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 damage and ongoing heavy rainfall have closed some vehicle tracks
West Cape (Cape Conran Coastal Park)
Cape Conran boat ramp upgrade - closure informationLocated 15km east of the township of Marlo and part of Cape Conran Coastal Park, the boat ramp at West Cape is a popular boating and fishing destination. It provides the only direct ocean access between Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota and is a key access point to the nearby Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary.Better Boating Victoria are funding $2.79 million worth of upgrades to the boat ramp at Cape Conran. While work is undertaken at the site, the boat ramp will beClosed to all users from Monday 12 September until Saturday 10 December 2022During this period, commercial, recreational, and emergency service boat users are advised that the closest ocean access ramps are at either Mallacoota to the east or Lakes Entrance to the west.The Victorian Government investment at Cape Conran boat ramp will make it cheaper, easier, and more accessible for all Victorians to enjoy time on the water. Key features of the upgrade include:· Increasing the jetty by 21m to provide additional berthing space· Steepening the gradient of the single-lane ramp to bring it in-line with current standards and to minimise accumulation of sand and kelp· Marking areas of hazardous rock to improve navigation and safety· Construction of a new concreate apron at the top of the ramp· Installation of a convex mirror to provide a view of the ramp before vehicles towing trailers commit to turning onto the ramp apron· Construction of a retaining wall to protect vehicles and Aboriginal cultural heritage from collisionThe Boating Victoria ramp finder web cam allows those interested in the site to follow the progress of the ramp upgrade. Once completed, the ramp will have increased berthing capacity, easier launch and retrieval capability, and protection of cultural heritage.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Pearl Point Road and camp grounds closed due to flooding
Heavy rainfall in late September is causing flooding along Pearl Point Road. This road is closed from Pearl Point to Bemm River, along with the following areas:
- Pearl Point camp ground
- Binn Beach camp ground
- Gunnai Beach camp ground
- Py Yoot visitor area
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Planned deer control operations - Eastern RegionPlanned deer control operations - Eastern Region
More information on temporary park closures for aerial shooting operations will be provided in the coming weeks
- Alpine National Park
- Mount Bogong & Bogong High Plains
- Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains
- Foothills and Southern Alps
- Buchan Caves Reserve
- Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
- Cape Conran Coastal Park
- Coopracambra NP
- Croajingolong NP
- Errinundra NP
- Lake Tyers State Park
- Baw Baw NP
- Mount Buffalo NP
- Snowy River NP
- Upper Murray - Wabba Wilderness, Burrowa Pine NP, Mt Mittamitite
- Wilsons Prom NP