Pemberton’s beloved Bicentennial Tree has reopened, with more upgrades to come

Bicentennial Tree, Pemberton
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The first step in upgrading the Bicentennial Tree in the Pemberton region has been completed and it is now reopened for climbing.

Visitors will once again be permitted climb to the 20-metre platform of the Bicentennial Tree and gasp at the view from one of the state’s most beloved trees.

This is the first step in a program of upgrades for this tree and the Gloucester Tree, which is yet to reopen.

Acting Environment Minister Dr Tony Buti said the reopening and continuing works is part of the government’s Outdoor Adventure Tourism package.

“The Bicentennial Tree is a major unique tourism asset and it’s paramount that we continue to invest in our world-class natural attractions,” he said.

“The community and industry have been very patient while arborists and engineers have been working behind the scenes and we appreciate the understanding and support during this upgrade process.”

In 2023, both trees were closed to give workers the chance to assess the structure and upgrade the viewing platforms.

The program has seen $3 million invested into both climbing trees and soon there will be new platforms for locals and tourists to explore.

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Going forward, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions will implement a new upper tree canopy experience at Bicentennial Tree and a mid-tree platform at Gloucester Tree in the next 12 months.

People are encouraged to check out the reopened Bicentennial Tree and experience the tree canopy ropes and zip-line course offered there by Aerial Adventure Pemberton.

Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie added: “This is the first step towards reopening both the Gloucester and Bicentennial climbing trees, which will benefit our local businesses and community.”

Read our guide on Gloucester Tree and Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree.

Image Credit: Tourism WA