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Day 10 – Tree climbing and Denmark


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Today was a reasonably leisurely day.
We left Albany via the scenic road, stopping by the coast a few times before arriving at the Denmark Chocolate Company.

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A man on a horse heading to the beach near Torbay Inlet.

Next stop was the Elephant Rocks Brewery and Toffee factory and onto the Valley of the Giants Treetop walk.
This walk goes through the the forest and at it’s highest point 40m above the forest floor. It’s always fun going to such heights but I’ve been on other walks in Victoria and Queensland which I found a little more interesting.

treetop walk

Next stop was Pemberton to visit the Gloucester Tree. This is a 61m tall fire-lookout tree and one of three in the area that still exist. You climb the tree on a series of steel pegs sticking out from the tree trunk. (I’m sure this can’t be OHS compliant)
It’s a little worrying at first, but you get used to it and soon you’re at the top.

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Look carefully for the tower at the top and the steel pegged ‘ladder’ circling the tree.


Looking down the ‘ladder’.

In the carpark, we did a little bit of bird spotting with numerous playful birds.

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On the way back through town we stumbled upon the Pemberton Tramway Co. The track seems to run all the way to Northcliffe but was largely overgrown when we saw it earlier in the drive. I guess it’s another scenic railway that operates as a not-for-profit and needs generous financial support to get the line fully reopened.

Finally in Augusta for the night. The Thai food didn’t totally agree with me.