Bucket List Item: Climb the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree in Western Australia

The Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree in Western Australia is located within the Warren National Park. The lookout that sits 75 metres above the ground was first pegged in 1988 as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. It it is the tallest of the three fire lookout trees that are open to the public in the Pemberton area, as well as being the tallest treetop lookout in the world. The wooden cabin offers a 360 degree view of old growth Karri forest, the Yeagarup Dunes and the coast beyond. On a clear day is is possible to see over 40 kilometres away as the birds fly below.

Said to be Australia’s most frightening tourist attraction, visitors can climb the 165 metal spikes (also known as the 165 pegs of hell) that curl their way up to the platform. There are no safety nets or harnesses, however there is a lower viewing platform that sits 25 metres off the ground for the ‘less adventurous’.

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SOURCES:

  • http://www.pembertonvisitor.com.au/pages/pembertons-climbing-trees/
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3342864/Dave-Evans-Bicentennial-Tree-Warren-National-Park-Australia-s-frightening-tourist-attraction.html
  • https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/dave-evans-bi-centennial-tree
  • http://www.about-australia.com/attractions/dave-evans-bicentennial-tree/
  • http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/themes/adventure/74657889/Dave-Evans-Bicentennial-Tree-165-pegs-of-hell

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Bucket List Item: Climb the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree in Western Australia

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