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Trees in Manjimup

For those interested in getting a little closer to nature, why not explore Manjimup’s picturesque national park and timber forests?

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The Manjimup area boasts an abundance of bushwalks catering for the casual day walker or the more intrepid explorer. Located just 4km from the township on Perup Road, the King Jarrah Walk is the ideal way to start exploring the forests of the region. The walk trail is only 650m long and is centered around the King Jarrah Tree, more than 600 years old and 47m high. Having nearly being cut down for fence posts and railway sleepers in 1910, the King Jarrah was claimed by the crown and set aside as a “unique tree” in 1921.
The walk features access for the disabled and a picnic area. It is also the home to a spectacular array of wildflowers in spring. A little further south, about 10km from town on the South West Highway, is the Diamond Tree Tower lookout. The Diamond Tree Tower was built in 1941 as a lookout to spot fires that threatened Manjimup. This massive karri tree stands 51m tall and is topped with a wooden tower, providing an excellent vantage point to view the surrounding forest. Visitors are welcome to climb the Diamond Tree and soak up the incredible views but, be warned, it is not for the faint hearted or those with an aversion to heights.
Located next to the Diamond Tree is the Jim Fox Adventure Trail, a great little walk trail for children featuring hollow logs, obstacles and tree cubby houses. There is also a small information centre on forest management and the area’s flora and fauna. Barbecues and toilets are located nearby.
One of the most popular forest attractions in the Manjimup area is the Four Aces.  Located on Graphite Road, 22km from town, the Four Aces are four karri trees standing next to each other in a straight line. The trees are more than 400 years old, stand at over 75m tall and attract more than 70,000 visitors every year. The timber in the trees is valued at about $40,000 and could build 10 average family homes – not that they are likely to be cut down anytime soon. The Four Aces are in one of many Regional Conservation Reserves in the karri forest and are therefore preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Located 20km to the west of Manjimup is the One Tree Bridge Conservation Park. The bridge is made from a giant karri tree that was felled across the Donnelly River in 1904 in order to access large graphite deposits on the other side of the river. The bridge was in regular use until 1943 and is still standing today. It is also the site of a display detailing the timber history of the area. The park also contains campgrounds, toilets and a picnic area, complete with barbecues.
For those who wish to get a sense of the area’s timber history without leaving town, the Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park is a must-see destination. The park was built in 1983 to provide a regional tourism facility that highlighted the history of Manjimup’s timber industry. Key attractions in the park are WA’s only Timber Museum, the Forest Visitors Centre and the Timber Park Gallery, which contains arts and crafts sourced from the South West. The Manjimup Timber & Heritage Park also has picnic shelters, barbecues and a children’s playground, making it the ideal location for a picnic or day out with the family.

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