Walpole-Nornalup National Park, Walpole

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Walpole-Nornalup National Park is a national park in the South West region of Western Australia, 355 km south of Perth. It is famous for its towering Karri and Tingle trees. Red Tingle trees are unique to the Walpole area.TourismThe "Valley of the Giants" is one of the main tourist draws in the area. Those with a head for heights can get a tree top view on the "Tree Top Walk" a 40 m high walk-way that can accommodate wheelchairs. Most similar canopy walks around the world are constructed using suspension bridge-type structures — not for the faint of heart. The Tree Top Walk, however, is a series of sixty-metre, lightweight steel trusses built on steel pylons to form a secure ramp. Beneath the canopy walk there is a pathway around the Tingle trees for walkers — this is known as the "Ancient Empire". A whale watching vantage point is settled at Conspicuous Beach, providing views of migrating whales (humpback and southern right) and dolphins.EnvironmentThe Tingle tree has evolved to cope with bush fires and can withstand low level fires. The Department of Conservation and Land Management in Western Australia (CALM) carries out fuel reduction backburning in the national park; this limits the risk of a large scale bush fire by reducing the amount of dry leaf litter on the ground. Tingles can look completely burned in the inside but continue to survive as they grow from just under the layer of outside bark.
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  • A bit windy when we were there but beautiful beaches here and Elephant Rocks. Great to stop and have a cuppa and just take it all in.  more »
  • We just loved driving and walking through the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. We first of all visited the Giant Tingle tree which was absolutely amazing. But don't forget to look at the rest of the fo...  more »
  • This area is awsome and we regretted not spending more days here. First stop will be to walpole visitor center to find out the areas of interest to you. We went to the inlet area and saw pelicans and ...  more »
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  • I loved seeing the giant trees, experiencing the peace and quiet of this special forest. The tree top walk was wonderful. Being up near the top if those trees was something I could not otherwise experience. The guided walk through the Ancient Empire was informative, gently humourous, and fun. I enjoyed every minute of our day there.
  • Lovely peacefull part of WA, one of our favs for exploring, a way from the masses of people
  • Beautiful Walpole, Denmark, peaceful bay etc of the south west of Australia is under rated and developed, which is a good thing...I want to stay here forever! Think I will.
  • Fabulous place. The tree top walk is a must. The bush is awsome. You just gotta go.
  • Amazing place .. tranquility ... huge trees ... a true sanctuary
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