Stokes Heritage Trail
A 2.8 km (one way), wheelchair accessible (if assisted) walk track links Benwenerup Campground to Stokes Inlet Day Use Area. It is an easy 1.4 km walk through mallee heath to a small car park. The trail then climbs from the car park to follow a limestone ridge for a further 1.4 km to steps that lead down to the day use area. Two lookouts en route provide sweeping views over the estuary.
Yate, swamp yate, and paperbarks form dense, low forests near the inlet. In autumn, look for the magnificent yellow flowers of the bell-fruited mallee, which only grows about a metre high. Keep an eye open for tiger snakes when walking.
Benwenerup Campground to Estuary Mouth
Easy 3.5 km walk accessible only when estuary levels are low. The path skirts the edge of the inlet, with views of fringing paperbarks and wading birds.