Once used as a fire lookout, today the 61 metre high Gloucester Tree is one of Pemberton’s best loved tourism attractions – sensational views from the top and if you make it to the tree’s lofty crown you’re rewarded with a certificate to commemorate your feat, available from the Visitor Centre.
The karri is the tallest tree species in Western Australia and the third tallest in the world. It can grow up to 90 metres in height over a period of about 100 years.
There are several well signposted bush walking trails in the area that take you into the forest. They include the famous Bibbulmun Track, and a 10 kilometre loop walk.
Watch out for rare birds in the forest including red-tailed black cockatoos.
The Gloucester Tree is part of a trilogy of Karri tree towers which are open to the public. The others include the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree and the Diamond Tree.
The Gloucester Tree was named after the Duke of Gloucester who visited in 1946.
A short drive from Pemberton which is three hours south of Perth.
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
Vehicle with up to 12 occupants: AUD13 per vehicle and Concession Fee of AUD7 per vehicle.
Vehicle with more than 12 occupants but not on a commercial tour: AUD6 per occupant (6 years or older) and Concession Fee of AUD2 per occupant.
Motorcycle: AUD7 per motorcycle.