Golden Valley Tree Park - a celebration of trees
Golden Valley Tree Park is a sixty hectare landscaped park set in the picturesque hills of Balingup. The heritage listed site has a collection of trees that was begun over one hundred years ago, and is now the largest arboretum in WA.
The Park is a great place for short walks amongst some of the loveliest rural countryside in the heart of the South West.
The beautiful World Collection features many deciduous autumn colour favourites alongside rare and unusual specimens. Golden Valley’s Australian Collection showcases the wide diversity of Australian native tree associations from tall eucalypts through mallee woodlands to dry season deciduous species and a range of rare West Australian species. Many trees are labelled.
The fully restored Golden Valley Homestead (circa 1890) is located at the Park entrance and the Bibbulman Track runs through the Park as it heads south from Balingup.
Visiting the Park
- Golden Valley Tree 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 our 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
- Walk tracks are clearly labelled
- Many of the trees are labelled in the field. Maps and lists are provided at the information shelters
- Access by an easy 2km walk along the Bibbulmun Track southwards from town
Walktracks lead from the car parks to points of interest or you may make your own discoveries.
Visit the Walk Tracks & Maps to download your own pdf of the park map and/or the walks
The first group of South Regional TAFE Horticulture and
Conservation students descended into GVTP Balingup.
The partnership with South Regional TAFE and Parks and Wildlife
Services DBCA also brings a new education and training capability to
the first group of South Regional TAFE Horticulture and Conservation students.
For a recent review of the experience see: a Learning Precinct