Valley of the Giants
Back to nature
You feel as if you are entering the forest of a fairytale. Tingle trees tower up to the sky like real giants. Some of them even seem to have legs where the massive, gnarled trunks are hollowed out. The kids run forward, enchanted. All sorts of fairytale creatures might dwell inside these hollows. You tilt your neck back and stare at the slender steel bridges winding high above. You can see tiny figures of people moving along the famous treetop walk.
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Walpole–Nornalup National Park, Valley of the Giants Rd, Nornalup; (08) 9840 8263
■ The treetop walk. This 600-metre walk rises a height of 40 metres into the canopy of the tingle forest. It is safe for little people to walk along, but bigger people may find it daunting as you can see through the mesh floor, and it sways slightly!
This area is the only place in the world where tingle trees grow. They are a special type of eucalypt, with a shallow, spreading root system. As they age, they develop buttresses that provide support and increase their ability to absorb moisture and nutrients. They can reach a height of 75 metres, live over 400 years and achieve a base circumference of up to 20 metres.
■ The trail on the forest floor is called the Ancient Empire Walk.
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