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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Broke Inlet is located in Dentrecasteaux National Park approximately 40km west northwest of Walpole Town. Visit Broke Inlet
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
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.