Nestled in the Atherton Tablelands is the village of Yungaburra and on the advice of a friend, I had lunch at the Yungaburra Pub (Lake Eacham Hotel. They were the best lamb chops I'd had in a long time - three chops, mashed potato, pumpkin, carrot, broccoli, zucchini, gravy and mint sauce, and all for $17! Add a glass of wine ($4) and you have the makings of a delicious meal.
The Yungaburra Pub
Whistle Stop Cafe
On the corner opposite the pub is this lovely little "cottage" with all sorts of delicious cakes plus an assortment of "cottagey" type crafts.
Curtain Strangler Fig
A short drive (about 1 km) from Yungaburra is this magnificant Strangler Fig - directions to this fantastic tree are well sign-posted and it is well worth it. There are interpretative signs which describe how the Curtain Fig Tree grew and some additional interesting information.
A closer look
Did you know that to count the tangled roots of the Curtain Fig would take a week?
The Curtain Fig Cycle
The seed germinates and its first root begins to descend to the soil.
and eventually strangles the host tree.
The host tree falls into a neighbouring tree and vertical fig roots descend
from its leaning trunk to form the curtain like appearance.
4. Eventually the host tree rots away leaving the free standing Fig Tree.