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Hamersley Inlet Trail, Fitzgerald River NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

The Hamersley Inlet Trail is a 3.6 kilometre return walk trail within Fitzgerald River National Park. It follows the bank of the inlet until you reach Hamersley where it intersects with the Hakea Walk Trail.

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The Hamersley Inlet Trail takes walkers along the banks of a winding valley carved through the hard schist and quartzite rock of the coastal headlands and ranges. Fringed by the eucalypt woodlands and paperbark thickets, while nearby peaks of the Whoogarup Range are clearly visible on the horizon.

The Inlet stretches about seven kilometres from the sandbar at its mouth, to a rock bar in the narrow river valley at its northern end. You will start your walk at the Hamersley Inlet picnic area where you could put your feet up and enjoy a leisurely kayak on the water. In addition there are barbeque facilities and picnic benches.

The trail can act alone as a return trip along the inlet to Hamersley Beach or can be used as path to access the longer Hakea Walk Trail that takes you along the coast of the Fitzgerald River National Park. 

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Be trail ready for Hamersley Inlet Trail, Fitzgerald River NP

A significant threat to the Fitzgerald River National Park is the introduction and spread of Dieback.

Visitors are encouraged to be mindful of this, treat and to clean vehicles and footwear before entering the park, thus lowering the risk of carrying the disease from other areas. 

Time / Duration

Up to 2 hours return


3.6 kilometre return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Hamersley Inlet Carpark

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Hazards & Warnings

Roads and tracks may be closed due to wet soil conditions in winter months due to heavy and continuous rain 


  • Car Park
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities

Best time of year

April to October


National Park fees

Trail Access

A 30 minute driver from Hopetoun along Hamersley Drive.

Prohibited Items

No pets allowed 

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