Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests
Less than 1 hour
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!
About Ancient Empire Walk, Valley of the Giants, Walpole Nornalup National Park
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.
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.
No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.
Steps and some level changes. Not suitable for strollers, wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.
Partially wheelchair accessible.
Access with assistance for the Disabled
First Aid Equipment
Parking for Disabled
Toilet Facilities for Disabled
Visitor Information Centre
Best time of year
Road 18 kilometres from Walpole and 52 kilometres from Denmark.
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4 trail goers have rated Ancient Empire Walk, Valley of the Giants, Walpole Nornalup National Park as 3.25 out of 5!
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Mel Shaw rated Ancient Empire Walk, Valley of the Giants, Walpole Nornalup National Park a 4 out of 5
Reviewed 7 Jan 2021, 11:00am
Loved this walk
Was quite easy lots of beautiful tingle trees
Went January 2nd wasn't too hot
Nicole HS rated Ancient Empire Walk, Valley of the Giants, Walpole Nornalup National Park a 3 out of 5
Reviewed 6 Jan 2018, 4:00pm
Temp: 31 C
Start Time: 1PM
This walk is very leisurely but still enjoyable because of the beautiful scenery. Even through we went in the middle of summer it was still very green and lush. It was really busy when we got there and hard to find parking.
Krystal Webb rated Ancient Empire Walk, Valley of the Giants, Walpole Nornalup National Park a 3 out of 5
Reviewed 20 Aug 2017, 10:12pm
Short easy walk through some gorgeous scenery.
Tamara White rated Ancient Empire Walk, Valley of the Giants, Walpole Nornalup National Park a 3 out of 5
Reviewed 2 Apr 2017, 3:50pm
Very easy walk - mostly suitable for wheelchairs. Impressive tingle trees, easy to just wander about at a leisurely pace. Plus was it is free - the tree top walk is a cit pricey. It was quite crowded (over Christmas/New Year break).
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Stand inside a living tingle tree at the Ancient Empire.
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Ancient Empire Walk
Looking after the Ancient Empire sign
Path winding between the trees
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