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Three million reasons to celebrate the Tree Top Walk

L-R Dale Steward CEO Shire of Denmark, 3 millionth visitor Annette Moody, Denmark shire councillor Ian Osborne
L-R Dale Steward CEO Shire of Denmark, 3 millionth visitor Annette Moody, Denmark shire councillor Ian Osborne DPaW

The magnificent Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Walpole-Nornalup National Park reached a significant milestone today when it welcomed its three-millionth visitor.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said it highlighted the success of the nature-based tourist and cultural attraction.

“This is a great result for the site which has been open since August 1996 and is managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. It’s wonderful to see so many people enjoying one of the State’s star attractions,” Mr Jacob said.

“It features a remarkable 600m walkway that is positioned 40m above the ground amid the spectacular heights of the ancient tingle forest canopy. It was built to allow people to enjoy the forest without causing an adverse impact on the trees.

“The Tree Top Walk also supports valuable employment opportunities for local people and the income generated is re-invested into the area.”

The Minister praised the team of passionate and dedicated guides and support staff who do their best to make every visitor’s experience memorable.

“You can have the infrastructure, but it is the personal interaction with visitors that is vital to ensure people have a world-class experience and feel connected with the region. We are very fortunate to have such stunning scenery in the South-West and I would encourage everyone to enjoy and explore the natural wonders the State has to offer,” he said.

Celebrations are expected to continue later in the year to mark the Tree Top Walk’s opening 18 years ago.

Fact File

  • Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is between Denmark and Walpole
  • The attraction has won many awards including the Sir David Brand Award for significant regional attraction and the British Airways design award, environmental experience category

 

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