After leaving Cape Leeuwin, we headed for the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk some 273km away in Denmark. It was almost a 4 hours drive with several pit stops. Along the way, we passed through several types of vegetation and the one through the Karri trees (again) was the most intrigued. Those tress were just majestic and magnificent to see.
The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk gives a bird’s-eye view of the majestic 400+ year old tingle trees. The tree top walkway is a series of lightweight steel trusses built on steel pylons to form a 600 meter circuit over a deep gully. The construction of the walkway gave us a sense of security knowing its safe to explore the treetop although it does sway on some sections. Barring crowds, you could do this circuit within 20 minutes and if you did not get enough, you can repeat a second circuit before exiting.
Because the walkway it is built on the side of a natural valley, as the gully descend, you gradually ascend climbing to the highest point 40 metres through the treetops and into the tingle trees canopy. The ascent and descent are easy and most part are shaded as you walk around the trunks and branches of the trees. This is the most fascinating and enjoyable part of the walk.
The forest is alive with the calls of the birds through the trees and the breeze stirring the leaves. Visiting the Valley of the Giants is a chance to experience the beauty and tranquility of the treetops. The size of these trees is awe inspiring and the chance to stand beneath them and then climb into their canopy is an opportunity not to be missed.
Descending from the tree top, walk past the souvenir shop (also the exit) and it will bring you to the boardwalk of the ‘Ancient Empire’ walk. This is a continuation of your tour after the Tree Top walk (if you wish). The 450m boardwalk loop winds between and even through the giant tingle tree allowing you the chance to see its massive trunk up close. Some of these giants are over fifteen metres at its base. Here you’ll enter a grove of towering 400+ year old tingle trees which are only found in this particular area of Western Australia.