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Walpole-Nornalup National Park

South Coast Highway, Walpole WA 6398

See giant red tingle trees at Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the south of Western Australia. These towering old growth forests are part of the Walpole Wilderness area and have remained virtually untouched. To get up close to these pristine forest beauties visit the Valley of the Giants and Tree Top Walk to the east of Walpole. You can get a magnificent view of the forest canopy from the Tree Top Walk, while the Valley of the Giants leads you to giant red tingle trees with trunks up to 20 metres in circumference. Walpole-Nornalup National Park is also home to a rugged coastline, peaceful inlets, rivers and forests of karri trees. In the south-west of the park, about 5,000 hectares of near-pristine bushland has been set aside for bushwalkers. The famous Bibbulmun Track passes through the Walpole-Nornalup National Park on its 1,000 kilometre route from the Perth hills to Albany. If you're visiting between February and April there's also the chance to see the annual migration and spawning run of the Australian salmon. There is camp sites dotted throughout the park. The park surrounds the towns of Walpole, Nornalup and Peaceful Bay, a five hour drive south of Perth.

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Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre

Valley of the Giants Road, Nornalup WA 6333

The Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre (WWDC) is an exciting tourism product in the South West of Western Australia. It represents a multi-million dollar investment by the State Government into eco-tourism and is comprised of three sites including: The Tree Top Walk; Swarbrick Art Loop in the Mount Frankland South National Park; and Mount Frankland which features the newly completed Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout, arrival shelter and visitor facilities. The WWDC focuses on different perspectives of the vast, natural and wild landscapes of the Walpole Wilderness to create inspiring visitor experiences. It has been designed and built to be the jewel in the crown for nature based tourism in Australia's South West and is a key tourism component for the newly formed Great South West Edge, one of Australia's sixteen national landscapes. The WWDC features unique interpretive displays at all sites where visitors can learn what makes the wilderness special. While the Tree Top Walk is an established product, it is the unique blending of this renowned product with the new to create a synergistic outcome where the total experience is more than the sum of its parts.

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Conspicuous Beach

via Nornalup Beach Road, Nornalup WA 6333

The spectacular coastline at Conspicuous Beach in the state's south is extremely popular for fishing and surfing. Whilst the rough waters are not recommended for swimming, surfers will take delight in the breakers off the coast. Take a walk along the boardwalk that follows alongside the beach and leads up to a viewing platform on Conspicuous Cliff. You may be fortunate enough to see whales gliding through the ocean on their migratory path. The panoramic ocean views are truly magnificent. Keen walkers can appreciate the area by walking a section of the Bibbulmun Track which passes by Conspicuous Beach on its journey from Kalamunda, near Perth to Albany. Known as one of the world's great long distance walks, stretching nearly 1,000 kilometres, it offers many gratifying views. If your visit brings you to the Walpole area over the summer months, you will be rewarded with the impressive display of flowers from the Red Flowering Gum trees. Conspicuous Beach is located 20 minutes east of Walpole and five and half hours drive south of Perth.

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Frankland River

via Frankland Kojonup Road, Walpole WA 6398

Go fishing, canoeing and kayaking at Frankland River near Walpole on the south coast. At around 400 kilometres the Frankland is the longest river that flows into the Walpole-Nornalup Inlet. This estuary permanently opens to the sea and is a haven for water birds and other wildlife. The Frankland River passes through picturesque farmland and virgin bush. It's a popular spot for water sports - take to the river in a canoe or kayak and be surrounded by nature. Fishing in the Frankland River is also top rate. Walpole is about a five hour drive south of Perth.

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Mandalay Beach

Mandalay Beach Road, Walpole WA 6398

See the shipwreck of the Norwegian vessel the Mandalay, at beautiful Mandalay Beach near Walpole in the south. The ship was wrecked there in 1911 and when the tide is low you can see parts of it exposed from the beach. There's an interpretive display which tells you more about the wreck. This stretch of coastline also offers great views of Chatham Island which looms out of the water three kilometres offshore. Fishing is popular at Mandalay Beach, but even if you don't fish, a visit is worth it for the spectacular views of the Southern Ocean. Mandalay Beach is about a 20 minute drive west of Walpole. There's a walk trail to the beach. It takes around five and a half hours to drive to Walpole from Perth.

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Mount Frankland, Walpole

Mount Frankland Car Park, Mount Frankland National Park, Walpole WA 6398

This short but steep one kilometre walk takes you up Mount Frankland in the Mount Frankland National Park near Walpole. Combining a walk around the base of the granite mount, surrounded by towering karri forest and superb summit views this trail is sure to impress. This Top Trail starts next to the car park, at the base of Mount Frankland. There are a few options, you can climb to its peak for breathtaking views, enjoy the walk trail around the base or combine both. Start on the bitumen track and climb to the top of the dome. The climb is mainly concrete steps requiring a short ladder climb so a moderate level of fitness is required. The views overlooking the karri forest and the Frankland River below are fantastic. After descending, walk the 1.5 kilometre loop trail around the rock. The trail requires a bit of effort as it is a natural surface with some rocks and narrow rough trails to negotiate. This is one of the best granite and karri areas in the south west. Camping in Western Australia's natural areas is a special experience. Selected campgrounds from across the state are now bookable online for a trial period.

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Peaceful Bay

Peaceful Bay, Peaceful Bay WA 6333
Peaceful Bay by name and by nature, this white-sand beach is sheltered from the Southern Ocean swell, with clear turquoise waters ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving and fishing. It's a chilled-out seaside holiday spot just 40-minutes' drive from Denmark, or a five-hour drive from Perth. You can also take a well-earned rest-stop here if you're making the epic journey on foot along the Bibbulmun Track - one of the world's greatest long-distance trails. If you just fancy a leisurely walk, join the Bibbulmun Track at Peaceful Bay and enjoy the rugged south coast scenery on the way to Point Irwin. In spring, the dunes and coastal bushlands are carpeted in the colourful blooms of wildflowers. If you prefer to explore on four wheels, there are several unsealed tracks leading through the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. Head for Conspicuous Cliff with a pair of binoculars, between July and October, and watch for spouting, breaching and tail-slapping whales as they pass by on their annual migration. For a stay in the bay, choose from caravan sites, camping grounds and basic chalet accommodation.
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Walpole-Nornalup Inlets

Nornalup Inlet, Walpole WA 6398
Venture into the wilderness of the Walpole-Nornalup Inlet for a fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, windsurfing, or hiking adventure. The south coast town of Walpole sits on the smallest of the inlets, just one-and-a-half hours' drive from Albany and under five hours' drive from Perth. If you're bringing your own craft, there are several access ramps at the inlets. On foot, you can take in this karri, marri and tingle tree wilderness one incredible step at a time on one of the world's great long distance walk trails - the Bibbulmun Track. Follow its path all the way from Perth, or just tackle a small coastal section of the track for a day or two. On the water, you'll discover the Walpole Inlet is quite shallow (up to one metre), while the larger Nornalup Inlet to the south is larger and deeper (up to five metres). It's here you'll find some of the best black bream fishing in the State - casting from the shoreline or from a boat. At the water's edge, there's also a string of beauty spots where you can stop for a picnic, stroll, fish or swim.

Conspicuous Beach

via Nornalup Beach Road, Nornalup WA 6333
The spectacular coastline at Conspicuous Beach in the state’s south is extremely popular for fishing and surfing. Whilst the rough waters are not recommended for swimming, surfers will take delight in the breakers off the coast. Take a walk along the boardwalk that follows alongside the beach and leads up to a viewing platform on Conspicuous Cliff. You may be fortunate enough to see whales gliding through the ocean on their migratory path. The panoramic ocean views are truly magnificent. Keen walkers can appreciate the area by walking a section of the Bibbulmun Track which passes by Conspicuous Beach on its journey from Kalamunda, near Perth to Albany. Known as one of the world’s great long distance walks, stretching nearly 1,000 kilometres, it offers many gratifying views. If your visit brings you to the Walpole area over the summer months, you will be rewarded with the impressive display of flowers from the Red Flowering Gum trees. Conspicuous Beach is located 20 minutes east of Walpole and five and half hours drive south of Perth....
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Tinglewood Cabins

37 Bridge Road, Walpole WA 6398
Set in the 'Heart of the Walpole Wilderness' and deep in the lush South West of Western Australia, Tinglewood Cabins provides access to the Valley of the Giants, and Tree Top Walk, bush walking, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and swimming all within moments of your chalet. Tinglewood Cabins is set on a beautiful picturesque hill top which is surrounded by majestic Karri and Tingle forest and has magnificent forest and valley views. You will have 90 acres to explore and enjoy, half remains untouched forest and offers wonderful walking trails and wildflowers in spring. Each cabin has been built with verandas back and front so you can chase the sun or shade and enjoy an evening wine with the local kangaroos at dusk, ensuring that your privacy is maintained. Each cabin is spacious with the two bedroom cabins sleeping up to four and three bedroom cabins sleeping up to six people comfortably. Take in unspoilt nature at its very best, chill out with the peace and tranquillity, or be amazed at the magnificent night skies. Walpole township and inlet is only 6 minutes away all on bitumen sealed roads, Tree Top Walk and Valley of the Giants 15 minutes away....

Centre Road Crossing Camp at Mount Frankland South National Park

Mount Frankland South National Park, Walpole WA 6398
Centre Road Crossing is a secluded campsite along the banks of the Deep River in Mount Frankland National Park, which is dominated by impressive karri, jarrah and tingle forests. The campground also features a hut which may be used for accommodation. Centre Road crosses Deep River at this point; however, in winter it is only passable by four wheel drive (4WD). There are many roads and bushwalking tracks in this area. Visitors can also launch a canoe/kayak and paddle from Fernhook to Centre Road Crossing. Camping fees do not apply at this campground; however, park entry fees apply at Mount Frankland National Park. Bookings cannot be made. For more information, please visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife's ParkStay website....

Crystal Springs Homestead

Corner of South West Highway and Mandalay Beach Road, Walpole WA 6398
Crystal Springs Homestead is set within three acres of private grounds, with an attractive lake, offering a quality natural environment with an abundance of native animals and birds. Accommodation at Crystal Springs Homestead is comfortable and stylish, with the ‘Holiday House’ offering large groups plenty of space and the ‘Ranger’s House’ a more compact alternative. In the grounds you can have a barbecue, light a camp fire, encourage the children to try camping overnight or just sit and enjoy the lake on the property which offers scope for observing water birds and pond life. Nearby are many possibilities for outdoor adventure, including horse riding, hiking on the Bibbulmun Track, sailing, canoeing, fishing or there a growing number of local wineries to visit which use grapes from the Great Southern and South West regions. Crystal Springs Homestead is located four hours drive south of Perth....
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Riverside Retreat

6845 South Coast Highway, Walpole WA 6398
Riverside Retreat is situated on 60 acres, surrounded by the Walpole Wilderness area. Imagine sitting in your own two or three bedroom chalet looking across to the tranquil waters of the Frankland River with the background chatter of birdlife or the sound of the distant ocean surf. The chalets are set apart for your own privacy and all overlook the river. Each chalet is well appointed for your convenience and comfort. Riverside Retreat offers you the opportunity to just relax and unwind or visit the many local attractions in the area, including the Tree Top Walk, the magnificent rugged coastline, pristine beaches, forest drives and walks, including the Bibbulmun Track. Try fishing for tasty bream from their small private jetty; or the more energetic can paddle one of the canoes up into the forest or indulge in a game of tennis. You will quickly realise that this is truly a piece of paradise - in fact, the hardest thing you will have to do while you're there is leave!...

Nornalup

Nornalup, Nornalup WA 6333
Dwarfed by tall karri and tingle tree forests, the small village of Nornalup is a big drawcard for nature lovers. To the east, the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk takes you above the tingle trees of Walpole-Nornalup National Park, and to the south, the Conspicuous Cliff lookout gives you a view of the great annual whale migration. From Albany, it's a scenic one hour and 20 minute drive west to reach Nornalup. If you're heading down from Perth, you'll need to allow about five hours. Once you hit Walpole, it's another 15 minutes' drive to the east. You're also just 10 minutes' drive away from one of the best treetop views on Earth - the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk. Inspired by the tall tingle tree forest of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, this is the first sky-high walk trail of its kind. Climbing 40 metres into the canopy, the walkway affords magnificent vistas of this ancient forest before descending to the Ancient Empire Walk, where you can gaze up at 400 year old giants. The surrounding Walpole-Nornalup National Park covers 18,116 hectares of the South West with karri and tingle forests stretching to the Southern Ocean. Here, you may encounter some of the 698 native species of flora and fauna that call it home, including kangaroos and quokkas, honey possums and bandicoots, honeyeaters and parrots. Through its heart runs the Frankland River and the famous long distance Bibbulmun Track, each leading you on an incredible wilderness-to-ocean adventure. On the river, you'll enjoy boating, canoeing, fishing and swimming. On the walking trail, you'll get to take in the wilderness one step at a time. Take the drive to Conspicuous Bay in spring and you'll be dazzled by the only known stand of native red-flowering gum trees in Western Australia. From the cliffs, you'll also witness one of the greatest migrations on Earth, as the whales make their journey to their calving grounds. Nornalup caters for those who are looking for refreshments or a bed for the night with tearooms, restaurants, chalets, bed and breakfast accommodation and a caravan park. ...

Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre

Pioneer Park, Walpole WA 6398
The Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre is located in Australia’s South West Region. As an accredited Visitor Centre they offer a one stop shop of information provided by local experts. Stock up on maps, get some ideas on the best things to see and do or book your tours or accommodation. The Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre is open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 4.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. They are closed Christmas Day....