Walpole & Surrounds
The South West of Western Australia is famed for its white sandy beaches and towering ancient forests and the small town of Walpole Western Australia is surrounded by some of the most spectacular and diverse wilderness on the planet. Located 430 kilometres southeast of Perth the region is in the top 10 bio-diversity hotspots in the entire world and the only one in Australia!
Established in 2004, the Walpole Wilderness covers more than 363,000 hectares of national parks, nature reserves and forest conservation areas, surrounded by the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park with these incredible forests stretching down to the pristine beaches.
Located within the heart of the Walpole Wilderness is the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, home to tingle forests which occur nowhere else in the world. The landscape embraces old, majestic jarrah, tingle and karri forests, impressive granite peaks, peaceful rivers, spectacular beaches and sheer coastal cliffs that overlook the Southern Ocean.
The small township of Walpole offers a wide range of outdoor activities for visitors including swimming, boating, sailing, inlet cruises, fishing, bush walking, and climbing. The town is located on the Walpole Inlet; a small estuary connected through a narrow channel with the bigger and deeper Nornalup Inlet.