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Giant Tingle Tree Loop Walk, Walpole

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.8 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

This is an easy 800-metre walk and just seven kilometres from Walpole, yet deep in the heart of outstandingly beautiful tingle and karri forest, the Giant Tingle Tree is the site of a huge fire-hollowed red tingle tree.

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Opposite Knoll Drive of Hilltop Road, 416km (4.5 hours) south of Perth

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Large hollow Tingle Tree. Eucalyptus jacksonii
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Opposite Knoll Drive, Hilltop Road winds through a very special red tingle and Karri forest. Two kilometres along this one-way road will bring you to a spectacular lookout over the Frankland River, Nornalup Inlet and Southern Ocean. Three kilometres after the lookout will bring you to the carpark of the Giant Tingle Tree.

From here starts an 800m circular walk which leads down to the Giant Tingle Tree and the boardwalk that protects it. At 24 metres, this is the largest, living, girthed eucalypt known in the world.

Access is via a wooden boardwalk around the base of this Queen of trees. This is an opportunity to explore this wilderness, learning as you go. The signposts have great information about the flora and fauna of this native forest of the south coast. The Hollowbutt sign explains how the heartwood is burned from the trees and how the outer layer sustains these giant trees. Amazing!

Explore the forest along the Giant Tingle Tree Loop Walk and enjoy a picnic among the beautiful tingle and karri forest.

This is a popular stop while traveling along the Hill Top Scenic Drive east of Walpole which can be accessed from the South Coast Highway.  The road into the Giant Tingle Tree site is gravel and accessible by two-wheel drive vehicles. Not suitable if towing a caravan.

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Time / Duration

30 minutes

Length

800 metre loop

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Opposite Knoll Drive of Hilltop Road, 416km (4.5 hours) south of Perth

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

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.

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area

Best time of year

All year

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1 trail goers have rated Giant Tingle Tree Loop Walk, Walpole as 5 out of 5!

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Donna Chapman

Reviewed 14 Feb 2018, 3:57pm

Absolutely magical.

Easy walk with plenty of rest spots to sit and enjoy being amongst the beautiful trees. Lots of interactive options and information all the way through. Visited in Summer but I can imagine it would be even more beautiful in Autumn, if that is even possible.

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