Ancient Empire Walk Trail

10 min to 20 min

760 m

↑ 17 m
↓ -17 m

Easy track
Starting from the Treetop Walk Car Park, Tingledale, this circuit walk takes you to The Ancient Empire Trail. The area is home to unique flora and giant tingle trees such as The 450-year-old Grandma Tingle. You can also walk through the hollows of other trees and even take photos inside them. Families of Fairywrens will accompany you through the walk, and the informative signs along the trail are a bonus. There are useful facilities and a lot of shade, and it is open all year round except for Christmas and during extreme weather conditions like lightning and storms. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.9783417,116.8937398)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Coast Highway, 1, Tingledale.
  • Turn on to Anderson Road then drive for 680 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Valley of the Giants Road and drive for another 3.3 km
  • Continue onto Big Tree Road and drive for another 950 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Treetop Walk Carpark (about 145 m back from the start).
Treetop Walk Carpark (about 55 m back from the start).
Find the Welcome to the valley of the giants: Tree Top Walk at the start.
After another 85 m pass a seat (120 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 20 m pass the toilet (5 m on your left).
After another 10 m turn left.
After another 100 m veer right.
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 140 m pass the "Treetop Walk Carpark" (155 m on your left).
Then head up the steps (about 4 m long)
After another 20 m head up the steps (about 8 m long)
Continue straight.
After another 65 m pass a seat (on your right).
Then head up the steps (about 10 m long)
After another 45 m pass a seat (10 m on your left).
After another 30 m head down the steps (about 10 m long)
After another 20 m veer right.
After another 160 m pass the "Treetop Walk Carpark" (160 m on your left).
Then pass a seat (on your left).
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 100 m turn right.
After another 30 m turn right.
After another 85 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Ancient Empire Walk Trail

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 760 m
Time 10 min to 20 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 105 m from the start.

Seat: There are 4 on route, on average they are 150 m apart with the largest gap of 230 m.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
105 m[toilet]
115 m[seat]
325 m[seat]
360 m[seat]
530 m[seat]
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