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.

Walpole Inlet, Walpole, WA Australia

National Parks near Walpole:

The Walpole-Nornalup National Park covers most of the wild and beautiful Walpole coastline. The ancient forests begin at Denmark and grow older as you drive west towards the Valley of the Giants.  From there the national park continues west, incorporating the entire southern coast.

Further west in the southern tip of D'Entrecasteaux National Park we recommend a visit to Mandalay Beach perhaps catching a glimpses of the shipwreck Mandalay from the viewing platforms or boardwalk or descend and walk on the beautiful 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 Mount Frankland National Park. While you are there, consider a walk to the summit of Mount Frankland.

Walpole Inlet, Walpole, Western Australia

Walpole Visitor Information and Tourism Resources:

Walpole Town Walpole 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
Walpole Regional Map Walpole Regional Map
Map of the Walpole Region including places to visit and National Parks. Visit Walpole Regional Map
Knoll Scenic Drive Knoll 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
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Nornalup Inlet Panoramic Photograph, Walpole, Western Australia

Attractions in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park:

Walpole-Nornalup National Park Walpole-Nornalup National Park
Expansive, covering over twenty thousand hectares of the Walpole Wilderness Area. Visit Walpole-Nornalup National Park
Walpole Town Walpole 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 Walk Ancient 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 Pool Circular Pool
Family friendly swirling pools. Access via steps or a gentle paved pathway. Viewing platforms close to carpark. Visit Circular Pool
Conspicuous Cliff Conspicuous 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 Falls Fernhook 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 River Frankland River
The Frankland River is the 8th largest in the state of Western Australia flowing into the Nornalup Inlet. Visit Frankland River
Giant Tingle Tree Giant 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 Lookout Hilltop 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 Inlet Irwin Inlet
Irwin Inlet carves the sandbars at Peaceful Bay due to the swift flow into the Southern Ocean. Visit Irwin Inlet
Knoll Scenic Drive Knoll 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 Beach Mandalay 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 Inlet Nornalup 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 Bay Peaceful 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 Bridge Sappers 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 Giants Valley 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 Inlet Walpole 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

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 if you have the time.

Set way out in the wilderness, Mount Frankland is only 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 the entire Wilderness Area laid before you. Great uninterrupted views.

Mount Frankland National Park, Mount Frankland Summit
Walpole Town Walpole 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 Frankland Mount 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 Falls Fernhook 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 Map Mount 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 Frankland Rockwood Trail at Mt Frankland
Walk amongst the towering Karri trees around Mount Frankland. Visit Rockwood Trail at Mt Frankland
Wilderness Lookout Wilderness Lookout
From the Mount Frankland car park you will find signs for the Wilderness Lookout, and easy walk with grand views over the Wilderness Area. Visit Wilderness Lookout

D'entrecasteaux National Park Attractions:

Mandalay Beach facing north towards Chatham Island

Mandalay 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 the shipwreck appears from beneath the sand. Wow.

Broke Inlet Broke Inlet
Broke Inlet is located in Dentrecasteaux National Park approximately 40km west northwest of Walpole Town. Visit Broke Inlet
Mandalay Beach Mandalay 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 Map Mandalay Beach Map
Mandalay Beach Map Visit Mandalay Beach Map

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

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
Ancient Empires Walk Ancient 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
Giant Tingle Tree Giant 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
Nornalup Inlet Nornalup 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
Valley of the Giants Valley 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
Valley of the Giants Map Valley of the Giants Map
Map to the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk and the Ancient Empires Walk & Wilderness Discovery Centre Visit Valley of the Giants Map

The Channels, Knoll Scenic Drive, Walpole

The Channels is located just east of Walpole and is a pleasant circular drive out onto the Knoll peninsula which divides the Nornaulp and Walpole Inlets. Gorgeous drive beneath the trees, near the water.

Camping Nearby Camping Nearby
There are several places to camp along the south coast, Albany, Denmark and Walpole. Here you'll find some helpful information about camping down south! Visit Camping Nearby
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