1.1 km return / Class 2 track – Easy – Wheelchair Accessible – Walks – Fig Tree Walk
6.5 km 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 and you may hear a Wompoo pigeon, see skinks basking in the sunshine, and glimpse birds flitting about the forest’s understorey 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 was 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.
REMEMBER: Wear sturdy, enclosed boots or shoes. Surfaces can be slippery. Carry drinking water. Plan to complete your walk well before dark. Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Stay on marked tracks. Use a map or track guide. Ensure an experienced adult accompanies children. Obey all safety and warning signs. Take a charged mobile phone. Accidents have happened, even to experienced bushwalkers. In case of emergency try calling 000 or 112 if you are experiencing bad recption. Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.