Mist,Fog and Windiest Roads So Far
Trip Start Apr 22, 2011
62Trip End Apr 01, 2016
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Where I stayed
Atherton Caravan Park
We went to Lake Tinaroo,still too cold and wet to fish,lovely large lake would be very popular in the warmer months.
We went to a town about 10km from here called Yungaburra,they had some lovely shops,spent about an hour in a second hand book shop.We found the Gem Gallery where Al bought me a lovely Opal Ring,he has good taste it is beautiful
Visited the Curtain Fig Tree,very intersting
The fig tree is from the strangler fig species Fichus virens. The curtain effect results from one tree leaning against another tree on a 45-degree angle. The strangler vine then grew along the oblique angle of the leaning tree, dangling 15 metres to the ground to create the curtain affect.
A wooden boardwalk surrounds the tree so you can see it on any angle. There is also a large photo-taking platform, so don't forget to bring your camera. An information board is present at the site to explain the origins of the tree.
As one of the largest trees in North Queensland, the Curtain Fig Tree is fascinating and unusual. If you're in the Atherton Tablelands, make sure you stop by an have a look.