Walpole and Nornalup National Park
In March 1910, a party led by Minister for Lands and Agriculture James Mitchell, visited Nornalup to assess the land for its agriculture and timber potential. The party rowed up the Frankland River to Monastery Landing and were so impressed by the beauty of the waterway and surrounding forest, they made an on-the-spot decision to set the area aside for conservation. Later that year 370 ha of land alongside the Frankland River was declared an A-class reserve.
The Walpole-Nornalup National Park now covers almost 20,000 ha of tall forest, coastal heath and wetlands and forms part of the vast Walpole Wilderness.
Nearest town: Walpole
Park fee: Free
Where is it? The park surrounds Walpole, Nornalup and Peaceful Bay.
What to see and do: Beautiful, wild coastline, ancient tingle forest - home of the flowering gum.
The Valley of Giants Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre features displays where you can learn what makes the Walpole WIlderness special, also the home of the Tree Top Walk. There is a fee for going on the Tree Top Walk.
For further information about the Walpole-Nornalup Inlets National Park, please click here and scroll down the page.