The entry gates on Rushton Road will remain locked and vehicle access to the reserve will not be available on days when the Fire Danger Rating is declared at Very High.
On any other day the Rushton Road entry gates will be opened from 6:00am and closed at 7:00pm. Free Entry!
Detailed information and a map of the area with the walking trails can be found below or at the site.
Ellis Brook Valley, located on Rushton Road in the suburb of Martin, is recognised as the richest wild flower location in the Perth Metropolitan Area. It has over 500 species of wild flowers in a beautiful hidden valley only minutes from Gosnells Town Centre and only a 35 minute drive from Perth.
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, just some of the over 116 species of birds at the site. It is also home to our furry residents including kangaroos, echidnas, possums, bats and other native wildlife.
There are four walk trails of varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from the 'Easy Walk Trail', to the more difficult 'Sixty Foot Falls Trail', which takes in sweeping views across Perth from the top of the waterfall and past the Old Barrington Quarry.
Springtime, from mid-September to early November, is the best time to visit the Valley, with the wildlife and flowers at their peak and after good rainfall.
A picnic area with 2 barbecue facilities, picnic shelters, seating, tables and composting toilets are on site near the Honeyeater Hollow Picnic Area.
Parking bays are available at the picnic area and in the heart of the valley near the start of the sixty foot falls trail, however, parking cannot be guaranteed during peak times so make sure you get there early.
Drinking water is not available so be sure to bring a water bottle and there are no bins on site, so please take your rubbish home.
The lighting of fire is prohibited and abseiling is not permitted.
Organisations are not permitted to run or hold community events and activities at Ellis Brook Valley.
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.
Sixty Foot Falls Trail (difficult)
Start/finish: Valley Head car park
Length: 2km loop trail
This walk climbs to the top of the spectacular Sixty Foot Falls, affording magnificent views of the City and the Valley along the way, before descending past the old Barrington Quarry where old workings provide a window into the geology of the area.
Blue Wren Ramble Trail (easy)
Start/finish: Honeyeater Hollow or Valley Head car park
Length: 1.4km single journey or 2.8km return
This walk follows Ellis Brook. It passes through Wandoo Woodland, a prime nesting and feeding area for birds. Dense thickets along the banks of the Brook provide a cool, shaded walk. Return is by retracing the trail.
Eagle View Trail (moderate)
Start/finish: Honeyeater Hollow picnic area (opposite toilet block)
Length: 430m return
This trail ascends a ridge of rich Heathland with views across the Swan Coastal Plain and to neighbouring valleys. The resident mob of kangaroos is a highlight for the lucky visitor.
Easy Walk Trail (easy)
Start/finish: Honeyeater Hollow picnic area car park
Length: 500m loop trail
An easy return loop through Wandoo Woodland. Keep an eye out for echidnas!
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 cannot guarantee the safety of persons entering Ellis Brook Valley and all persons who enter the site, 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.
Ellis Brook Valley Reserve
Martin WA 6110