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Blue Wren Ramble Trail, Ellis Brook Valley, Gosnells Blue Wren Ramble Trail, Ellis Brook Valley, Gosnells

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1.4 km
    • Bush Walk Class 2

      Easy trail with modified or hardened surface, and gentle hills or occasional steps. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required. May be suitable for assisted wheelchair users (if ramps are provided at steps).

The Blue Wren Ramble is a fairly easy 1.4 kilometre one way walk that 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. This trail is rich in wildflowers during spring.

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

The trail can be accessed from either the first carpark, near Honeyeater Hollow, or the carpark at Valley Head, at the end of Rushton Road.

There are four walk trails of varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from the wheelchair accessible Easy Walk Trail, 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.

Following the course of Ellis Brook, the Blue Wren Trail provides a mix of dense shrubbery and open Wandoo forest. On two occasions you cross Ellis Brook via a bridge and the steep walls of the valley provide plenty of features to keep you interested. From the car park it is pretty much all uphill (63m vertical ascent) but is gradual enough that anyone should be able to tackle it. The end point for the trail is the car park at the end of Rushton Rd that serves as the starting point for the Sixty Foot Falls Trail. 

Ellis Brook Valley is a rich breeding site and home for many native and visiting birds, including cockatoos, parrots, pardalotes, splendid 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 facilites and parking are provided at the site. Please note that there is no water available in the Valley.

Ellis Brook Reserve is just off Tonkin Hwy (use Gosnells Rd East exit) and from Gosnells Rd East just follow the signs to Rushton Rd and the entry gates.

Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre

(08) 9394 5410

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Time / Duration

One hour return


1.4 kilometres one way

What To Pack

Group A - Urban Trails (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Ellis Brook Valley in Banyowla Regional Park, End of Rushton Road, Martin (40kms and 50 minutes east of Perth)

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Bush Walk

Class 2

Easy trail with modified or hardened surface, and gentle hills or occasional steps. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required. May be suitable for assisted wheelchair users (if ramps are provided at steps).

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Hazards & Warnings

Park is closed overnight. Contact the City of Gosnells to check for current opening hours.

Park may be closed on days deemed high or extreme fire danger.
Snakes can be active in this area during the warmer months (August through to April).


Dogs permitted on leash only.
Gates closed overnight.
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 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.

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Interpretive Centre
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Coach Parking
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

June to November

Trail Access

Road access by 2WD. Rushton Road, Martin. Approx 28 kilometres south east of Perth.

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3 trail goers have rated Blue Wren Ramble Trail, Ellis Brook Valley, Gosnells as 4 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Bruce Weiland

Reviewed 12 Dec 2022, 6:56pm

I live nearby and regularly walk both the Blue Wren Ramble and Sixty Foot Falls walk. This week I saw the first brilliant blue wren (splendid fairy wren) along the Ramble trail. Amazingly it actually hopped around my feet. Good walk with nice wildflowers when in season. The arches of bushes are fun to walk thru, even for a 6 footer who has to stoop down. Don't leave valuables in car in car parks due to occasional break-ins.
Lauren Curtis

Reviewed 23 Apr 2018, 4:40pm

Nice easy walk, beautiful scenery
Macie R

Reviewed 13 Aug 2016, 5:25pm

I would guess that this will be a 5-star trail when wildflowers are in bloom. Nice and easy, following the water makes for a lovely setting. Many shaded parts on the trail.

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