Helen and Doug's Round the World Trip travel blog

Cathedral Fig Tree

Millaa Millaa Falls

Mission Beach


We left Cairns on Thursday morning and drove to the Atherton Tablelands. First we stopped at a lookout, these things are all starting to look the same now! We then drove to the Cathedral Fig Tree which is a huge strangler fig tree which you can almost walk right inside of. It's over 500 years old, very impressive.

We then went on through a couple of nondescript small country towns to the Curtain Fig Tree which was also very impressive, it has grown in a curtain shape because the original tree fell over so it grew around one leaning and one standing tree.

Finally we visited Millaa Millaa Falls of postcard fame. It was a waterfall a child would draw if asked what a waterfall was like, and in some ways was too perfect. The block of concrete for swimming from didn't help!

We drove on south to Mission Beach which was a lovely small town that actually had restaurants which opened past 8pm! Although it did take an hour and a half to get our food - at least we got a discount for that! We watched the sun go down from the beach which overlooks beautiful Dunk Island and had an early night.



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