Title: Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
Broadcast: 22nd April 2018
Presenter: Chrissy Morrissy
Only a 3-and-a-half-hour drive south of Perth, in the heart of the Walpole Wilderness is the Valley of the Giants, home to the majestic Tingle trees. Many are more than 400 years old and some 75 metres high. This is the type of destination you would expect to find in a fairy tale and it’s a site that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
- There are two walkways on the ground made up of a series of paths and boardwalks, each a few hundred metres long. Some of these paths even run through the base of the trees.
- The paths were built to protect the shallow root systems of the Tingle trees that only grow here and in one or two other isolated pockets of the South Coast.
- The treetop walk was constructed in the mid 90’s and developed for all abilities. It goes from 9 metres to 40 metres.
- The tree top walk comes into contact with less than 4 square metres of the forest floor beneath, it doesn’t touch a single tree and there is no concrete anchoring it to the ground.
- The impressive feat of engineering is made up of 7 pylons supporting the 60 metres of mesh walkway and lightweight steel, which moves as you walk, making you feel like you are part of the canopy.
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