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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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  • Climb if you dare. We didn't dare!, but watched one other couple who did. I can only imagine the superb view that must have awaited those daring enough to climb this wonderful old tree. 
  • The tree is impressive although not as impressive as the Bicentennial tree in a nearby Warren National Park. The positioning of the bars you use to climb up to the platforms makes this tree harder to ...  more »
  • My choice would be to takethe winery tour around the Pemberton, Nannup, Manjimup area and visit the chocolate and truffle factories. The orchards, Fontys Pool, and general shopping centre. 
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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.