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Top 7 Things to Do in Walpole

Walpole, located in the South of Western Australia, is packed with things to do! It is a great destination for any outdoor and nature lover with a wide range of activities. With so much to see and do in this area, it can be difficult to decide where to start. Here are just some of the amazing things you can do when visiting Walpole.

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Things to do in Walpole

1. Stand inside a Giant Tingle Tree

Whether you’re a tree hugger or not, you are guaranteed to be impressed by the sheer size of the Giant Tingle Tree. The fire-hollowed red tingle tree can be seen along the walking trail looping through the karri forest in Walpole-Nornalup National Park. You can stand well inside the tree, with ample room to spare. Go and see this spectacle for yourself!

2. Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

The Tree Top Walk in Walpole is an incredible experience that takes you through the tall tingle trees of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. The treetop walk, also known as the Valley of the Giants, was constructed in 1996 as a tourist attraction. It provides stunning views of both old growth and regrowth forests and wildlife. It’s one of the longest treetop walks in the world at 600m long and stands 40m off the ground. 

3. Picnic at Circular Pool

At the end of a long dirt road and a short walk from the car park, you’ll find Circular Pool. This natural pool is a great place to relax, take some photos and set up a picnic for a couple of hours. There’s a small hidden waterfall along an easy walking track with swimming spots and being a little out of the way, it is usually a quiet spot for some tranquility. 

4. Swim, Kayak, SUP at Coalmine Beach

If you’re looking for a calm, shallow swimming spot then head down to Coalmine Beach. Sitting on the Nornalup Inlet, Coalmine Beach is a great place to relax, kayak and SUP.  

5. Spot the Shipwreck at Mandalay Beach

Mandalay Beach is an incredible stretch of coast with gorgeous views and a small part of a shipwreck. Located only a 20-minute drive from Walpole centre, this beach is a great spot to visit. You could easily spend a few hours here reading the history of the shipwreck and watching powerful waves crash. There are often dangerous rips and treacherous waves which makes for excellent viewing but no good to swim in! 

6. Take in the views from Conspicuous Cliff

Break your drive up with a stop off at Conspicuous Cliff. Climb up to the lookout and take in the views of the vast, rugged coastline and look out for dolphins, and whales in the right season. Similar to Mandalay Beach, swimming should be avoided here as there are dangerous rips and wild waves.

7. More views from Hilltop Lookout

On the way to the Giant Tingle Tree, be sure to stop at the Hilltop Lookout for incredible views framed by the surrounding forest. The scenic drive to the lookout is worth doing alone, and the view from this lookout along the way is the cherry on top. 

Whatever it is that draws you towards this unique region, rest assured that Walpole will not disappoint. With an abundance of activities available amidst spectacular scenery – it really is an ideal place for anyone looking for somewhere special.

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