Daily 9am to 5pm (last ticket sales at 4.15pm) *
Extended hours 26 December to 26 January - Daily 8am to 5pm (last ticket sales at 4.15pm)
* 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 email@example.com
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 600m 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. Most visitors spend approximately 1 hour on site.
Q. Can we take our stroller/wheel chair on the Tree Top Walk and Ancient Empire?
A. The Tree Top Walk is fully accessible for wheel chairs and for most strollers/prams. There is limited access to the Ancient Empire as there are some steps. You can get down to Grandma Tingle before reaching any steps. 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. 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 600m long. Allow around 15 to 20 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 have been designed to be self guided. We do offer free daily guided walks along the Bibbulmun Track - 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 gradual rise. 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. The staff complete a safety check of the Tree Top Walk every morning before it is open to the public. It is also inspected by engineers and specialised maintenance teams at least twice a year.
Q. Can I use the South West NatureGuide App around the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk site?
A. Yes, to assist with your visit, the
South West NatureGuide App is
available to help you build a deeper
connection to the natural world
through the use of technology .
This awesome app enables visitors
to learn about the plants and animals
as they explore the Valley of Giants
site. It's just like walking with a local
expert. The app is available to
download on Apple iOS and Android.
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.