Walpole Wilderness Area is a vast natural and wild landscape stretching for almost 378,000 hectares across Western Australia’s southern forests and coast.
This network of conservation reserves lies between Walpole and Denmark and borders D’Entrecasteaux National Park on the west. This largely undisturbed area is an important part of an international biodiversity hotspot, home to threatened plant and animal species and others found nowhere else in the world. Some plant and animal species have prehistoric links to Gondwanaland, the great southern continent that existed until about 65 million years ago.
Nyoongar people have traditional ties to the area, which contains sites and landscapes of mythological, ceremonial, cultural and spiritual significance. It also has many nature-based tourism and recreation attractions, including the Tree Top Walk and Valley of the Giants, part of the Bibbulmun Track, and many other opportunities for walking, four-wheel driving, climbing, canoeing, fishing and swimming.