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 on The Ellis Brook Valley brochure in the related links 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', which provides wheel chair access to the bushland, 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 with one being wheel chair accessible, 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.

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 QuarryEllis Brook Bridge

Ellis Brook LookoutEllis Brook BBQ and Gazebo

Related links

Ellis Brook Valley Reserve
Martin WA 6110


  • Barbeque
  • Dogs Permitted – On Leash
  • Footpath Circuit
  • Lake
  • Parking Bays
  • Picnic Table
  • Seating
  • Shelter
  • Toilets