Agathis Camp was previously the base camp for jungle trekkers exploring the crater of the Maliau Basin in Sabah. However after damage by elephants and the construction of a new road it is no longer used for camping. Agathis Camp lies at the bottom of a gloomy damp valley which is rich in figs including Ficus cucurbitina and Ficus delosyce. “Agathis” refers to a large tree with ancient origins which grows on poor soils in Borneo. Both the wood and resin (dammar) have commercial value. A close relative in New Zealand is known as the Kauri Pine. Agathis is a locally common tree within the Maliau Basin where it is fully protected.