Coronavirus (COVID-19) – View the latest City information here





Ellis Brook Valley


Photo of Ellis Brook Valley

Vehicle access to the reserve is not available on days when the Fire Danger Rating is declared at Very High. Entry gates at Rushton Road will remain locked.  On other days gates are open at 8am and closed at 5 pm.

Ellis Brook Valley, located on Rushton Road in the suburb of Martin, is recognised as the richest wildflower location in the Perth Metropolitan Area. It has over 500 species of wildflowers in a beautiful hidden valley only minutes from Gosnells Town Centre. The Ellis Brook Valley brochure provides more detail and mapping of the area.

The City manages the Valley in partnership with the Friends of Ellis Brook Valley (Inc), who have also assisted in the sensitive planning for the Valley's development as a nature-based tourism venue.

There are four walk trails of varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from the 'Easy Walk Trail', which provides wheelchair access to the bushland, to the more difficult 'Sixty Foot Falls Circuit', which takes in sweeping views across Perth from the top of the waterfall. The Ellis Brook Valley Walk Trails brochure provides detailed mapping of the trails.

It is a rich breeding site and home for many native and visiting birds, including cockatoos, parrots, pardalotes, splendid fairy wrens and wedge-tailed eagles. It is also home to kangaroos, possums, bats and other native wildlife.

Springtime, from mid-September to early November, is the best time to visit the Valley, with the wildlife and flowers at their peak.

Composting toilets, barbecue facilities and parking are provided at the site however parking cannot be guaranteed during peak times.

No drinking water is available, the lighting of fires is prohibited and there are no bins, so please take your rubbish home.

Abseiling is not permitted.

Organisations are not permitted to run or hold community events and activities at Ellis Brook Valley.

Please Note: Ellis Brook Valley is a wilderness site and the City of Gosnells’ active maintenance of Ellis Brook Valley is limited.  Therefore the City of Gosnells cannot guarantee the safety of persons entering Ellis Brook Valley and all persons who enter Ellis Brook Valley, including the walking trails, do so at their own risk and must take adequate precautions for their own safety.  The City of Gosnells will not accept any liability for injuries or property damage that occurs at Ellis Brook Valley, however that occurs.



Related links

Ellis Brook Valley Reserve, Martin WA 6110

What's here+