The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest on jarrah decking and bitumen paths at the base of the 450 year old red giant tingle trees. It takes less than and hour to walk the half a km trail.
Waking into the canopy of the giant tingle trees is an experience not to miss. You can even stand inside a living tingle tree as you follow the winding paved pathway!
The 450 year-old Grandma Tingle is just one of many spectacular trees you will see on your Ancient Empire adventure at the Tree Top Walk!
The Giants" are the giant yellow and red tingle trees which are only found in this particular area of Walpole and Nornalup in the Walpole Wilderness Area.
Yellow tingles are smaller, growing to thirty-five feet or more. The red tingles, however, reach almost eighty feet into the air!
Walking in the shade of their great canopy is refreshing. The air is filled with a refreshing and cleansing forest-floor smell, and the silence under the canopy makes the Ancient Empires Walk awe-inspiring.
BELOW you'll find a
MAP TO THE TREETOP WALK &
ANCIENT EMPIRES WALK
It is a pleasant and easy drive along the South Coast Highway. Located in Denmark Shire, the Treetop Walk is actually closer to the town of Walpole. It's 52kms west of Denmark, and 18km east of Walpole. The Ancient Empires Walk is a continuation of the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk.
The tingle trees are a prime example of the South-West's forests which date from when the land here was attached to the supercontinent of Gondwana.
The walk suits the majority of fitness and experience levels and is suitable for families with young children and anyone who has mobility problems. Complimentary wheelchair and stroller hire. The circular route has lots of information notices. You may see western rosellas, cockatoos, scarlet robins and firetail finches!
Yellow Tingle; Eucalyptus guilfoylei
The smaller sister to the giant reds, often grow within the tall karri forests, some are over 15m round the base.
The red tingle bark is a fascinating wavy ginger colour and a sensory treat.
The meandering circular pathway takes you through the ancient grove of tingle veteran trees, back towards the Wilderness Discovery Centre.
There is a visitors centre, toilets, gift shop, bike racks and light refreshments, delicious ice creams, soft drinks and coffee. There is no cafe. An entry fee applies to access the Treetop Walk but the Ancient Empires Walk is free.
The Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Valley of the Giants showcases a great range of visitor information and displays.
Further on towards Walpole visit THE Giant Tingle Tree, a huge fire-hollowed red tingle tree.
Stroll the 800m circular walk which leads to the wooden boardwalk around the base of the Giant Tingle Tree in about 30 minutes. The signposts have great information about this native forest and you can also see deep into the forest from the boardwalk.
Enjoy a picnic amongst the beautiful tingle and karri forests.
The Valley of The Giants is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the region. From Walpole, travel 13 kilometres east along South Coast Highway, past Nornalup town site to Valley of Giants Road.
Open 9am to 5pm every day of the year except Christmas Day or during extreme weather (lightning or very windy conditions. Car, trailer, caravan and coach parking.
Entry to the Ancient Empire and Discovery Centre is free
Tree Top Walk admission:
Adult (16 years and over): $21.00
Child: (6 to 15 years) $10.50
Family: $52.50 (2 adults, 2 children)
Children 5 years and younger: Free
Map of the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk, the Ancient Empires Walk and the Wilderness Discovery Centre, Walpole, Western Australia. Tap the markers for information about the locations on the Map below.
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