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Walpole-Nornalup National Park - Cities, Towns and Localities

Walpole-Nornalup National Park is located in the unique high-rainfall region of Western Australia, encompassing the towns of Walpole, Nornalup and Peaceful Bay. Part of the Walpole Wilderness area, it contains nearly 20,000 hectares of diverse vegetation, from towering karri and tingle forests to coastal heath and wetlands.

With 698 native species, that include 104 species of orchids and 4 eucalyptus species which are endemic to the region, including the Red Tingle and the Red Flowering Gum.

The park is known to contain 19 species of mammals, 109 species of bird and 22 species of reptiles.

Source: NatureBase, Department of Conservation and Land Management
- now the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC)

Visitors to the region are advised to contact the local DEC office in Pemberton for guidelines and the latest information. To help preserve the pristine nature of the park, visitors are asked to obey the guidelines and to take all rubbish out with them.

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DEC Walpole District Office

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Walpole-Nornalup National Park Attractions

Circular Pool
One of the popular spots in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, located on the Frankland River approximately 7 km (as the crow flies) north east of Walpole. A great spot for enjoying mother nature, picnics and canoeing. During summer it is a placid forest pool, whilst in winter the water turns to rapids, as it is swelled by the winter rain. With a number of viewing platforms visitors can enjoy the views over the river, pool and forest. There is a boardwalk around the pool. With sealed footpaths, this location is wheelchair accessible. There is a car park and bus bay a toilet.
Crystal Springs
Crystal Springs is the gateway to the western section of the Walpole Nornalup National Park and eastern section of the D’Entrecasteaux National Park. It offers a great place from which to explore the area, being close to the highway. There are also campgrounds for those wishing to stay overnight.
Western Beaches
Stretching from D’Entrecasteaux National Park, through to Walpole-Nornalup National Park is a diverse range of vegetation and landform that include white beaches, rugged cliffs, vast coastal sand dunes, extensive coastal wetlands, islands of tingle and karri forests. There are 4 beaches within the parks you can visit: Hush Hush Beach, Long Point, Little Long Point and Lost Beach, which are only accessible by 4WD. The tracks to these beaches start at Crystal Springs and meander through coastal heath, wonderful in spring when the flowers are out. The beaches offer breathtaking coastal scenery, and a great spot for walking and beach-combing.
Valley of the GiantsValley of the Giants Treetop Walk
• The Manager, Valley of the Giants, c/o DEC Walpole 6398 • Ph: 08 9840 82663 • Email
One of the area's most popular tourist destinations, this area gets its name from the large red tingle trees found growing there. Starting from the Visitor Interpretation Centre, a boardwalk meanders through a grove of tingle trees known as the ‘Ancient Empire’, with some trees up to 16 metres in circumference at the base. The first part of the walk is suitable for people in wheelchairs (assisted). The carpark, picnic facilities and toilets are also conveniently located nearby.

The Tree Top Walk

Starting at the Tingle Shelter, you walk along a 420 metre long steel truss walkway which leads over a deep, red tingle gully. Unlike similar canopy walks around the world that use suspension bridge-type structures, the Tree Top Walk in Walpole-Nornalup National Park is a series of sixty metre, lightweight steel trusses built on steel pylons to form a secure ramp. The spans were designed to sway slightly as you walk along it, creating the sensation of being in the canopy of the forest.

Built on the side of a natural valley, the walkway rises up above the forest floor on a gentle grade that is suitable for children, people in wheelchairs and the elderly. The highest point in the 600 metre loop is about 40 metres from the forest floor.

There is a small admission charge, and family passes are available. To enrich your experience, there are also some articles and other options about the Valley of the Giants available from the DEC website.
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Walpole-Nornalup National Park Distance

Distance to Walpole-Nornalup National Park
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Walpole-Nornalup National Park:
Albany 113
D’Entrecasteaux National Park 113
Northcliffe 103
Pemberton 125
Perth 425
Walpole 6
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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