Gloucester National Park
|Gloucester National Park|
|Nearest town or city||Pemberton|
|Area||8.78 km2 (3.4 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department of Environment and Conservation|
|Website||Gloucester National Park|
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This park contains the Gloucester Tree, a renowned karri tree. Visitors can climb up to a viewing platform 61 metres (200 ft) above the ground, using the climbing pegs inserted into the tree. The tree and the park are named after the then Governor General the Duke of Gloucester who visited the area in 1946.
The tree served as a fire lookout and had the platform, cabin and climbing pegs installed in 1947, it was one of eight lookout trees constructed in the area between 1937 and 1952.
- "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010: 48. ISSN 1835-114X. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011.
- "Please take me to - Gloucester National Park". 2009. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- "Visit WA- Gloucester Tree and National Park". 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- "Australian National Parks - Gloucester". 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
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