Gloucester National Park, Pemberton

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Gloucester National Park is a national park in Western Australia, 281 km south of Perth and about 3 km from Pemberton.

This park contains the Gloucester Tree, a renowned karri tree. Visitors can climb up to a viewing platform 60 m above the ground, using the climbing pegs inserted into the tree. The tree and the park are named after the city of Gloucester, England in 1946.
The tree served as a fire lookout and had the platform, cabin and climbing pegs installed in 1947, it was one of eight lookout trees constructed in the area between 1937 and 1952.
By 1963, it was estimated that over 3,000 people had climbed the tree, and in 1973 the original wooden cabin was demolished and replaced with an aluminium and steel cabin and gallery.
Another attraction in the park is The Cascades, a cascade waterfall in Lefroy Brook.
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  • Only 3km from Pemberton, it has beautiful forest scenery and some picturesque walks of varying lengths from 1km to 10km. You can climb 80 metres up the Gloucester Tree if you are fit enough and don't....  more »
  • We arrived early morning and just as we arrived at the tree climb, a lady was descending and the husband was waiting. I asked her if it was worth the climb and she said the climb was OK but when she.....  more »
  • I climbed the Gloucester tree and the memory will be with me forever. Whole lot easier going up than coming down again. The surrounding park and walk trails are well worth spending some time exploring.
  • Great to visit and explore. Good example for tourists what Australian nature is like and why we all love to live here. Good little trip from Bridgetown for a daytrip, and scenic drive. Gloucester tree was great too, which is within the National Park.

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