VALLEY OF THE GIANTS

The ‘Valley of the Giants’ have become a must do when visiting Western Australia. These tall eucalypt trees are quite remarkable, and the concentrated growth is a seeing is believing. Thank goodness they survived the axe and chainsaw.

The 'Valley of the Giants' is one of the main tourist draws in the WA. Those with a head for heights can get a tree top view on the 'Tree Top Walk' a 40 m high walk-way that can accommodate wheelchairs. Most similar canopy walks around the world are constructed using suspension bridge -type structures — not for the faint of heart. The Tree Top Walk, however, is a series of sixty-metre, lightweight steel trusses built on steel pylons to form a secure ramp. Beneath the canopy walk there is a pathway around the Tingle trees for walkers — this is known as the 'Ancient Empire'. The Tingle tree has evolved to cope with bush fires and can withstand low level fires.

Most of the trees are over 400 years old and grow to a height of 100 mtres. The total track and bridge walk is circa 1000mtres. There is no time limit when visiting and $20.00 pp is outstanding value.

Though justice has not been achieved here are some photos.

 

 

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