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The Golden Valley Tree Park is just three kilometres out of Balingup in Western Australia. By taking a stroll along Pear Walk in the World Collection area you are stepping into rural England. The old farming property has over 250 species of Northern Hemisphere trees. There are even a few sheep for added authenticity.
Pear Walk climbs gently up hill and down dale over rolling pastures. Most people who do a bit of walking would have no problems doing this trail that leads up to Pear Lookout. Pause for a while and enjoy expansive views over the park and beyond. The stroll takes around 30 minutes and along the way you can admire oaks and numerous other Northern Hemisphere trees, part of Western Australia’s largest arboretum. Many trees are labeled to make identification easy. The park is worth visiting all year round to really appreciate the seasonal variations. In autumn, groves of deciduous foliage turn vibrant orange, yellow and red. Winter is damp and cool and trees bare limbs are etched against grey or vibrantly blue skies. Spring heralds budding flowers, green countryside along with Birds and insects. Summer is hot and leafy trees provide shade for walkers.
About the region
Balingup is a town in the South West of Western Australia, 241 kilometres south of the state capital, Perth, and 31 kilometres southeast of the town of Donnybrook. The town takes its name from Balingup Pool, located on the Balingup Brook which flows through the town.
Start Point: Old Padbury Road, 3kms south of Balingup which is 230km (2.5 hours) south of Perth
End Point: Old Padbury Road, 3kms south of Balingup which is 230km (2.5 hours) south of Perth
Region: Balingup, South West
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.