About this place
Hamersley Inlet lies in a deep winding valley carved through the hard schist and quartzite rock of the coastal headlands and ranges. As a consequence it is deeper (around two metres) and holds water a lot longer, creating a favourable environment for wildlife.
The eucalypt woodlands and paperbark thickets fringing the inlet are filled with songbirds. Overlooking the inlet to the nearby peaks of the Whoogarup Range, an extraordinary but common sight is the large gatherings of black swans and other waterbirds.
The inlet can be accessed from the Hamersley Inlet picnic area and campground, located at the end of Hamersley Drive on the eastern shores of the inlet. Here you will find ample parking, undercover barbecue and picnic benches.
The Hamersley Inlet stretches about seven kilometres from the sandbar at its mouth, to a rock bar in the narrow river valley at its northern end. Explore the edge of the inlet on a walk from the Hamersley Inlet picnic area to Hamersley Beach (2.2km return) or put your feet up and enjoy a leisurely kayak on the water. Throw in a line and you may catch a black bream. You might even catch a glimpse at a spotted minnow or Swan River goby in the shallows. Camping at Hamersley Inlet is managed by the Shire of Ravensthorpe .
Please clean footwear and equipment at the start and finish of any walks you do in natural areas to prevent the spread of Phytopthora dieback.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Coast and cliff risks are significant in this park.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Hamersley Inlet.
We recognise and acknowledge Goreng, Minang and Wudjari people as the traditional owners of Fitzgerald River National Park.