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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  • July 7, 2017
    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 »
  • June 8, 2017
    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 »
  • May 21, 2017
    Just drive and arrive and take in the beautiful views that surround this area. I arrived in the area on a cold, wet day so not a lot of people about. I imagine during summer this area would paint a di...  more »
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  • August 2, 2017
    The forest is amazing with different array of large trees and undergrowth.
  • June 18, 2017
    One of the best places in Australia. Local shops are great and the best food/wine culture in the bush imo.
  • September 17, 2017
    Absolutely gorgeous! Wildflowers and beaches.
  • June 14, 2017
    It's not like days of old when you could actually walk through the Valley of the Giants. However the Tree Top walk is truly amazing, while protecting this gem.
  • May 17, 2017
    The tree top walk is a unique experience for both kids and adults, we even took a trolley up there. Very special walk!

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