From Kenilworth, head south on the Malaney-Kenilworth Road until you reach Little Yabba Creek. Park your car on the Maleny side of the road and cross the bridge the the boardwalk entrance.

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Fig Tree Walk

You’ll find this charming walk 6.5 km south of Kenilworth on the Kenilworth –Maleny Road. Built in 1994 by the Youth Conservation Corps, this easy 1.1 km return wheelchair friendly walk explores the riverine rainforest near the junction of Little Yabba Creek and the Mary River.

A sealed and boardwalk track provides wheelchair access which highlights great specimens of the Morton Bay Fig.

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.

You will enjoy some wonderful interpretive signs strategically placed around this delightful circuit where you will learn more about the rainforests of the Hinterland. Stop at the giant fig tree towards the end of the walk for a photo.

There are delightful picnic areas with river views and across the road from the boardwalk entry accessible from the car park.

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 reception. Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.

NOTE: Wear enclosed shoes and look out for the heart shaped leaves of the giant stinging tree on the track and railings. If stung, use sticky tape or hair removal wax was to remove the fine hairs.

Opening hours

Open seven days.