About this place
There are no formal paths around the St Mary Inlet, but when the water level is low you can explore its southern shore on foot. Fringing shrublands and thickets are often filled with songbirds, but you may also encounter a variety of waterbirds, parrots and birds of prey in the area and its surroundings.
St Mary Campground is located near the mouth of the inlet and camping fees apply. There is a track from the campground that provides direct access to the beach where southern right whales can be seen sheltering in the bay with their young calves during winter.
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.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of St Mary Inlet.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Fitzgerald River National Park.