Top Trail:  Ancient Empire Walk, Valley of the Giants, Walpole Nornalup National Park


The Ancient Empire walk is an easy interpretative trail located at the well-known Valley of the Giants in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.  It meanders across the forest floor between 400-year-old red-tingle trees.  Walking into the hollows of the giant tingle trees is an experience not to be missed!

Ancient Empire

Stand inside a living tingle tree at the Ancient Empire.

Photo Credit: Parks and Wildlife Service - Rod A

About the Trail

The Ancient Empire is a 455 metre walk trail that takes you around and through some of the giant tingle trees including the most popular of the gnarled veterans, known as Grandma Tingle.  The trail follows the story of the lost era of Gondwana. This ancient and unique red tingle forest is a must-see during your stay in the southwest! The Ancient Empire is 18 kilometres from Walpole and 52 kilometres from Denmark.

Free entry 

Opening times

Daily 9am to 5pm

Extended hours  26 December to 26 January

Daily 8am to 6pm

Closed Christmas day and during hazardous conditions

Plan your trip to include a fabulous free guided tour of the Ancient Empire, guided walks are offered daily outside the school holidays. Guided walks are free of charge, but may be subject to weather conditions.

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