensive along watercourses in this area. Trees growing here include the Moreton Bay fig, giant stinging tree, black bean, white cedar, flooded gum, brown tulip oak and piccabeen palm.
We had stood in awe beneath magnificent, 150 year-old Moreton Bay fig trees and seen for wildlife in this lush rainforest.
We had walked quietly and heard a woompoo pigeon, seen skinks basked in the sunshine, and glimpsed birds flitting about the forest’s understorey and foraging in the leaf litter.
And, wayside signs provide information about some of the forest’s plants and animals. Stinging leaves – don’t touch them!
HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Take the Bruce Highway and turn off onto the Eumundi Kenilworth Road. Follow the signs to Kenilworth and drive through the town for 6km towards Cambroon on the Maleny Kenilworth Road to Little Yabba Park. Parking is available on either side of the road. Cross the bridge to access Fig Tree Walk.
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