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Bibbulmun Track Day Walk - Gloucester National Park

A 12km return stroll from the Gloucester Tree to the Cascades

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.728 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  This is one of a series of eight day walks on the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's... more »

Tips:  The Gloucester Tree is just a little over 3km from the town of Pemberton.

Facilities: There are picnic tables and toilets at both the... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Visitor Centre

Find everything you need to know about Pemberton and the Great Southern region here at the visitor centre and the adjacent Karri Forest Discovery Centre and Pemberton Pioneer Museum in the main street of Pemberton.

The Gloucester Tree, in Gloucester National Park, is probably Western Australia's most famous karri tree. This 60-metre-high giant towers above the forest surrounding Pemberton. In the past, foresters maintained a regular fire lookout from its lofty crown. Today, visitors can climb to the cabin in its upper branches for sensational views of the... More

3. Wildflowers and wildlife

Jug orchids (Pterostylis recurva) flower along the Track in early spring from August to October. The relatively large size of the flowers and their distinctive shape gives them their common name.

Leaping spider orchids (Caladenia macrostylis) flower from August to November. This species is equally at home in lateritic soils of jarrah forests and ... More

4. East Brook Rail Formation

The old East Brook rail formation provides easy walking along what used to be a busy rail line in the early days of the logging industry. If you look closely you can see exactly where the railway used to run as well as some old culverts that are now in disrepair.

5. The Cascades

Here, the Lefroy Brook tumbles over a series of rocky shelves, which vary from a gentle flow in mid-summer to a raging torrent in winter. Set amidst the karri forest at the southern end of Gloucester National Park, The Cascades provide a beautiful setting for a picnic (with picnic tables, toilets and barbecues provided) and a few peaceful hours of... More