Giant Stinging Tree, Dorrigo, New South Wales

Giant Stinging Tree, Dorrigo National Park, New South Wales

Walk into this exquisite jungle - a profusion of subtropical rainforest that includes a stand of ominous giant stinging trees.

These giants create a hundred foot canopy over bangalow palms, palm vines and woody lianas, that festoon the trunks of smaller trees.

A clean understory of walking stick palms lean around the wide buttressing of the central tree in an area where large leafed herbs and ground ferns are common.