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Hammersley Inlet Camping Area, Fitzgerald River National Park

Header5This campsite is within the Fitzgerald River National Park, however is operated by the Shire of Ravensthorpe and monitored by a ranger. The campground is located at the edge of Hammersley Inlet, and is perfect for boaters, 4WD enthusiasts and walkers. A boat ramp is situated a couple of hundred meters from the campground, at the day use area; four wheel drivers can reach Hammersley Beach via the nearby track leading through the dunes; walkers are well situated to access the Hakea trail or shorter day walks throughout the park. A track leads from the day use area (a couple of hundred metres from the campsite) through to Hammersley Beach and the end of the inlet. This is 3.2kms return and takes about 20 – 30 minutes walking one way. At the top of the set of stairs at the beginning of this track, a seat is provided which overlooks the Whoogarup Ranges. This is an amazing spot where you can view the setting sun over the inlet with the mountains in the background. Kayaks are also a great way to explore the inlet.

The campground has recently been renovated, and for some may lack the feeling of “authentic bush-camping”. The sites have been levelled and gravelled, and the access roads are all bitumen. However despite this, it seemed to us that it would be a low maintenance campground for rangers, is immaculately clean and tidy, and privacy between sites will only increase as trees and shrubbery grow. Each site was separate to others and included a gravel “verandah” type area, looking into the surrounding trees.

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