About this park
Discover an area rich in limestone and caves although, the only cave open to visitors is the Stockyard Tunnel.
In Spring, the park is rich in wildflowers and colour including the rare Queen of Sheba orchid (Thelymitra variegate) and other Banksia species.
Many years ago, during the second half of the nineteenth century, drovers travelling to the markets in Guildford would set up camp here. The deep gully formed a cool natural stockyard, a perfect place to rest the animals.
You too can cool off and explore the Stockyard Tunnel. It's 250m long and is an easy, subterranean experience in a limestone cave which is part of a 1.5km loop walk trail. The middle of the tunnel is pitch black so make sure you bring a torch!
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking and four-wheel driving. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
- Insect repellent is advised for biting insects such as ticks and mosquitoes.
- Wild bee hives are located at the tunnel entrances and care is required not to disturb them.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Stockyard Gully Reserve.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Stockyard Gully Reserve.