Gwambygine Park is located on one of the few remaining permanent pools of the Avon River, just 10km south of York along the road to Beverley.
Permanent pools are vital for the survival of local wildlife during Western Australia’s long, dry summers. It is one of the few reserves along the Avon River offering a riverine floodplain and native bushland with modern public facilities. Gwambygine Park is an ideal picnic spot with free gas barbecues, a children’s playground and other facilities.
On the walk trails, you can expect to see diverse flora and fauna, for example:
Swamp paperbark, wattle, flooded gum, swamp sheoak, salmon gum, braided samphire and pink everlastings.
Great egret, grey teal, pacific black duck, sacred kingfisher, white faced heron, long necked tortoise, little pied cormorant, kangaroos and kookaburras.
A boardwalk and viewing tower will take you right to the riverpool and close to nature without disturbing the environment.
Learn about the history of the Avon River, its plants and animals on the information boards around the Park. Large shelters provide a perfect picnic venue, rain or shine.
The Park is open to the public all year round.
Gas barbecues and entry are free courtesy of the Shire of York.