Standing at the foot of the 61-meter-tall Gloucester tree the giant karri tree doesn’t look so, well, tall. Back in the 1930s and '40s, the Gloucester Tree, named after the Duke of Gloucester, was one of several lookout trees to detect forest fires. Today, however, it serves a much more universal purpose as a tourist and adventurer attraction.
Equipped with "stairs", which are more like rungs, that twist all the way up, you too can try your eye at spotting smoke among the treetops. These metal rungs stick into the sides of the trees. There is no net underneath to catch you, and there's only a thin mesh net on the sides to prevent those from falling off sideways. Oh, and it’s a two-way "stai...Read More