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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  • As a 28 year old I climbed the tree in January 1975. On a second trip from N.S.W. to the Pemberton region in March 2018 the Gloucester Tree was on the "must do" list. This time my 26 year old daughter...  more »
  • Located just out of Pemberton, this 53m tree has a spiral ladder thumped into it all the way to a viewing platform. The view from the top is a little disappointing as it’s mostly obscured by new folia...  more »
  • This is a great climb that needs some perseverance. However the views of the canopy from the top make it really worthwhile. a really good activity to do, if fit and able.  more »
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  • I made it then everyone can make it Just relax and climb up it's not that dangerous ! Enjoy the way to go up then you will be fine! The views near the tree are also good to visit. Highly recommend this place
  • Absolutely stunning! Amazing views at every step of the climb from the bottom to the break through the canopy. Also a fantastic 10 km (closer to 7km) loop hike. Huge diversity of woodland birds, local pea species and SPRING TIME ORCHIDS AND LILLIES!!
  • Giant tree and great forest surrounds with walking trails. A hard climb for the unfit. Worthwile the effort.
  • One of the biggest tree in western australia, with a cage on the top for appreciate the view.
  • 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.

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