Big tree country

Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
Trip End Mar 16, 2009

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Four days in Margaret River was not enough but we decided to stick to our original itinerary and move further south to see a bit more of the area. On route to Pemberton we stopped off in a little town called Augusta with is famous for its lighthouse. We took the scenic drive though Augusta which winds along the coast. The beaches in the area are simply beautiful.
From Augusta to Pemberton the trees get bigger and bigger till you get to a point where they are so tall you can't see the tops of the trees any more. The Pemberton area is famous for it's massive Karri trees which are a type of Eucalyptus tree which can grow up to 90m high. Inge-Marie and I took a late afternoon 7km walk through the forest past some of the biggest trees I have ever seen. One of the must do's in the area is to climb the 61m tall Gloucester tree which was previously used as a forest fire lookout station. It's a pretty scary climb but well worth it when you see the view from the top.
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