We wanted to see the Cathedral Fig Tree for ourselves, so we turned off on Boar Pocket Road to reach Danbulla Forest Drive. We were only a few minutes down the road when we found the signpost for the Cathedral Fig.
There was a short walk on a fairly wide forest-littered path to reach the boardwalk around the Cathedral Fig. It was raining lightly and there were a zillion mozzies. Unfortunately for us we forgot the mozzie repellent! The children didn't seem to mind – all five of them raced down the path and around the tree.
The rainforest provided a moist cool environment for the Cathedral Fig to grow in. We saw plenty of rainforest plants and ferns growing from the tree, and there were also many different types of fungi. The scent of the forest really stood out, a perfumed mossy earth-and-rain scent enveloped us as we went in.
The boardwalk takes you right inside the Cathedral Fig. Look up!