Walpole Tourism & Travel
Stroll for 400m in the canopy of our massive red tingle trees, some 40m above the forest floor. Located in the well named oValley of the Giants, these trees are amongst the biggest in the world with girths up to 16m. The Ancient Empire is an old growth forest with a boardwalk for peaceful ground level interaction with the environment, trees are up to 400 years old.
Valley of the Giants, Tree Top Walk, Ancient Empire
The tiny town of Walpole is nestled amongst giant forests on the Walpole-Nornalup Inlet, 430km or six hours drive south of Perth. Visitors to Walpole can experience the Valley of the Giants and Tree Top Walk, the Ancient Empire and the beautiful scenery and attractions of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.
Walpole is located in a rather picturesque region of Western Australia where the cool waters of the Southern Ocean meet the tall, majestic forests of the southwest. Quite hidden from the coast,
Walpole was not really settled until the 1930s when the government enticed people to the area for work during the Great Depression. The land was slowly cleared and today the small town of Walpole exists as a service town for the surrounding rural areas where fishing, dairy and beef are its main industries.
In recent years, Walpole has greatly benefited from the international attention its received regarding the alluring forests that surround it. The town of Nornalup is only a few kilometres away and both are situated on the Walpole and Nornalup inlets.
Walpole-Nornalup National Park
The Walpole-Nornalup National Park was established in 1910 and it covers the 2020ha of towns, inlets and surrounding forests. The park contains rolling valleys that follow the Bow, Franklin and Deep rivers to the sea. Its sweeping, shallow inlets and rugged coastlines belong to another world.
Canoe along the serene rivers; take a walk along one of the many tracks to the top of a lookout for breathtaking views or to a hidden bay. Boats can be launched from Nornalup inlet and there are many excellent swimming spots in the clear pools and rivers.
Rare giant red tingle and karri forests tower over you and during late winter and spring, wildflowers blanket the grounds beneath the canopy alongside ferns and mosses.
During winter whales can be seen as they head down the coast to their southern breeding grounds.
Cheeky pelicans and graceful black swans migrate to the Nornalup Inlet and all this can be seen just minutes from Walpole.