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Old Nov 6, 2010, 5:27 AM   #1
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While we were down at Siesta Park, we went further south to Pemberton and Walpole, tall timber country
a fallen giant

near Manjimup

The tree top walk near Walpole, which gets you into the tree tops at 40 metres above the ground, my 2 guests are on the left, slowly making their way up


from the top looking down


up the top of Gloucester tree, Pemberton. An old fire lookout tree with a spiral staircase of spikes driven into the side of the karri tree, the lookout is a cabin 61 metres up in the air.

as you can see no mountain views over here nor autumn leaves, sorry
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Old Nov 7, 2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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Nice series, John!
Those are tall tree's for sure but, they don't compare with our Sequoia Redwoods.
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I love the first one, and wish there were some walks like yours - the view looking down through the treetops is very cool. Some day I'll manage to visit your beautiful country.
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Great series, the sight from the treetops is stunning.
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John these closely resemble the views we saw in the Kuranda rain forest we visited this April. The only difference is that we traversed it in a cable car with intermittent sky walks.

Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

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Those are tall tree's for sure but, they don't compare with our Sequoia Redwoods.
GW this is true for height but at least ours are a hardwood
Mtngal it is a great place i would love to live down there if i could, September is a great time to go, it is not peak tourist season, its not hot and its not cold, and there e are a number of wildflower shows around the South west and Siesta Park where we stayed is a great base for touring around

thanks Rhermans, the view had to be good, after the climb to get up there lol
i am trying to see if i have a photo of the "ladder"

thanks Lou, where on earth is Kuranda ???, it must be over east somwhere
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[QUOTE=Gumnut;1164340]GW this is true for height but at least ours are a hardwood

LOL, OK, John. You got me there but, let's see you do this!
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 10:31 PM   #8
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ok
i dont have one to drive a car through
but there is this one (not my photo or site)
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog...ingle-tree.jpg
i do have a photo somwhere taken about 20 years ago
the hollow is completely natural, caused by fire and the tree was still growing (not sure if it still is)
they stopped cars from going into the trees at it compacted the ground
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Wonderful big trees and amazing glimpses of the rich countryside. We have some good-size trees here too, but I've never tried to ride my bicycle through one! (although some of my children have hidden inside of some...)
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