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Gloucester Tree, Pemberton

Categories: Observation Decks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
Climb to the top of the Gloucester Tree for a commanding view of the surrounding karri (eucalyptus) forest. At 72 m (236 ft), it stands as the second tallest of Australia's lookout trees. Because this tree originally served to enable forest rangers to survey the land and spot forest fires, you can today climb a spiraling bolted ladder of 153 spikes to a platform at the top. The site recommends against having children climb the ladder, but some families permit their kids to do so. You can go up the tree for free, but the parking lot charges a fee if you arrive by car. Put Gloucester Tree into our Pemberton trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pemberton.
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  • My husband and I climbed Gloucester tree after already climbing (or attempting to climb) Diamond Tree and the Bicentennial Tree. I made it all the way to the top without chickening out and am glad I d...  read more »
  • This was my first sight of a Fire watch tree and watching young and old make the climb to the top was riveting. I would however caution against allow younger children to climb the tree. There is a cos...  read more »
  • The local Rangers, shire and visitor centre really need to make people more aware that there are entry fees of $12 cash required to go and see the tree rather than being told in a not very friendly ma...  read more »
  • Unusual! A large tree with iron rods driven into the trunk to serve as steps for visitors to climb……up to 53 metres! The rods wound round the tree trunk like a spiral staircase. A similar tree is Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree in Warren National Park.
  • Really amazing climb to 65m up steel spikes nailed into the tree trunk. Great climb and panoramic view from the top. Used muscles I obviously don't use often... Hurt a bit to walk the next day.
  • A great experience, you can see over a vast area of woodland in all directions, no doubt very useful during the fire danger periods.
  • Definitely a must go!!
  • Walked up a little, looked down, came back down. Yep not for me 😁
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