About us

The atmosphere at the Curtain Fig is a burst of sunshine, full of smiles, suggestions, fun conversation, willingness to make sure your needs are met, and a good old fashioned welcome.

Your home away from home

You want peace and quiet? No problem. You want advice on where to go to make your travels memorable? Here to help. You want a chance to meet fellow travellers in a convivial and friendly atmosphere? Can be arranged. We're here to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Meet the owners

Meet the owners


Jane Johnson is co-owner of the Curtain Fig and is a people person. She is never happier than when she is able to brighten someone's day with a friendly smile, a kind word and some great home cooking. Her goal is to make your stay a happy experience in the Curtain Fig Motel - your 'home away from home' and to help keep the Atherton Tablelands at the top of the 'must re-visit' list for guests. One of her ambitions is to find the perfect scone recipe - so be prepared to taste the produce and provide feedback!


Mark is co-owner of the Curtain Fig, and Jane's 'Better Half'. Mark is a mean hand with the barbeque, a bit of a wine connoisseur and adores meeting new people and making new friends. Mark was a founding member of the Slow Food Group in Darwin and believes in supporting local produce and local cuisine. He is king of the breakfast provision at the Curtain Fig - and when not at the Motel, he will probably be found on the golf course.