The 23 Biggest Trees in Australia

Australia has more than 300 million acres of forest land, which makes up about 16% of their continent. Most of it is located in the northern and eastern parts of the continent, but there are other smaller patches as well. There are tons of gorgeous and very large trees for people to enjoy. Of course, it isn’t just the forests that contain their “champion” or monumental trees. Australia has a lot of open land, and these trees can be found almost anywhere there.

Some of the biggest trees in Australia are located on private land, but the vast majority of them are found in public land that includes forests and even busy commercial areas. We’ve attempted to pinpoint the exact location of the trees listed below, along with some interesting facts about them. Nevertheless, some of them have descriptions that detail their general vicinity and location. Australia has a lot of assets for both tourists and locals alike to enjoy, and champion trees are included in that category.

Below are 23 of the biggest trees in Australia, and they can be found all over the continent. If you’re interested in seeing photographs of these trees, or you’d simply like to have additional information on them, you can start by looking online. From Western Australia to Queensland and every place in between, some of the world’s most gorgeous and largest trees can be found here.

The trees listed below are a great place to get started if you’re visiting Australia and you love trees. Please note that we couldn’t find usable photos of the exact tree in most cases, so we have used a photo of a tree of the species instead.

23. Prison Tree, Boab (adansonia gregorii), 31 feet

Prison Tree
Marie-Luise Klaus Prison Tree

The Prison Tree is located in Western Australia, roughly seven kilometers (roughly four miles) south of the town of Derby. It looks similar to a large onion with a bulb-shaped bottom and branches that look like they went astray. The girth of the tree is 47 feet, and it has a wooden fence around it to protect it. Still, you’ll be able to get close enough to this tree to appreciate everything it has to offer.

22. Hollow Trunk, Red Tingle (eucalyptus jacksonii), 98 feet

Red tingle tree Eucalyptus Jacksonii
Amanda Slater Red tingle tree (Eucalyptus Jacksonii)

Looking just like it split once it got to its base, this red tingle tree is located in Walpole Nornalup National Park in Walpole. It has a girth of around 82 feet and seems to be healthy even though it is hollow at the bottom. It was planted around 1720, give or take 50 years, which makes it a little more than 300 years old, give or take 50 years.

21. Gnarly Tree, River Red Gum (eucalyptus camaldulensis), 104 feet

River Red Gum
denisbin River Red Gum

The tree known simply as the gnarly tree is located in mainland Australia in the Sand Bar Track, Buxton Bend in Colignan. It has a girth of around 50 feet and was planted around the year 1500 (give or take 300 years). This means that it is somewhere between 222 and 822 years old as of 2022. It is an unusual-looking tree that has seen visitors from all over the world since it became fully grown.

20. Hadfield, Jarrah (eucalyptus marginata), 111 feet

Jarrah tree
User:JarrahTree Jarrah tree

The Hadfield tree is located in the town of Brunswick Junction in Western Australia. More specifically, it is found when you take Sandalwood Road south to Big Tree Road. It is on public land and is thought to be around 250 years old. The tree has a crown size of 82 feet and has a solid lean to it. But not to worry because it is currently a solid and healthy tree.

19. Yellow Carabeen in Dunoon, New South Wales, Yellow Carabeen (sloanea woollsii), 124 feet

Sloanea woollsii Yellow Carabeen
Cgoodwin Sloanea woollsii (Yellow Carabeen)

With a crown size of around 65 feet, this yellow carabeen is located in the Night Cap National Park at the Big Scrub Loop. Even the base of the tree is impressive in size, but once you look up it becomes even more unique and interesting.

18. White The Temple Fig, White Fig (ficus virens), 131 feet

Ficus virens White fig
Forest and Kim Starr Ficus virens (White fig)

Found near Murwillumbah in mainland Australia, this 131-foot tree is rather difficult to measure simply because it is growing on a slope with buttresses. Nevertheless, we know it’s a very tall tree with a girth of roughly 82 feet and that it was planted around 1721, give or take 100 years. This makes it more than 300 years old, give or take 100 years.

17. Fig – Moreton Bay in Bellingen, Mainland Australia, Moreton Bay Fig (ficus macrophylla), 164 feet

Moreton Bay Fig
Richard Reeve Moreton Bay Fig

Located just west of Bellingen, this fig tree sits 164 feet high and has a DBH of roughly 82 feet. It is an interesting-looking tree because the base of it seems to have “limbs” that shoot out in all directions, giving it a rather mysterious look. Nevertheless, this is a very attractive tree that a lot of people have had their pictures taken with.

16. Old Bottlebutt, Red Bloodwood (corymbia gummifera), 171 feet

Corymbia gummifera
Harry Rose Corymbia gummifera

One look at this tree and you’ll understand how it got its name. The very bottom of the tree is bigger than the rest and is shaped like a bulb, so it is quite interesting to look at. It is found in the town of Wauchope off Bogo Road near the Burrawan picnic area in the Burrawan State Forest. It has a crown that is roughly 72 feet large.

15. Whitelaw Tree, Shining Gum (eucalyptus nitens), 187 feet

Shining gum
Mary and Andrew Shining gum

This tree is located in the town of Erica near Mt. Whitelaw in the vicinity of Thompson Valley Road. It has a crown size of around 65 feet and if you want your picture taken with it, you can stand inside the base of the tree to make the photo even more interesting. 

14. River Red Gum in Bingeebeebra Creek, NSW, 187 feet

River Red Gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis.
denisbin River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)

The river red gum in Bingeebeebra Creek was planted around the year 1820, give or take 80 years, which makes it a little more than 200 years old (give or take 80 years). The girth size is around 33 feet and it splits part of the way up. You can also go inside of the tree because it is split at the bottom as well. It is a rather slender tree and very attractive.

13. Kermandie Queen, Mountain Ash (eucalyptus regnans), 196 feet

Eucalyptus regnans
Melissaaubrey1981 Eucalyptus regnans

Located west of Geeveston in Tasmania, the 196-foot tree has a girth of a whopping 71 feet and is therefore a huge tree. It was planted around 1521, which makes it a little over 500 years old (give or take 100 years). These are very straight and good-looking trees that seem to shoot to the skies, and the base of the trees is sometimes a little decorative-looking and a little on the “fancy” side.

12. Benaroon, Blackbutt (eucalyptus pilularis), 196 feet

Eucalyptus pilularis
Poyt448 Peter Woodard Eucalyptus pilularis

This gorgeous tree has a crown that is a full 170 feet in size, so it is quite a tree! It is located in the town of Johns River in NSWC at Middle Brother National Park. If you find the “bird tree,” it’s about 150 feet behind it. It is a National Champion tree that is thought to be about 400 years old, and you’ll notice it because it has a fence and a trail leading up to it.

11. Darejo, Errinundra Shining Gum (eucalyptus denticulata), 203 feet

Located in the town of Goongerah and in a public area, you can find this tree in E. Gippsland, Errinundra, in Result Creek. It has a crown size of 82 feet and you can easily climb on its “legs,” because that’s what they look like. If you’re ever in the state of Victoria, you owe it to yourself to give this beautiful tree a visit.

10. Mt. Cripps, Messmate Stringybark (eucalyptus obliqua), 213 feet

Eucalyptus obliqua Messmate stringybark
Forest and Kim Starr Eucalyptus obliqua (Messmate stringybark)

This tree is located in the Cradle Mountain Visitors Center in Reynolds Falls Reserve in Tasmania. It is thought to be around 450 years old and has a crown that is a whopping 112 feet. It has a DBH of around 67 feet and it has had a lot of pictures taken that make people standing next to its base look incredibly small.

9. Sydney Blue Gum in Barrington Tops National Park, Sydney Blue Gum (eucalyptus saligna), 213 feet

Sydney Blue Gum Eucalyptus Saligna
Geekstreet Sydney Blue Gum (Eucalyptus Saligna)

This beautiful blue gum tree is sitting next to the Barrington Tops National Park area in mainland Australia in New South Wales. It is thought to be roughly 300+ years old, give or take 50 years, because it was planted around 1715 (give or take 50 years). The girth of this tree is around 20 feet, making it a rather slender tree that never ceases to impress people.

8. Hawke Tree, Karri (eucalyptus diversicolor), 217 feet

Hawke Tree
Thyacine Hawke Tree

This tree is located off Larkin Road on the Hawke Block in the town of Pemberton. The area around it is overgrown and there are many limbs missing, but it is still standing and very impressive. The tree is also one of the gnarliest karri trees in existence, and rough bark has covered the usually smooth bark. Nevertheless, it is in a public area and should be easy to find.

7. Big Spotty, Spotted Gum (corymbia maculata), 229 feet

Corymbia maculata
Harry Rose Corymbia maculata

The Big Spotty is located in the town of Termeil at the North Brooman State Forest, just west of Four Mile Road. It has a crown size of around 80 feet and is thought to be about 250 years old. It is also slightly indented on its side and people love to fit into that indentation to have their picture taken.

6. Poole, Marri (corymbia calophylla), 232 feet

Marri Corymbia calophylla
Jean and Fred Hort Marri (Corymbia calophylla)

This tree is located in Western Australia in Northcliffe and has a crown size of 82 feet. It is roughly 250 years old and is found on public property, making it easy to find and to view. The main trunk of the tree splits at around 128 feet up, but by all accounts it is still a healthy tree that continues to grow every year.

5. Riverside, Karri (eucalyptus diversicolor), 253 feet

If you want to feel tiny, stand by this tree, which is not only very tall but has a crown that is 98 feet in size. It is found in Western Australia, and the Forestry Department thinks it is the best-looking karri tree in that area of the continent. It is located in the town of Northcliffe on Riverside Road and is a delight to visit and view.

4. Two Towers, Mountain Ash (eucalyptus regnans), 253 feet

mountain ash
Greg Goebel mountain ash

This tree is located in the Styx in Styx Valley in Tasmania. It has a girth of roughly 74 feet and is found in the forest. The tree is thought to be roughly 300 years old and is quite a stately looking tree. The bottom part of the tree looks almost like it’s two separate trees that they welded into one once it got a little higher up.

3. Sir Vim, Manna Gum (eucalyptus viminalis), 292 feet

Manna Gum Eucalyptus viminalis
Rexness Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis)

This manna gum tree is found in Mathinna in Tasmania and has a girth of around 49 feet. It is thought to be more than 500 years old and has a wooden trail that leads directly to the tree and surrounds it, so you can stand by any side of the tree and have your picture taken.

2. Neeminah Loggorale Meena, Tasmanian Blue Gum (eucalyptus globulus), 298 feet

Eucalyptus globulus
Forest and Kim Starr Eucalyptus globulus

This is the tallest Tasmanian blue gum tree in the world at nearly 300 feet. It is located close to McDougalls Road in Lonnavale, where it is growing at the edge of an old-growth forest that borders a clearcut. It is a stunning tree that people from all over the world have come to visit.

1. Centurion, Mountain Ash (eucalyptus regnans), 327 feet

Eucalyptus 99 Centurion

The Centurion is now the tallest tree in Australia at 327 feet and a girth of around 59 feet. It is located in Tasmania in the town of Tahune Airwalk on Edwards Road, and it is thought to be 500 years old. It is also now the second-tallest species of trees in the world because it is slightly taller than the Douglas Fir. The Centurion is found in a public area and is easy to get to.