Tree Top Walk celebrates milestone

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The magnificent Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Walpole-Nornalup National Park has reached a significant milestone, welcoming its three-millionth visitor last week.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said it highlighted the success of the nature-based tourist and cultural attraction.

"This is a great result for the site, which has been open since August 1996 and is managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. It's wonderful to see so many people enjoying one of the State's star attractions," Mr Jacob said.

"It features a remarkable 600m walkway that is positioned 40m above the ground amid the spectacular heights of the ancient tingle forest canopy. It was built to allow people to enjoy the forest without causing an adverse impact on the trees.

"The Tree Top Walk also supports valuable employment opportunities for local people and the income generated is re-invested into the area."

The Minister praised the team of passionate and dedicated guides and support staff who do their best to make every visitor's experience memorable.

"You can have the infrastructure, but it is the personal interaction with visitors that is vital to ensure people have a world-class experience and feel connected with the region," he said.

"We are very fortunate to have such stunning scenery in the South West and I would encourage everyone to enjoy and explore the natural wonders the State has to offer."

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