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Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Western Australia, Australia.

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Imagine being able to fly high above lush green tree-tops just like a bird. Being able to skim smoothly past soft leaves while playing tag with life-like branches, and getting to bask in the gentle winter sunlight whilst taking in the sweet scent of fresh country air.

Believe it or not, realising this dream is now possible due to the completion in 1996 of the Valley of the Giant's Tree Top walk near Walpole in Western Australia. Located within the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, taking almost one year to build and costing $1.8 million, this incredible 600 metre walk rises 40 metres above the forest floor and places you right in the heart of the Karri and Tingle tree canopies.

While making your way up through the flourishing forest, you may start to notice that the walkway is actually moving beneath you. To make you truly feel like part of the forest, the steel spans that make up the walkway were specifically designed to sway slightly with movement. The reason behind this was to create for visitors, a sensation of actually being a part of the forest's canopy, moving naturally along with the gently swinging branches.

If that's not enough for nature buff's, situated just alongside the tree-top walk is another well-visited national park attraction, the awe-inspiring Ancient Empire Boardwalk. Named after the grove of archaic Tingle trees that help make up the 'Valley of the Giants', this attraction is a newly constructed timber boardwalk that ambles its way both around and through some of the largest trees and thickest vegetation located in the South-West. Measuring sometimes up to 15 metres in perimeter at their base, some of the ancient trees have naturally hollowed out trunks, allowing visitors to walk right through the middle of them and get a feel for just how many centuries old they really are.

Perfect for a relaxing walk through stunning surrounds, the Valley of the Giants is a great place for a family outing with picnic facilities well located within the surrounds. The Tree Top Walk is open everyday of the year except for Christmas Day and during extreme weather conditions. The Tree Top Walk is also accessible to people with disabilities, wheelchairs and parents with prams. Entry is $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for pensioners and $4.00 for children aged between 6 and 15. The Ancient Empire Walk is self-guided and entry is free.

Written by  Simone.

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