The largest tree in Far North Queensland, the Curtain Fig Tree located within Curtin Fig National Park is a popular tourist attraction located just over an hour south east of Cairns. This giant strangler fig tree is a sight to see with aerial roots hanging down 15 metres to the forest floor from the branches resembling the look of curtains. The tree itself is well over 500 years old and still stands strong today. The National Park has a boardwalk travelling around the base of the giant tree and provides a great point for photographs. The boardwalk is a short 10 minute journey stretching for 180 metres return. The area is also home to a number of interest wildlife including the Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo and Herbert River ringtail possum, both of which are rare and nearing threatened. It's important for visitors to take care of the park, all visitors are asked that no domestic pets be brought into the park and all rubbish is taken with you as the park has no rubbish disposals.