About this park
Stokes Inlet is the largest estuary around Esperance and is surrounded by bush and shady paperbark trees.
If you’re visiting for the day explore the historical Moir Homestead Ruins, take a walk on the trails and spot the birdlife on the water.
Set up camp and catch a fish for dinner! You could be dining on black bream, Australian salmon, King George whiting or mullet. Just remember, fishing regulations apply.
Benwenerup campground is suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles and Skippy Rock and Fanny Cove are only suitable for four-wheel drive. You can launch small boats from the campground so bring your canoe or kayak and paddle on the estuary.
Click here to view Benwenerup Campground and the Heritage Trail to Stokes Inlet Picnic Area in Google Street View.
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking, swimming, surfing, fishing, paddling, kayaking snorkelling and diving. Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Tiger snakes are often found in areas fringing the estuary.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Stokes National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Wudjari people as the traditional owners of Stokes National Park.