Located within the heart of the Walpole Wilderness is the tree-cloaked Walpole-Nornalup National Park, embracing rushing river ways, gnarled trees, rising mists and wild coast It is home to tingle forests, which occur nowhere else in the world, and a patchwork of heathlands and wetlands, which occur closer to the coast.
Walk in the tree tops
The Valley of the Giants – Tree Top Walk features a stunning walkway positioned 40 metres above the ground amid the dizzying heights of the tingle forest canopy.
Experience walking in the Tree Top canopies of tall karri trees with views over core wilderness and then venture into the Ancient Empire of 400 year old red tingle trees along a boardwalk that meanders across the forest floor.
Hill top views and frothy waters
The Hill Top Scenic Drive delivers you to magnificent views over the inlets at the Hilltop Lookout, then on to Giant Tingle where you can walk your way through the towering forest at the Giant Tingle Tree. Venture on to Circular Pool for the raging river in winter, resulting in a swirling pool resembling a frothy coffee or a tranquil pool in summer.
Whales on the move
View the whales on their migratory journey along the southern coastline from the lookout at Conspicuous Cliff and admire the beautiful coastal scenery all year round.
A walker’s smorgasbord
There are many bush walking trails to discover this park, linking people with places. The Bibbulmun Track meanders through this park with short walks that spur off along the way at Mt Clare.
Explore the inlets
Set out in a canoe to glide quietly over inlets and up the Deep and Frankland Rivers. Take a fishing line with you and catch a bream for your picnic lunch at Monastery Landing.
- Take care on rocks on the coast, as there is a risk of slipping and falling. Large waves can suddenly appear and wash over rocks.
- Don’t fish if it is too rough; know the weather forecast and tides before fishing. Always fish with someone else.
- Swimming at beaches and inland waterways can be dangerous. Be aware of strong rips, variable water depths, submerged obstacles and wet slippery surfaces. For your safety, do not dive or jump into water.
- Restricted access and warning signs are placed there for your protection and safety, and to protect the environment.
- Stay alert and supervise children at all times.
Walpole is just over 400km south of Perth, and the park lies east and west of Walpole. If travelling from Albany it is nearly 120 km to the west, allow one and a half hours for this scenic drive.