The Valley of The Giants, a place of imagination and inspiration. Have a wander with me and have a look at some of these glorious Red Tingle trees.
This not quite hidden grove of towering old tingle trees is also known as The Ancient Empire. What a fascinating and mysterious name for these magnificent trees.
Located in the southern parts of Western Australia, near Denmark just out of Albany, its close to a 5 hour drive from Perth.
“ARE we there Yet?!” was uttered by all three of us.
Upon arriving at 2pm we were good to go, and ready to see the sights.
The massive giant (above) dwarfs the woman in white, standing not too far off. The girth of these trees can… be up to 20 meters; but most were a bit less than that, nearer 12.
We went up and around the Tree Top Walk. A hanging suspension type steel bridge, that wobbles. More so if others are being mischievous.
And, yes. They were.
The Tree Top walkway at the highest point was 40 meters off the forest floor. It makes a 600 meter loop around that overlooks a stunning gully below and the distant hazy blue Stirling Ranges to the northeast.
Grandma Tingle is a delightful old tree, her gnarls, knobs and roots make fabulous designs. I could have stood for ages and imagined all sorts of animals and creatures. She is estimated to be around 400 years old.
This image, shows one of the Giants and just how small we are in comparison.
the image that you may see a spark of similarity to from The Forest Landscape of yesterday.
Thank you for joining me on my Tree Top Walk and in amongst The Ancient Empire. Those who make the trip to Western Australia, this is a magic sight. I highly recommend it!