Opposite Knoll Drive, Hilltop Road winds through a very special red tingle and karri forest.

Two kilometres along this one-way road will bring you to a spectacular lookout over the Frankland River, Nornalup Inlet and the Southern Ocean. Three kilometres after the lookout is the parking area of the Giant Tingle Tree. From here starts an 800m circular walk which leads down to the Giant Tingle Tree.

There is a boardwalk that protects the base of this Queen of trees. Tingles are the largest girthed eucalypt known in the world.

This is an opportunity to explore this wilderness, learning as you go. There is great information about the plants and animals of this native forest of the south coast.

Need to know

Dog Friendly

No dogs (or other pets) allowed in this park

Park Entry Fee

Entry to Walpole-Nornalup National Park is free.


Toilets are available. Wheelchair accessible Two unisex accessible toilets are provided. Two unisex accessible toilets are provided. They are located about 20m from the closest car parking bay. The toilets are a mirror image of one another.

Site access

The compacted gravel path is wide and winds about 500m through the forest to the Giant Tingle Tree. The path is on a slope, though there are some steep sections, with a gradient up to 1:8. The path continues around the Tingle Tree and leads to about 20 steps, which has a handrail on one side. The stairs connect to a wide, timber boardwalk. Alternate access back to the parking area is via the entry path. Bench seats with backrests, 50cm high, are located along the path.


Parking is in unmarked compacted gravel bays. Bays are 6m long and 3.5m wide.





Explore ancient tingle and karri forests where the wifi is weak, but you’ll find a better connection.

Walpole-Nornalup National Park

Walpole-Nornalup National Park, South Coast Highway, Walpole WA
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Hilltop offers spectacular views over the Southern Ocean and Nornalup Inlet, Saddle Island and Goose Island.

Hilltop Lookout

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Circular Pool

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