Denmark Western Australia - A Local's Tour Guide

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
Denmark, Western Australia

Between Denmark and Walpole WA

Wilderness Discovery Centre - Valley of the Giants The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre
at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast.

That's because of the Giant Tingle Trees and the architecturally designed pathway which takes you gradually into their giant forest canopy. At about forty metres, the view is breathtaking. It's not often we get to stand, head height, among these ancient giants.

Welcome Centre - Valley of the Giants Treetop WalkThere is a beautiful Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Valley of the Giants, making this visit educational and entertaining for people of all ages.

As you gradually descend and reach the forest floor, another delight awaits you. The Ancient Empires Walk takes you on a gradual stroll through the feet of the ancient tingles, even THROUGH one!

But first, the Treetop Walk!

The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

A very well constructed walkway with a gradual ascent offered us the opportunity to experience the tops of the giant tingle trees in complete safety.

The treetop walk is actually a series of lightweight steel trusses built on steel pylons to form a circut 420 metre long leading over a deep red tinge gully. As the gully descends, you ascend. It's a gradual climb into the treetops.

Though technically in the Denmark Shire, the Valley of the Giants is close to the town of Walpole. To get your bearings, check out the Valley of the Giant's Treetop Walk Map located below.

Walking at the top of the Tingle Trees

Treetop walk is Child Friendly

Valley of the Giants Treetop WalkwayOur little boys went without trepidation up the walk.

The construction of the walk also gave us, as parents, a sense of security, knowing that it was perfectly safe for them to explore the treetop walkway ahead of us.

I noticed, while squatting to talk to my son, that from his much lower angle the walkway looks virtually solid.

In all the world I find this walk one of the most fascinating and enjoyable. The air is always so clean and fresh.

The ascent and descent are easy and shaded, walking through the trunks of the trees and into the upper canopy is amazing. It is an amazing opportunity to be with the trees in their envionment far above us in the sky.

It's a masterpiece as far as architecture goes too. The framework allows a very holistic view of the surroundings. We were able to see Mount Frankland in the distance during our last visit - a beautiful clear winter's day!

To get a sense of what the walk is like, view the Video of the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

Upper Canopy in the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

Valley of the Giants Tree - A giant!

Ancient Empire Walk - A family day outA Path through a Tree in the Valley of the Giants Treetop WalkThe Ancient Empires Walk

The Ancient Empires Walk is the continuation of the tour through the Valley of the Giants.

The Giants are, of course, the giant red tingle trees which are only found in this particular area of the Walpole Wilderness Area.

Some of these giants are over fifteen metres round at the base! There is a raised wooden boardwalk which winds between and even THROUGH the giant tingle trees.

Click here to see the Ancient Empires Forest Walk.

The walk takes you beneath the ancient canopy on a meandering circular path back towards the Wilderness Discovery Centre.

Wilderness Discovery Centre and Visitors Centre

A visitors centre, gift shop and more are located at the centre. An entry fee applies to access the Treetop Walk and the Ancient Empires Forest.

It is a pleasant and easy drive along the South Coast Highway from everywhere. Located in Denmark Shire, the Treetop Walk is actually closer to the town of Walpole.

The Valley of the Giants and the Ancient Empires Walk is great for all ages. Located just off the South Coast Highway between Walpole and Denmark, the way is well marked. We have been there several times and have enjoyed every visit.

If you like trees, you may want to drive towards Walpole and visit THE Giant Tingle Tree.

Platform in the Valley of the Giants

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

The Valley of The Giants is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the region.

From Walpole, travel 13 kilometres east along South Coast Highway, past Nornalup town site to Valley of Giants Road.

Open 9am to 5pm every day of the year except Christmas Day or during extreme weather (lightning or very windy conditions).

Website: www.valleyofthegiants.com.au

If you are bringing a tour group or school group, please give advance notice of your proposed arrival time and approximate numbers by telephone on (08) 9840 8263 or visit the DEC website.

Platform in the Valley of the Giants
 
 

View these majestic trees at eye level! This custom designed walk is fun for all ages.

 
 
 
 

The Valley of the Giants Location MAP

The letter "A" is the location of The Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk.

Zoom in a few levels to get a closer look. Try the Satellite option (top right of the map) to see the trees...
 
this map is powered by Google -
 
And, if you fancy another stroll through the treetops there is a pathway
which allows you to walk again into the canopy (without charge).
Valley of the Giants Tree - A giant!Valley of the Giants Tree - A giant!

Giant Tingle Tree BarkI love the pattern the giant tingle tree bark makes. It's a wavy auburn, lightly textured. Beautiful.

This is bark from the Giant Tingle Tree, located a few miles west along the south coast highway. Just before the town of Walpole you will see signs on the right pointing the way.

It's easy to spend a day visiting:

 

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk & The Ancient Empires Walk
Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre
Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk Denmark Western Australia Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
The architecturally designed pathway takes you gradually into the giant forest canopy. The view is breathtaking. Visit the Valley Of the Giants.

Ancient Empires Walk, Valley of the Giants Ancient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees. Combined with your ticket to the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk, it is the most visited place on the coast. Visit Ancient Empires Walk.

 


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