Walpole, Western Australia

of the Walpole Wilderness Area of Western Australia

Walpole is a town 432km SSE of Perth and 66km west of Denmark. Walpole lies at the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet and is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. View a Walpole WA Map to get your bearings.

Between Walpole and Denmark lies the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk & The Ancient Empires Walk through the ancient tingle trees.

The Walpole Wilderness Area is an ancient forest with ancient Karri and Giant Tingle stretching up and up! These trees are amazingly graceful as they soar into the sky stretching endlessly in all directions.

Visit the National Parks (below) and explore the beautiful Southern Forests of the Walpole Wilderness Area.

Mount Frankland National Park is close to walpole and can be accessed only from the town or from the South West Highway to the west. Take a stroll to the top or

Walpole-Nornalup National Park (now part of the Walpole Wilderness Area and the Great South West Edge) stretches north and west and Walpole lies at the south east edge.

Visit Mandalay Beach in D'entrecasteaux National Park on the western edge of the forests.

The town of Walpole is set on the north side of the Walpole Inlet amidst the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

The giant Tingle forest is spectacularly represented by the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk and the Ancient Empire.

Walpole, Western Australia

The Walpole and Nornalup Inlet also offer the unique opportunity to see bird life and canoeing and kayaking is a popular activity for visitors and locals alike.

National Parks near Walpole:

The Walpole-Nornalup National Park covers most of the wild and beautiful southern coastline. Visit Mandalay Beach and catch glimpses of the shipwreck Mandalay while walking on white, clean sand.

If you're coming to Walpole we recommend visiting the grandmother tingle tree at the Giant Tingle Tree north of Walpole, take a glimpse at Circular Pool, and visit Fernhook Falls waterfalls in the Mount Frankland National Park.

While you are there, consider a walk to the summit of Mount Frankland.

Walpole Inlet, Walpole, Western Australia
Walpole, Western AustraliaWalpole Region
The Walpole Wilderness Area is an ancient forest with ancient Karri and Giant Tingle stretching up and up! The town of Walpole is set on the north side of the Walpole Inlet amidst the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.
Walpole Region of Western AustraliaWalpole Region Map
Walpole, Valley of the Giants, mount Frankland, Giant Tingle tree, Knoll Scenic Drive, Circular Pool, Conspicious Cliff, Nornalup, Peaceful Bay and Mandalay beach. Visit the Walpole Region Map.
Nornalup Inlet Panoramic Photograph, Walpole, Western Australia
Knoll Scenic Drive, Walpole The Knoll Scenic Drive
The Knoll Scenic Drive is a five kilometre circular drive out on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. A distinctly well-kept rest-area with picnic tables. Visit the Knoll Scenic Drive.
Walpole Accommodation
Accommodation Walpole Western AustraliaAn inspiring selection of quality accommodation of all types. Friendly service. Choose from a variety of great accommodation set in and around Walpole. Find Accommodation in Walpole.
 

Attractions in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park:

Walpole-Nornalup National ParkWalpole-Nornalup National Park
Expansive, covering over twenty thousand hectares of the Walpole Wilderness Area. Visit Walpole-Nornalup National Park
Walpole TownWalpole Town
At the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. Visit Walpole Town
Ancient Empires WalkAncient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees at the Treetop Walk. Visit Ancient Empires Walk
Circular PoolCircular Pool
Family friendly swirling pools. Access via steps or a gentle paved pathway. Viewing platforms close to carpark. Visit Circular Pool
Conspicuous CliffConspicuous Cliff
Standing high above the surrounding heathland, the Cliff-top lookout gives fantastic views of the beach and river flowing into the sea. Visit Conspicuous Cliff
Fernhook FallsFernhook Falls
Located along the Deep River Fernhook Falls is a popular swimming and picnic spot in summer, and during winter is a truly magnificent sight! Visit Fernhook Falls
Frankland RiverFrankland River
The Frankland River is the 8th largest in the state of Western Australia flowing into the Nornalup Inlet. Visit Frankland River
Giant Tingle TreeGiant Tingle Tree
This Giant Tingle Tree is special because it the oldest living eucalypt in the world. It is an 800 metre walk from the car park to the Giant Tingle and back. Visit Giant Tingle Tree
Hilltop LookoutHilltop Lookout
On Hilltop Road, east of Walpole. Overlooking the Nornalup Inlet and Frankland River. Rocky Head and Saddle Island can be seen in the distance. Visit Hilltop Lookout
Irwin InletIrwin Inlet
Irwin Inlet carves the sandbars at Peaceful Bay due to the swift flow into the Southern Ocean. Visit Irwin Inlet
Knoll Scenic DriveKnoll Scenic Drive
A five kilometre circular drive on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. A distinctly well-kept rest area with picnic tables & toilets. Visit Knoll Scenic Drive
Mandalay BeachMandalay Beach
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
Nornalup InletNornalup Inlet
The Nornalup Inlet is serene. Fed from the Deep and Frankland Rivers it connects to the Walpole Inlet via a natural deep water channel. Visit Nornalup Inlet
Peaceful BayPeaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay beach is split in two by the Irwin Inlet as it discharges into the ocean. Sand dunes abound. Visit Peaceful Bay
Sappers BridgeSappers Bridge
Re-built October 1982 for the National Parks Authority by 22nd Construction Squadron RAE following flood damage January 1982. Visit Sappers Bridge
Valley of the GiantsValley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Valley of the Giants
Walpole InletWalpole Inlet
Filled by the Deep & Frankland Rivers, the dark waters of the Walpole Inlet empty into the Nornalup Inlet through the Channels. Visit Walpole Inlet
Hilltop Lookout, WalpoleHilltop Lookout, Walpole-Nornalup National Park Circular PoolCircular Pool, Walpole-Nornalup National Park
 

Mount Frankland National Park Attractions

Mount Frankland National Park, Panoramic Photograph from the Summit
We visit Mount Frankland National Park once or twice a year. The magnificent view from the peak of Mt Frankland is magnificent, and the climb to the summit a very grounding experience. We have made the ascent with a two year old and a 70 year old and both made it to the top without assistance (but a few short rests were nice). If you are visiting the Rainbow Coast (also called the Walpole Wilderness Area and the Great South West Edge) we recommend a visit to Mt Frankland.

Set way out in the wilderness, accessible from the south (Walpole) or the west (South Western Hwy) Mt Frankland is a great way to get out amongst the trees and see them from Above. Great uninterrupted views of the wilderness area.

Mount Frankland National Park, Mount Frankland Summit
Walpole TownWalpole Town
At the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. Visit Walpole Town
Mount FranklandMount Frankland
Starting in the karri trees you wind up and through towards the summit of Mt Frankland, way above the tree top canopy. Visit Mount Frankland
Fernhook FallsFernhook Falls
Located along the Deep River Fernhook Falls is a popular swimming and picnic spot in summer, and during winter is a truly magnificent sight! Visit Fernhook Falls
Mount Frankland National Park MapMount Frankland National Park Map
Mount Frankland National Park Map including Rockwood Trail and Fernhook Falls Visit Mount Frankland National Park Map
Rockwood Trail at Mt FranklandRockwood Trail at Mt Frankland
Walk amongst the towering Karri trees at the base, surrounding Mount Frankland. Visit Rockwood Trail at Mt Frankland
Fernhook Falls is a popular attraction of Mount Frankland National ParkFernhook Falls, Mount Frankland National Park, Walpole Wilderness Area, Walpole, Western Australia
 

D'entrecasteaux National Park Attractions:

Mandalay Beach facing north towards Chatham IslandMandalay Beach in D'entrecasteaux National Park is really amazing. The boardwalk hugging the cliffside and the views south to the islands and channells of the south western edge of australia... truly beautiful. A good day trip is to visit Mount Frankland in the morning and on your way home stop at Mandalay Beach for a breath of fresh sea breeze. You may be lucky enough to see the masts of the Mandalay... every ten years or so.
Broke InletBroke Inlet
Broke Inlet is located in Dentrecasteaux National Park approximately 40km west northwest of Walpole Town. Visit Broke Inlet
Mandalay BeachMandalay Beach
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
Mandalay Beach MapMandalay Beach Map
Mandalay Beach Map Visit Mandalay Beach Map
Mandalay Beach North, D'entrecasteau National ParkMandalay Beach from the northern rocks Mandalay Beach South, D'entrecasteau National ParkMandalay Beach from the Boardwalk
   

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk & The Ancient Empires Walk:

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk Denmark Western Australia Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
The architecturally designed pathway takes you gradually into the giant forest canopy. The view is breathtaking. Visit the Valley Of the Giants.

Ancient Empires Walk, Valley of the Giants Ancient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees. Combined with your ticket to the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk, it is the most visited place on the coast. Visit Ancient Empires Walk.

   
   
Albany Walking Tours - Walk the Bibbulmun Track
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The Channels, Knoll Scenic Drive, Walpole

Accommodation in Walpole
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