That's because of the Giant Tingle Trees and the architecturally designed pathway which takes you gradually into their giant forest canopy!
At about forty metres, the view is breathtaking. It's not often you get to stand, canopy height, among these ancient giants. The walk is suited to everyone who can walk a few hundred metres and is safe for children.
There is a beautiful Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Valley of the Giants, making this visit educational and entertaining for people of all ages which you can visit before or after your ascent into the canopy.
Once into the trees, the pathway through the treetops is invigorating. The ancient giants await...
As you gradually descend from the Treetop Walk and reach the forest floor, another delight awaits you!
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you on a gradual stroll through the feet of the ancient tingles, even walk THROUGH one!
The Ancient Empires walk is along the ground on boardwalks and pathways through the understory of this special southern forest.
But first, let us head into the southern forest canopy on the Treetop Walk!
A very well constructed walkway with a gradual ascent offered us the opportunity to experience the tops of the giant tingle trees in complete safety.
The treetop walk is actually a series of lightweight steel trusses built on steel pylons to form a circut 420 metre long leading over a deep red tinge gully.
As the gully descends, you ascend. It's a gradual climb into the treetops.
Though technically in the Denmark Shire, the Valley of the Giants is close to the town of Walpole.
To get your bearings, check out the Valley of the Giant's Treetop Walk Map located below.
This walk IS one of the most fascinating and enjoyable for people of all ages. The air is always so clean and fresh.
The ascent and descent are easy and shaded, walking through the trunks of the trees and into the upper canopy is amazing. It is an amazing opportunity to be with the trees in their envionment far above us in the sky.
It's a masterpiece as far as architecture goes too. The framework allows a very holistic view of the surroundings. We were able to see Mount Frankland in the distance during our last visit - a beautiful clear winter's day! To get a sense of what the walk is like, view the Video of the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
Our little boys went without trepidation up the walk.
The construction of the walk also gave us, as parents, a sense of security, knowing that it was perfectly safe for them to explore the treetop walkway ahead of us.
While squatting to talk to my son, I noticed that from his much lower angle the walkway looks virtually solid.
A visitors centre, gift shop and more are located at the centre. An entry fee applies to access the Treetop Walk and the Ancient Empires Forest.
It is a pleasant and easy drive along the South Coast Highway from everywhere. Located in Denmark Shire, the Treetop Walk is actually closer to the town of Walpole.
The Valley of the Giants and the Ancient Empires Walk is great for all ages. Located just off the South Coast Highway between Walpole and Denmark, the way is well marked. We have been there several times and have enjoyed every visit.
If you like trees, you may want to drive towards Walpole and visit THE Giant Tingle Tree.
There are only 34 biodiversity hotspots throughout the world, acting as a reserve for threatened species of plants and animals. The southern forest of Western Australia is one of these special places.
From Denmark, forests stretch west hundreds of kilometres covering several national parks and reserves all the way to Margaret River to the north-west.
The Wagyl Kaip people are the traditional custodians of Walpole-Nornalup National Park, in which the Valley sits along the eastern edges of the coastal forest.
Visit the Valley of the Giants in Denmark, Western Australia, experience the 400+ year old red tingle trees and get a unique glimpse into this precious, ancient ecosystem.
The forest is alive, the creatures that roam the forest are always there. The birds calling through the trees, the breeze stirring the leaves.
Visiting the Valley of the Giants is a chance to experience the beauty and tranquility of the treetops. The size of these trees is awe inspiring, the chance to stand beneath them and climb into their canopy is not to be missed. :)
The Valley of The Giants is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the region.
Open 9am to 5pm every day of the year except Christmas Day or during extreme weather (lightning or very windy conditions).
If you are bringing a tour group or school group, please give advance notice of your proposed arrival time and approximate numbers by telephone on
(08) 9840 8263 or visit the DEC website.
From Walpole, travel 13 kilometres east along South Coast Highway, past Nornalup town site to Valley of Giants Road. View the MAP BELOW.
The Ancient Empires Walk is the continuation of the tour through the Valley of the Giants. Once you come down from the Treetop Walk, The Giants await you... The Giants are, of course, the giant red tingle trees which are only found in this particular area of the Walpole Wilderness Area. Some of these giants are over fifteen metres round at the base! There is a raised wooden boardwalk which winds between and even THROUGH the giant tingle trees.
Click here to find out more about the Ancient Empires Forest Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you beneath the ancient canopy on a meandering circular path back towards the Wilderness Discovery Centre.
View these majestic trees at eye level! This custom designed treetop walkway is safe and fun for all ages.
And, if you fancy another stroll through the treetops there is a pathway which allows you to walk again into the canopy (without charge). You can walk the treetop walk as many times as you'd like until you leave through the exit gates.
I love the pattern the giant tingle tree bark makes. It's a wavy auburn, lightly textured. Beautiful.
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