Ambergate Nature Reserve & Walk Trail

Star 4.7 (28 Google reviews)
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Ambergate Nature Reserve & Walk Trail

Located just 9km from the centre of Busselton, near the corner of Doyle Rd and Queen Elizabeth Ave. The trailhead and parking area is located on the left side of the road if travelling south along Queen Elizabeth Ave from Busselton. The trail is a 4km loop walk.
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Ambergate Reserve is a 75-hectare regional park which protects the remnants of scrubland and woodlands once common along the coastal plains of Busselton. The reserve is ablaze with wildflowers in spring - but at any time of the year the 4km loop walk trail offers the visitor a chance to observe an amazing variety of plants and wildlife.
Over 360 plant species have been recorded at Ambergate Reserve. From tall trees and shrubs such as marri, jarrah, peppermints, banksia and snottygobble, to creepers and ground covers - and 26 species of orchid! 

Many animal species inhabit the reserve, and while some are active during the day, many others are only seen at night, while ‘spotlighting’. Mammal inhabitants include kangaroos, quendas, brush-tailed possums, ringtail possums, bats, wallabies and echidnas. There are also species of frog, and many reptiles like legless lizards, snakes, geckos and skinks. 

The enormous variety of birds found here includes tree martins, rainbow bee-eaters, wood swallows, parrots, lorikeets, cockatoos, honeyeaters, wood ducks, heron, black swans, ibis, boobooks, kites, falcons and tawny frogmouths. The birdlife varies greatly by season, with the reserve being used by many migratory species. 

When visiting the reserve it is important to follow the path and adhere to all signage. To prevent the spread of the dieback fungus that threatens native plant species in the South West, visitors are asked to use the footwear cleaning stations at the entrance to the trail and at the junctions.  

Location

Ambergate Nature Reserve & Walk Trail

988 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Chapman Hill WA 6280

Reviews

Star 4.7 (28 Google reviews)
Advocate Ram 21 November 2021

Boot cleaning station had peices missing. Lovely, not tranquil as the main road is close, many spider webs if ur over 5ft. Overall, revitalised after the 30min 1/4 we did with 4kids in tow ☺

Mark Riddick 15 November 2021

A great bush walk, just don't don't freak out at the things you hear but don't see..

Helen Tickle 20 September 2021

Very relaxing walking through with so many flowers in bloom.

m estelle 09 November 2021

Loved our walk here ..we just did the first quarter then turned around ..it took about an hour

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