Yeerung River and Beach
Yeerung River and Beach is an idyllic place to spend a day as part of your holiday to Cape Conran or Marlo. There are long and short walks, and the lazy river is a safe place to swim and a magical place to canoe. There is plenty of space on the beach for surfing.
Yeerung River and Beach is a great day out from Banksia Bluff, Marlo or Sydenham Inlet. Well away from any centres of population, you will find seclusion, although bear in mind that with the tranquility comes few facilities: just a canoe launch ramp and picnic tables.
There are easy walks, such as the Estuary View Walk, and longer walks, such as the Dock Inlet Walk (which you can turn into an overnight hike).
A launch area gives canoeists and kayakers access to the tannin-stained waters of the Yeerung and amazing wildlife such as Pilotbirds and Southern Emu Wrens that call the river home.
Down on the beach, the golden sands stretch off into the distance, offering plenty of room for surfers and surf fishers alike.
Things to do
How to get there
Yeerung River and Beach
Yeerung River and Beach is at the western end of Cape Conran Coastal Park, not far from Marlo. Take Marlo Road C107 from the Princes Highway. Keep going until it becomes Cape Conran Road and then turn off onto Yeerung River Road a few hundred metres later.
You can park at Yeerung Beach, the canoe launch area or the bridge over the Yeerung River (turn off onto Pearl Point Track).
Need to know
Yeerung River and Beach
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Flood and storm related impacts to tracks and campgrounds
- Pearl Point Rd between Pearl Point and Bemm River - open but only 4WD access to the following locations
- Binn Beach campground
- Pearl Point campground
- Gunnai Beach campground
- Py Yoot visitor area
- Yeerung Lookout - closed
- East Yeerung Track - closed at Yeerung Bridge and is suitable for 4WD only
- Yeerung Bridge - open to pedestrians only
- Swampy Ridges Track - closed
- Hekarwe Track - closed west of Swampy Ridges Track
- East Cape Boardwalk - closed for fire recovery rebuild
Estuary View Walking Track potential closureThere will be some changes in access including potential short term closures due to upgrading of steps
Nature trail sectioned closedA section of the Nature trail from Cowrie Bay car park to Joiners Channel is closed while track works are completed.
Cowrie bay access closedAccess to Cowrie bay from the Nature trail (eastern side - circled red on map) is closed until December 30th while track works are completed.Cowrie bay can still be reached from the western side of the Nature trail (circled green on the map).
Attachments: track log-PV87647 (40KB)
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Dog Friendly Parks
The wet and warmer weather has brought paralysis ticks out in record numbers. Paralysis ticks are known in Coastal and near by Coastal areas and rainforest gullies.
Keep your dog on lead in permitted parks
Dogs are permitted in many parks and reserves provided they are under control and on leads at all times. Visitors should keep their dog on-lead except in designated off-lead areas. Keeping your dog on a lead ensures you both have a safe park visit.
- Poison baits may be laid to control foxes or other feral animals. Baits can be fatal to dogs.
- Even if your dog is friendly, other dogs may not be.
- Your dog can catch parasites (such as fleas and ticks) from wildlife.
- Snake bites are a real risk in natural areas such as parks.
- Wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas will defend themselves if threatened by a dog and can cause significant injury to or the death of your dog.
Dog-friendly code of conduct
- Consider other park users and ensure that dogs are always kept under effective control.
- Always carry a lead, even when in off-lead areas.
- Bring a friend if you wish to walk with more than two dogs.
- Ensure children are supervised whilst near dogs, as they are vulnerable to attack.
- Ensure your dog’s identification, registration and vaccinations are up to date.
- Minimise any disturbance to native fauna, including birdlife in the park.
- Clean up after your dog and take all rubbish home.
Camping area coordinatesAccess to Dock Inlet Walk camping area from the beach can be identified from a white totem pole on the sand dune, or by following coordinates: Latitude -37.784001, Longitude 148.847296.
Attachments: Dock Inlet Walk camping area coordinates and map (1,024KB)
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Ground shooting operations targeting deerGround control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)Buchan Caves ReserveBurrowa-Pine MountainCape Conran Coastal ParkCape Liptrap Coastal ParkCabbage Tree Creek Flora ReserveErrinundra National ParkLake Tyers State ParkLakes National ParkBaw Baw National ParkMount Buffalo National ParkMount Mittamatite Regional ParkMount Mitta Mitta Flora ReserveMount Lawson State ParkMount Granya State ParkMountain Creek Education AreaPheasant Creek Flora ReserveWabba Wilderness ParkWilsons Promontory National ParkFor more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.