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Nornalup, WA

Fifteen minutes’ drive east of Walpole, Nornalup is a small village on the banks of the Frankland River, in the heart of the giant karri forests of the beautiful Walpole Nornalup National Park.


Nornalup offers the ultimate natural holiday experience including the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Frankland River, Bellanger Beach and whale watching off Conspicuous Cliff. Spend time wandering through karri and tingle forests, canoeing on the Frankland River or beachcombing on Conspicuous Beach. The Valley of the Giants is the best place to see huge tingle trees. The tingle forest can be explored at different levels by using the exhilarating Tree Top Walk, a 600 metre long ramp which allows visitors to get a bird’s eye view, high up in the canopy of the giant trees.

Within the Frankland River and Nornalup Inlet there is excellent boating, fishing and swimming. Alternatively you can canoe along the river that flows through the forest. During summer the drive down Nornalup Beach Road to Conspicuous Bay and along the coastal plain passes the only known native stand of red flowering gum trees in Western Australia.

Nornalup was first settled by Europeans in 1911 when Frenchman Pierre Bellanger and his wife and children took up land in the area. The forest area and stunning Frankland River were preserved as national parks by the foresight of Western Australia’s early premier, Sir James Mitchell.

Tea rooms and restaurants are available at the Nornalup town site. Alternative eating establishments also available in Walpole, where Live music is offered periodically at the hotel.

Nornalup offers chalets, bed and breakfast accommodation and a caravan park.

Nearest Airport: Albany

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Eco Tourism
  • Honeymoon
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Sightseeing
  • National Park
  • Fishing
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach

About Nornalup

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Nornalup Postcode: 6333
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Margaret River & the South West
  • Latitude: -34.99671
  • Longitude: 116.87977
  • Elevation: 73m
  • Population: 66
  • Median Income: $23400
  • Area (Sq/km): 47.083
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

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