Take an extraordinary climb, walk or bike ride into the towering karri tree forests of Gloucester National Park – home of the tallest tree species in Western Australia and the third tallest in the world. The most breathtaking view is awarded to those who venture up Pemberton’s Gloucester Tree – the world’s tallest fire lookout tree, standing at 61 metres.
From Perth, it’s an easy 3.75-hour drive, or a few days of walking or mountain biking following the scenic long-distance routes of the Bibbulmun Track or Munda Biddi Trail to reach Pemberton and Gloucester National Park.
The historic timber milling town of Pemberton is just a 3-minute drive or 30-minute walk away from the spectacular forests, wildflowers and bushwalking trails of Gloucester National Park.
Follow the Karri Forest Explorer scenic drive, one of Gloucester’s many walking trails, or the Bibbulmun Track, you’ll pass through more of the South West’s most magnificent tall-tree forest.
Cascades is a cool and shady place for a summer picnic or a scenic bushwalk in winter when Lefroy Brook transforms this spot into an impressive cascade of water.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au
ActivitiesBirdwatching Hiking Walks
Private vehicle with up to 12 occupants – AUD15 per vehicle, Concession AUD8 per vehicle
Private vehicle with more than 12 occupants – AUD7 per occupant (6 years or older), Concession AUD2.50 per occupant
Motorcycle – AUD8 per motorcycle