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.
East Cape Boardwalk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)
Cape Conran Coastal Park closures due to bush fire recoveryDue to widespread bush fire damage in January 2020, the following areas of Cape Conran Coastal Park are closed for safety reasons:- East Cape Boardwalk
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Old Coast Road ClosedOld Coast Road between Conran Cabbage Tree Road and Sydenham Inlet Road is currently closed until the 29th of October 2021 for roadworks.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Hazardous tree worksHazardous tree removal after bushfiresFollowing the Cape Conran Coastal Park bushfires in January 2020, damaged trees have become a significant risk to public safety and requires ongoing management.A large volume of hazardous tree material will be removed from Banksia Bluff campground, accommodation, and East Cape Day visitor areas from October to November 2021.A hazardous tree has significant structural defects that increase the risk of falling, causing injury or death. These works are essential to ensure these popular visitor areas remain open and is part of Parks Victoria’s bushfire recovery work.
Cape Conran Coastal Park: Cabins (Cape Conran Coastal Park)
Banksia Bluff Cabins closed temporarily to undertake fire recovery worksBanksia Bluff Cabins at Cape Conran Coastal Park will be closed during October while fire recovery and maintenance works are completed. The cabins and lodge will reopen for the Melbourne Cup long weekend.The cabins were significantly impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires. Three cabins and all the wilderness retreat tents were destroyed. The remaining four cabins and lodge survived and have been available for bookings since April 2021. Essential asset repair and maintenance works is scheduled from the first week of October which requires the accommodation to be closed to ensure safety for visitors.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underwayDeer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program at https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/deer-and-feral-animal-control-in-response-to-bushfire