Fig tree walk
6.5kms south of Kenilworth on the Kenilworth – Maleny Road lies one of the jewels of the Hinterland walks. This easy 1.1 km return wheelchair friendly walk explores the riverine rainforest near the junction of Little Yabba Creek and the Mary River. This walk was completed in 1994 by the Youth Conservation Corps.
Walk quietly you may hear a Wompoo pigeon, see skinks basking in the sunshine, and glimpse birds flitting about the forest’s understory and foraging in the leaf litter.
Beware of the Giant Stinging Tree. Lookout for the heart shaped leaves on the track and railings. When touched they can cause pain that will last for weeks. Dried leaves can still sting. If stung use sticky tape or hair removal wax to remove the fine stinging hairs.
You will enjoy some wonderful interpretive signs strategically placed around this delightful circuit where you will learn more about the rainforests of the Hinterland.
There are delightful picnic areas in the car park and across the road from the boardwalk entry.