Walpole Things to Do

  • Nornalup Inlet
    Nornalup Inlet
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    John Rate Lookout - Views To The Southern Ocean

    by Mikebb Updated Apr 7, 2008

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    View To Southern Ocean
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    Driving north from Walpole along the South western Highway we stopped at the Lookout and admired the great view to the ocean. This rest area is well equipped with tables and bench seats for those who wish to stay longer and have a picnic.

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    Wyolie, A Small Endangered Native Animal

    by Mikebb Updated Apr 7, 2008

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    Woylie Notice at Tree Walk Entrance
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    The Woylie is a small nocturnal mammal resembling a tiny kangaroo which lived throughout the South West. However with the settlement of the South West during the 1930's depression and the introduction of foxes and cats into the area these animals were gradually reduced in number until they faced extinction.

    A programme was introduced to increase numbers and by 1999 there were 42 animals in the Valley of The Giants.

    At the entrance to the Tree Walk there is an excellent presentation on this lovely animal.

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    Red Tingle Trees From The Forest Floor

    by Mikebb Updated Apr 7, 2008

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    Red Tingle Tree -  Huge Base
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    After you have finished the tree top walk you must then walk the forest floor on the easy walking tracks. No chance of getting lost as long as you stay on the track and follow the sign posts.

    The forest floor lets you appreciate the enviroment these trees have enjoyed , and is the reason why they have survived solely in this district, nowhere else to be found in Western Australia. It is here that you will see the giant base of these trees, often 20 metres (60 feet).

    The tree has a restricted range extending over 6,000 hectares between the Deep River and the Bow River. It can be identified by its rough fibrous bark of grey red colour and its huge base.

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    Walk The Tree Top Walk

    by Mikebb Updated Apr 7, 2008

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    A Section Of The Walk
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    The Tree Top Walk is located approximately 14 km from Walpole and is very easy to find along the well signposted road. The walkway is situated 40 metres (130 feet) above the ground and gives you a magnificent view of the tree tops, in places you can touch the trees, however this is not recommended as it is unlikely you would survive the fall.

    The walk covers a distance of 600 metres and on the afternoon we visited a storm was advancing so we rushed the walk in 40 minutes as we wanted to also walk the tracks through the forest below. Normally we would take an hour or more, stopping to absorb the view, take some photos and just admire the beauty of an Australian forest.

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    Walk on the wild side

    by robertgaz Updated Jul 18, 2006

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    Walk trail to Conspicuous Cliffs
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    After a relaxing boat trip down the Frankland River with magnificent forests as a backdrop, you will be taken to start of a short walk through delightful dunes leading you to the Conspicuous Cliffs.

    Along the well marked walk trail you can see coastal heathland and savour the herbaceous smell eminating from the various hardy plants.

    The next tip takes you to the beach at Conspicuous Cliffs.

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    Rolling down the river

    by robertgaz Updated Jul 18, 2006

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    Frankland River
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    Starting at the town jetty in Walpole you can take a scenic boat ride down the calm dark waters of the Frankland River as it meanders and flows into the Great Southern Ocean. Along the way you will be inspired by the magnificent forests that tower above the river.

    The next tip takes you to the starting point for a short walk to the Conspicuous Cliffs.

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    Valley of the Giants

    by robertgaz Updated Jul 18, 2006

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    The Valley of the Giants is part of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park and it is filled with giant Karri and Red Tingle trees. Some of the Red Tingle trees are 16m around the base.

    To give you a birds eye view of life in the canopy, the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) have built a treetop walk on stell pylons. Many similar canopy walks around the world are suspension bridges making this one in Walpole very unique.

    The walk itself is around 600m long and takes you as high as 40m above the forest floor. The views are breathtaking and the air is fresh. Don't miss this uplifting experience.

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    Giant Tingle Tree

    by robertgaz Updated Jul 18, 2006

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    Starting at the car park is the beginning an 800m circular walk through dense forest which leads to the famous Giant Tingle Tree. At 24 metresaround the girth it is the largest living eucalypt in the world.

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    Circular Pool

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Frankland River flows over many rocky outcrops into an area surrounded by high granite cliffs known as Circular Pool.

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