Whether it is the only way to convert 'nullable case vararg parameter' from java to Kotlin replace with Array<Some>?

The way to match the same signature in Kotlin is to use a vararg parameter: fun inStream(eventType: Int, action: String?, vararg notes: StamperNote). Your conversion requires the caller to wrap the arguments into an array explicitly.

Note that vararg parameters are, as a rule, never nullable, because in Java there is no good way to distinguish between passing null as the entire vararg array versus passing null as a single element of a non-null vararg array.