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Gloucester Tree, Pemberton

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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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  • Wow what an experience but can't believe that it's still allowed to happen. My husband and 5 kids climbed the tree aged between 8-15 and 2 x in-laws both over 60. Daughter and I opted to stay down, sc...  more »
  • Whilst backpacking i was working on a farm local to Pemberton so was staying at the YHA there, this tree was one of the local attractions so it was a must to go and visit/climb. Takes a few nerves to ...  more »
  • You have to see this tree to believe it! Climbing bars around a tree to 50+ metres with only chicken mesh stopping you from falling to your death will make you consider your mortality! There is a limi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful views. The climb isn't for the faint hearted. But well worth it
  • Wow another must see, climb it if you are very fit and brave but wear gloves as it is hard on the hands!
  • A great experience, you can see over a vast area of woodland in all directions, no doubt very useful during the fire danger periods.