Daily 9am to 5pm (last ticket sales at 4.00pm) *
Extended hours 26 December to 26 January - Daily 9am to 6pm (last ticket sales at 5.15pm)
* Except Christmas Day and during hazardous conditions
TREE TOP WALK ADMISSION
Adult (16 years and over) $21.00
Concession card holder $15.50 *
Child (6 to 15 years) $10.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children to 6-15) $52.50
Children 5 years and younger Free
* Accepted Concession Cards: Australian Seniors, Age Pension, Centrelink Carer, Disability Support, Companion cards, Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Concessional rates do not apply to commercial tour groups.
For school or tour group bookings please contact the Tree Top Walk office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry to the Ancient Empire and Discovery Centre is free!
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Can I use my National Park Pass for entry onto the Tree Top Walk?
A. No, entry into the park is free... however, an entry fee does apply for the Tree Top Walk.
Q. How long is the Tree Top Walk and how long does it take to walk it?
A. The Tree Top Walk is 600 metres long and takes 15 to 20 minutes to walk. You can take as long as you like and go around as many times as you like. Combined with the Ancient Empire trail, most visitors spend approximately
1 hour on site.
Q. Can we take our stroller/wheel chair on the Tree Top Walk?
A. The Tree Top Walk is fully accessible for wheelchairs and for most strollers/prams. We also have a wheelchair and stroller available to borrow.
Q. Is the Tree Top Walk safe for children?
A. Yes, the walk is enclosed with a safety barrier on both sides of the walkway. Children love the adventure!
Q. How long is the Ancient Empire Walk and how long does it take to walk it?
The Ancient Empire Walk is 650 metres long in total.
500 metres of the trail is suitable for all abilities including
wheelchairs and prams. A further 150 metres of the trail has steps. Allow around 20 to 25 minutes to complete the walk.
Q. Can I bring my pet into the Valley of the Giants?
A. No, pets and other domestic animals are not permitted in the Valley of the Giants. Assistance dogs are the only exception - as long as the dog is certified as a trained assistance dog. For more information about visiting national parks with pets, please visit: Pets in Parks | Explore Parks WA | Parks and Wildlife Service (dpaw.wa.gov.au)
Q. Can I fly my drone in the Valley of the Giants?
A. No, drones are not permitted to be flown in the Valley of the Giants. Flying is not permitted over or above people, in accordance with CASA regulations. For more information about obtaining a licence to fly a drone in national parks for commercial purposes, please visit: Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) - Drones - Parks and Wildlife Service (dpaw.wa.gov.au)
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
A. No, tickets can be purchased on the day at our onsite ticket office and gift shop. Online tickets are available to purchase at anytime via the 'BUY TICKETS' link at the top of this page.
Q. Is the Tree Top Walk a guided walk?
A. The Tree Top Walk and Ancient Empire trail have been designed to be self guided. We do offer free tingle forest talks and guided tours daily - except during school holidays, peak periods, or inclement weather.
Q. Does the Tree Top Walk move? Are there any steps? How high is it?
A. At the highest point the Tree Top Walk is 40m from the forest floor. There are no steps, just a series gradual inclining and declining walkways. There is some movement.
Q. Does the Tree Top Walk move a lot when it is windy?
A. The wind doesn’t affect the walk much as the it mainly passes through the structure uninhibited. Most of the movement comes from people walking on it. We close the walk if the wind speed is above 35 knots.
Q. How often does someone check the walk? i.e. for maintenance?
A. A safety check of the Tree Top Walk is completed every morning before opening. Engineer and specialised maintenance teams also carry out regular inspections.
Q. Do you have parking for caravans and trailers?
A. Yes, our main car park has an area for long vehicles. There is also extra parking available in car park 2 during peak periods.
Q. Do you have a cafe?
A. No, we do have an onsite coffee van that sells an assortment of cakes and biscuits. The gift shop sells cold drinks, ice creams and confectionary.
Q. Do you have a picnic area?
A. Yes, there is a picnic area in car park 2 that can be accessed by a short walk trail from the main car park or by car when car park 2 is open in peak periods. Please note that there are no barbeque facilities and all rubbish must be taken with you or deposited in the bin near the ticket office.
WHAT ABOUT THE GIANTS?
Q. What is a red tingle tree?
A. The red tingle is a member of the eucalypt family. It only grows in this part of the world and within an area of about 6,000 hectares.
Q. Are there any other types of tingle trees?
A. Yes, in addition to the red tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii) there is the yellow tingle (Eucalyptus guilfoylei) and the Rates tingle (Eucalyptus brevistylis). They all have a restricted distribution within the Walpole Wilderness Area. They are mainly associated with granite hills and grow on freely drained gravelly soils. This area is the wettest and least seasonal climate in Western Australia with an average rainfall of between 1,000 - 1,200mm. The presence of the tingle trees in the Valley of the Giants is due to these climatic and geological factors.
Q. Why are they called ‘tingle’ trees?
A. It is thought that it is derived from the aboriginal word ‘dingul’.
Q. How tall are the tingle trees and how old are they?
A. Tingles can reach up to 75 metres in height. The oldest we have dated is Grandma tingle in the Ancient Empire. She is over 400 years old!
Q. Has dieback killed the tops of the trees?
A. No, the tops of the trees died due to a crown fire that swept through the South West in February 1937.
Q. What has caused the black hollow in the trees?
A. Fires and fungus. Fungus attacks the sapwood which allows fire to get inside the tree and causes the hollow. The tingle trees can continue to live for many years despite the hollow, because of their fibrous root system.