Gloucester National Park, Pemberton
Gloucester National Park is a national park in Western Australia, 281 km south of Perth and about 3 km from Pemberton.Put Gloucester National Park and other Pemberton attractions into our Pemberton holiday maker app , and watch your holiday take shape.
This park contains the Gloucester Tree, a renowned karri tree. Visitors can climb up to a viewing platform 61m above the ground, using the climbing pegs inserted into the tree. The tree and the park are named after the then Governor General the Duke of Gloucester who visited the area 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.
Gloucester National Park Reviews
Beautiful walks of all grades to do. Forest very cool and well sign posted. The Kari trees are incredible and majestic. Their height is mind boggling. Cannot come to Western Australia without having a... more »
Went through the park today and also climbed Gloucester tree. The tree climb is not for the faint-hearted! 53m above the ground climbing on rebars and chicken wire cages but the views of you aren't sc... 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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