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Pemberton Visitors' Centre or the Gloucester Tree. Pemberton is 330km (4 hours) south of Perth.
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Pemberton Visitors' Centre or the Gloucester Tree Pemberton
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About Gloucester Tree Walk, Pemberton
This walk takes you from Pemberton town site to the Gloucester Tree or visa versa. If you are setting out from town, start from the trail head outside the Visitors Centre and follow the signs through town. Soon you will reach the forest. You will be walking through karri and marri forest.
Take your time and don’t be surprised if you startle a kangaroo grazing near the track, especially early in the morning or late in the afternoon. By taking this walk you can avoid following roads all the way to the Gloucester Tree. Walking in the forest sure beats competing with cars and breathing exhaust.
If you are starting from the Gloucester Tree and heading for town, look for the walkers’ information then follow the well marked trail back.
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Time / Duration
Up to 1 hour one way, up to 2 hours return
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
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.
FacilitiesFacilities available at both the Pemberton town site and the Gloucester Tree.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
Best time of year
All year round
National Park fees if starting at Gloucester Tree
Drive or bus to Pemberton.
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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The Gloucester TreeThe Gloucester Tree was chosen for a fire lookout in 1947, one of a network of lookouts built in the Karri forest between 1937 and 1952. Today, the Gloucester Tree has retired from its duties as a fire lookout tree but is available for the enjoyment of visitors. You can climb 58 metres to the lookout structure which affords spectacular views over the surrounding karri forest and farmland.
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