About this park
Toolibin Nature Reserve is an “A” class nature reserve that is home to Ramsar listed Toolibin Lake. It's located in the headwaters of the Northern Arthur River Catchment and flows in south-westerly direction to form the Blackwood River.
Toolibin Lake doesn't fill every year, but when it does it becomes an oasis for waterbirds. The conditions provide an excellent habitat for breeding and feeding.
When the lake isn't full, you can scan your binoculars for terrestrial birds and kangaroos. They can be seen in the vegetation of wetland thickets, heath, eucalypt woodland and open acacia woodland. This reserve system of around 3000 hectares is an opportunity to explore the native vegetation that has largely been cleared from the Wheatbelt region.
Toolibin Lake supports a threatened ecological community - 'Perched wetlands of the Wheatbelt region with extensive stands of living swamp sheoak and paperbark across the lake floor', it is the largest wetland remaining in the region with this type of vegetation association.
Birdwatchers and bushwalkers will love this rare glimpse of Wheatbelt splendour.
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking, paddling and kayaking. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
The walk trail is closed when the lake is full.
Visitors should contact Parks and Wildlife Narrogin office before arrival.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Toolibin Nature Reserve.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Toolibin Nature Reserve.