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. Make Gloucester Tree a part of your Pemberton vacation plans using our Pemberton day trip planning app .
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  • October 11, 2017
    Cannot believe that all information signs have been removed and replaced with barcode info.I learnt nothing and left only with questions. Just stupid to encourage tourists to look at Phone when it can...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    You can climb at your own risk. Climbed up my husband's fear of heights. Seems pretty scared, go up and is so good, there were some rising people. I was strong, so I wasn't. It is a 53 meter! People who like high by all means! This national park so we need car one $ 13 admission.
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  • October 3, 2017
    As well as a long way up it is also a bit pricey to enter unless you are doing other things in the NP. We had entered and done Beedelup NP so had already paid the 'seniors' entry. had we just been wan...  more »
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  • September 2, 2017
    Karri tree used as fire lookout point before. Stepping on the spikes that spiral the tree was so scared. I just make it at the beginning. At that time, the step was covered with morning dew and it slippery. But one guy was manage to go up until the metal cabin and safely down. There are many species of Bird here. I was enjoyed to see all of nature here.
  • March 20, 2017
    The Gloucester Tree is one of my must-do item ever since I started the planning of my trip to the South West region. I reckon that it isn’t often that I will get a chance to climb a (very) tall tree sans safety harness and safety net. It sounds dangerous and it definitely is! It’s even more exciting when going up the tree, someone else wants to come down. It is a tight squeeze up there and it’s a balancing act that has to be performed by both parties on the same metal rung. A signage at the foot lists out the safety precautions to be taken when attempting the climb. According to the information provided, 153 metal rungs are pegged into the tree trunk forming a ladder spiralling up towards the Gloucester Tree Lookout, 53 metres above the ground. While reasonably strenuous, I feel that the climb is doable for most people. It should take not more than 10 minutes and the view from the top should make the effort worth its while!
  • June 20, 2017
    Amazing place to see the sun rising above the tree line. Only do it if you are reasonable fit and aren't afraid of heights.
  • January 20, 2017
    Thrilling experience. Climbed it with my 12 y.o. daughter. Magical view from the top. Seems a bit daunting from the bottom, but if you just concentrate on climbing the ladder (maintain 3 points of contact), you'll be fine. If unsure, try the diamond tree first - it has a halfway platform for you to catch your breath. One to cross off the "bucket list"!
  • April 11, 2017
    Enjoyed climbing again but was more of a physical effort than i thought. Only bummer was some kids(??) had been up the night before drinking and one had vomited so as you came out of the top ladder you were facing a pool of vomit. Climb it for the unique experience not the view but view still worth a selfie at the top.

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