Gloucester National Park, Pemberton

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Gloucester National Park is a national park in Western Australia, 281 km south of Perth and about 3 km from Pemberton.This park contains the Gloucester Tree, a renowned karri tree. Visitors can climb up to a viewing platform 61m above the ground, using the climbing pegs inserted into the tree. The tree and the park are named after the then Governor General the Duke of Gloucester who visited the area in 1946.The tree served as a fire lookout and had the platform, cabin and climbing pegs installed in 1947, it was one of eight lookout trees constructed in the area between 1937 and 1952.By 1963 it was estimated that over 3,000 people had climbed the tree, and in 1973 the original wooden cabin was demolished and replaced with an aluminium and steel cabin and gallery.Another attraction in the park is The Cascades, a cascade waterfall in Lefroy Brook.
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  • The Karri trees in the Gloucester National Park are just amazing and a must do on a visit to the region. we had been to the Gloucester tree in the afternoon and my husband enjoyed climbing it while I ...  more »
  • We walked around at the Gloucester Tree and you can walk various distences here. 2 short walks and 1 long 10km walk. It is the best envorinment to check out the beautiful karri trees.  more »
  • The Cascades, where the Lefroy Brook supposedly is a raging torrent across a series of rocky shelves in winter, were frankly rather pathetic in December as it moved rather serenely. What was nice was ...  more »
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  • Pay to enter $21 national park entry per adult valid for full day. Beautiful area to walk about and the Gloucester tree is spectacular! Only climb if you're not scared of heights! Also the ladder is slippery when wet.
  • Climbing the Gloucester Tree: I have a pretty good head for heights but have to confess to having a bit of anxiety on the upper half of the climb. Great sense of achievement when we got to the top. The climb down felt easier. Slow and steady does it!
  • Located within easy reach of Margaret River, the Gloucester National Park boasts one of the tallest trees in the southern hemisphere. The park consists of typical karri forest with the tallest having a history as a fire watch lookout. Reasonably fit tourists are able to climb the 50+ metre “Spike Ladder” to get a fantastic view above the forest canopy. Obviously this is not accessible for visitors with mobility limitations but the paths are level and an easy walk for those untroubled by a gravel surface. This may be challenging for unassisted wheelchairs.
  • Terrific National Park. Lovely area. The trees are fantastic. Huge. And climbing the Gloucester Tree makes the trip worthwhile.
  • Climb up to the top of the Gloucester Tree for a perfect view. I was lucky to have my wife with me, took great pics
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