Yeerung Gorge Walk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

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Yeerung Gorge Walk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

The rugged formations of Yeerung Gorge are home to some unusual fauna and deep dark tannin-stained rockpools fed by the tranquil Yeerung River.

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Yeerung Gorge Walk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

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Yeerung Gorge Walk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No horses
  • No firearms allowed
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • No fires permitted
  • No generators

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Ticks
    • Snakes
  • Terrain hazards
    • Steep track
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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 boat ramp upgrade - closure information

Located 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 be
 
Closed to all users from Monday 12 September until Saturday 10 December 2022
 
During 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 collision
 
The 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.
 
 

This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
 
Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
Buchan Caves Reserve
Burrowa-Pine Mountain
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
Errinundra National Park
Howitt-Wellington Plains
Lake Tyers State Park
Mount Baw Baw National Park
Mount Buffalo National Park
Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
Mount Lawson State Park
Mount Granya State Park
Mountain Creek Education Area
Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
Wabba Wilderness Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023.  The Park will remain open to visitors.
 
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

Banksia Bluff Accommodation

The new Banksia Bluff Accommodation is currently under planning and works. During this time Banksia Bluff Accommodation and Olive-Berry Lodge remain closed to bookings. An announcement of a release date for future bookings will be posted on the website.

 

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.

Yeerung River Road - Road Works, 12th of December 2022

Road works along Yeerung River Road are scheduled for the 12th of December 2022.  Visitors to Banksia Bluff Campground and Yeerung River Estuary can expect delays.

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