Walpole is set on the Walpole Inlet, a small estuary connected through a narrow channel with the bigger and deeper Nornalup Inlet. It is the only place in Australia where the Kari and Tingle forest meet the waters edge.
Walpole is surrounded by the 18,000 hectare Walpole-Nornalup National Park, home to the Walley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. The 600m walkway rises 40m above the forest floor for a bird’s eye view. There is also a boardwalk through a grove of veteran Tingle trees called the Ancient Empire; Ben & Harriet walked through the hollowed out trunk of a tree.
Actually a froglet, the Quacking frog is endemic to south-west Western Australia. They are polymorphic, displaying a great variation in colour. This was noticable even amongst the froglets photographed near and around this specimen.