The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk is one of the state’s most incredible, and unusual, attractions.
It is situated approximately 400 kilometres south of Perth.
The Valley of Giants is located inside the Walpole Nornalup National Park, home to one of the only tingle forests in the world.
You can experience the treetop walk and explore the many wonders of the area on a tour from Perth.
Things to see at Valley of The Giants
Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk is an incredible experience for nature lovers.
The walk consists of a walkway located 40 metres above the ground in the canopy of the tingle forest.
There is a 600-metre long platform which is easily accessible, even for wheelchairs and strollers.
As well as the treetop walk, there is a Discovery Centre on site that offers a range of educational visitor information.
There is also a a gift shop with local products, artwork, souvenirs, small snacks and beverages.
Try a different trek on the Ancient Empire boardwalk.
This trail explores the tingle forest on the ground.
You can get up close to the giants and see what the ancient trees are really like
The largest trees are 16 metres in circumference at the base.
Suitable for almost all levels of fitness, the Ancient Empire boardwalk is a gentle trek into history.
It offers visitors an opportunity to really appreciate the enormity of mother nature.
Red Tingle Trees
The Valley of the Giants area is famed as the home of the Red Tingle trees,
This particular species of tree grows in a very restricted area located within 10 kilometres of the coast between the Deep River (in the west) and the Bow River (in the east).
The trees can reach a height of 75 metres and flower only every four years.
Some Red Tingle Trees are over 400 years old.
They are known for their shallow root systems, which spread out and cause buttressing.
The trees in this area are known for their large and hollow bases, which have been formed over hundreds of years from insects, fungus and fires.
Walpole Nornalup National Park
The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk and Ancient Empire boardwalk are certainly big attractions in the area, but there is still more to see in the Walpole Nornalup National Park.
Within the national park area, you can also see the Circular Pool swimming hole.
Then there’s the Conspicuous Cliff, where whales can be seen during their migration.
There’s also Hilltop Lookout, where you can see views of the many inlets.
A range of trails and bushwalks in the park are available, suitable for various fitness levels.
If you just want to sit back and relax, a range of facilities, including toilet blocks, BBQ picnic spots and parking areas are there too.
Free Guided Walks
Visitors planning on taking the Ancient Empire boardwalk can take advantage of the free guided walks that are available daily outside school holiday periods.
These walks take place at 10:15am, 11:30am and 2pm (subject to weather conditions).
School Holiday Programs
Parents visiting with children during the school holidays can participate in one of the many school holiday activity programs.
These programs, which run in each school holiday period, except during winter, are nature-focused and educational.
It is fun for both adults and children.
Further details of the specifics and prices can be found here.
How to get to Valley of The Giants from Perth
The Valley of the Giants is a five hour drive from Perth via the South Western Highway and National Route 1.
It is not recommended to undertake in a single day.
Far more logical is to base yourself in Albany, a 1.5 hour drive from the Valley of the Giants via National Route 1.
Another popular way of experiencing the Valley of the Giants and the treetop walk is to take a tour from Perth.
Let someone else drive while you relax in a comfortable air conditioned bus.
Yours range from 1 day tours up to 10 days.