Walpole-Nornalup National Park

Walpole-Nornalup National Park

Walpole-Nornalup National Park
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Alex W
Washington17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This Park offers spectacular coastal views and in season the chance to spot a whale or two. A viewing platform at Conspicuous Cliffs provides this viewing opportunity. Or take a stroll east along the Bibbulmun track and have a picnic lunch at the Rame Head shelter before returning to the car park, a 6.8 km round trip which should be avoided on hot days.
Written 22 March 2021
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
From the Knoll Scenic Drive, to the Bibbulmun Track which winds through the park to the coastal area and many other roads and gravel tracks, the Walpole-Nornalup National park has so much to offer.

This area is mostly famous for the towering Karri and red and yellow tingle trees.
With the Valley of the Giants and the Ancient Empires Walk , the Giant Tingle tree, Circular Pool, the Hilltop Lookout overlooking the Nornalup Inlet, Wildlife and Wildflowers, just to name a few of the great attractions here. You can spend several days in this beautiful park.
Written 29 October 2014
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trueblueaussie
Melbourne355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
Nothing quite prepares one for the places to visit here!
To see the majestic Karri, Marri and the exceptional Red Tingle trees - one can't help but feel as though you have taken a step back in time!
Do not miss out on the seeing the Giant Tingle Tree! That is worth seeing. And see the tree growing out of rock! Walking is easy, pathways fairly flat. To see these, just a few minutes east from Walpole. No fees, no conveniences, food, just make sure you have water with you.
After doing that, go and do the 'Walk Among the Giants' (need to drive there). There is a suspension bridge that rises 40 metres above the ground, tends to sway a bit!!
Fees apply when visiting Valley of the Giants.
Photos don't not really give places like this justice, just not enough room on the camera!
Written 24 November 2014
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Sand Gropers
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Hilltop Lookout is on Hilltop Road between Nornalup and Walpole in the south of Western Australia. It is accessible to normal passenger cars.

The lookout is not far from the famous Tree Top Walk and other features in this amazing area appropriately called The Valley of the Giants - giant Karri and Tingle trees.

The lookout is an easily accessible car parking area with a seat looking down over the Nuyts Wilderness and over the Frankland River to Nornalup Inlet and the coast out to the offshore islands with Southern Ocean huge waves breaking onto their shores.

Forest country is on either side of the viewing corridor. Birds abound. Especially New Holland Honey Eaters and White Breasted Robins and more. One can spend ages here just looking, listening, admiring and taking photographs.

After that, you drive along the road through giant trees to other destinations. Well worth this side trip.
Written 13 April 2019
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AlbanyRick
Albany, Australia2,001 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
I love exploring the outdoors, and there are so many wonderful places to explore in Walpole-Nornalup National Park. In the past year or so, I've done quite a number of hikes, and visited as many parts of this national park as I can. Some of my favourites include:

1. The Valley of the Giants & Tree Top Walk: This is the most well known attraction within the national park. I found it quite expensive, but still worthwhile for the experience. We did a walk below the trees as well, which was just as enjoyable, and I'd recommend doing that too, not just the tree top walk.

2. Hilltop Lookout & Giant Tingle: This is a drive through the bush, and the Bibbulmun track also goes through this area. We loved the views of the massive trees, and the lookout overlooking the valley. There's a short walk you can do near the Giant Tingle Tree, which is a great spot to stretch your legs and enjoy the trees from the ground looking up. There's basic toilet facilities here only.

3. Circular Pool: Access here is by some gravel roads, and it's a bit out of the way, but this is one of my favourite places in the area. From the carpark, we walked down the stairs to the circular pool, where there are some good lookouts. But it's also worth taking the time to explore a bit - I did some rockhopping upstream, where there's a series of small cascading waterfalls, all very pretty.

4. Conspicuous Cliff: This is a short drive off the main road at the coast, but I just loved the cliff top lookout, and the boardwalk going onto the beach. Outstanding views, beautiful ocean, really a highlight along the coast. Mandalay Beach is another beach accessible with 2WD here, but it's quite a long gravel road; in one instance it was fine, but in another instance I came here (when I camped at nearby Crystal Springs campground) it was closed.

5. Nuyts Peninsula: You can take the Bibbulmun track here; I started from Mt Clare, and a bridge over the river in this area. First I went to Aldridge Cove, and then Thompson Cove; especially Aldridge Cove is incredible, a true wilderness area. But you will need to do some research before attempting this hike, because the trails aren't the most well-marked, and all up it took me 4-5 hours return.

6. Knoll Drive & Coalmine Beach: I really enjoyed the loop drive through the Knoll, which is adjacent to the inlet and where there's a channel going through. Lots of beautiful places to park and stop and enjoy the waters edge. Coalmine Beach is also interesting, and on a non-holiday tends to be rather quiet, and not many tourists here on both occasions I visited. Good toilets and beach showers are here as well.
Written 4 May 2016
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Manager_Janet
Perth, Australia506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
One of the last untouched wildernesses in Australia. Drive 5 hours south of Perth through Pemberton and you're in big tree country.
Stop at Walpole and walk down to the Frankland River nearby through a canopy of beautiful big tingle trees. It's heaven on earth.
Written 19 August 2014
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Bruce D
Western Australia224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The most fabulous way to explore a rain forrest is to take the tree top walk. The aerial walkway is a clever engineering design and takes you right up to the tops of the trees with very little effort,
Written 26 April 2012
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gohl
gohl43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Friends
Walpole is a very small town, and feels far from Perth.

There is a TransPerth bus to get there from Perth, and a car rental service in Walpole itself at the YHA, which is right in town of about 500 people.

But it is better to travel in your own car, or rent a car from Perth. Takes about 4.5 hours of careful driving because the road goes through hills and valleys and beautiful forests once you are off the main very straight, boring Highway which seems to end in Bunbury.

You can do a long walk from the coast all the way into the forest, which will take hours. The view is nice, I heard. But what I did was just the forest walk, which starts at the first car park after you enter the forest on the unsealed but relatively harmless road. Lots of fresh air, and easy walk in the forest amonst the giant trees. Even at the slowest pace, within 30 minutes you should get to the tourist spot where the giant red tingle is.

Bring your own water. You can buy that from IGA in town. If you need a wake-up beverage, the take-away coffee from the Quasi-Filipino restaurant run by an Englishman is very, very good.

And on the way there, stop by at the Ampol (or was it Gull) in Donnybrook and get some Australian made dry plum stripes. It is super-yummy, and super-nutritious.
Written 25 January 2012
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JanusTas
Tasmania, Australia19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
So many interconnected areas of reserve and National Parks, other States could learn something from this.
Written 12 October 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
The $7.00 park fee allows the visitor to enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest, the waterways, beaches and rugged coastal areas, towering trees and scrub. Probably its most important residents are the giant gnarled Tingle Trees which are found in no other part of the world. Drive through the Valley of the Giants and marvel at these magnificent trees or take the Tree-Top Walk through the forest canopy. The Bibbulmun Track passes through the area. Too much to write about; a visit to the Park is a must.
Written 2 December 2018
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