Wander through the Golden Valley Tree Park; Western Australia’s largest arboretum, with 60 ha of exotic and native trees. It’s a superb collection, recently named one of the top 5 locations in Australia to see autumn colours.
There are numerous walk tracks to wander. Many of the trees are labelled in the field and maps and lists are provided at the information shelters. Other attractions include a tree information gazebo, lookout and the historic Golden Valley Homestead.
In October, take in the fairytale-like botanical scenery while sipping glasses of local wine and listening to tunes at the annual Golden Valley Tree Park Spring Picnic.
The Park lies just south of Balingup and is clearly marked from South Western Highway. Entry is free but a donation will help the work of its volunteers.
The Park is open seven days a week. Camping is not permitted. Dogs are permitted but must be exercised responsibly, with consideration for other visitors and livestock in the Tree Park
Toilets, wood barbeques, picnic tables and gazebo shelter provided.
Tip: On the way, take a quick detour to Balingup’s beautiful Avenue of Honour, with its majestic oaks that honour the 154 local men and women of the region who enlisted for service during the First World War.