Saturday 19 August 2017

Take a look at Australia's scariest tourist attraction - dubbed '165 pegs of hell'

Western Australia

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Photo: Instagram/ @mayuucooo
Photo: Instagram/ @mayuucooo

Geraldine Gittens

Fancy a new travel challenge? Take a look at what has been deemed by many to be Australia's scariest tourist attraction.

The Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree in Western Australia stands at a staggering 75 metres tall, and to get to the top you have to climb 165 metal pegs.

Described by some as '165 pegs of hell', the tree sits inside the Warren National Park near Pemberton. 

Originally a fire lookout tree, it was pegged for climbing to celebrate Western Australia's 1988 bicentennial. 

Along with the Diamond andGloucester Tree, it is one of three lookouts which climbers can tackle in the Warren National Park of southwestern Australia.

The two tonne platform at the top allows tourists to enjoy 360-degree views of the old Karri tree forest.

Photo: Instagram/ @mayuucooo
Photo: Instagram/ @mayuucooo

A trip up the Dave Evans is not for the faint-hearted. While no one has died climbing the trees, two people have suffered heart attacks after climbing the trees.

The tree is though to be over 250 years old, and is the tallest among the three other fire lookout trees - the Gloucester Tree has 153 pegs, while the Diamond Tree has 130 Pegs.

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