The view from the ground up. Between 1937 - 1952, 8 lookout trees formed a network of fire watch points through the Southern Forest.
The tree towers were built to provide a way for foresters to keep a lookout for fires in the forest.
The Bicentennial tree is not one of the original tree towers but was built especially for the tourists in 1988 as part of the celebrations to commemorate 200 years of European settlement in Australia. The tree was chosen for its great height at and commanding views of the countryside around (now grown over a lot).
The tower at the top is 75 metres from the ground. The first rest platform is 25 metres up. There are 130 climbing rungs.