Yeerung River and Beach

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Yeerung River and Beach

Cape Conran Coastal Park

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.

It can be difficult to find a safe swimming spot along the wild and unspoilt coast of East Gippsland. So Yeerung Beach is a real gem. Here, the Yeerung River forms a long, languid bend before it meets the sea, creating a placid swimming hole that's perfect for kids.

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

 
Two friends fish off the back a boat on a misty morning on Lake Eildon.

Fishing

In quiet lakes and gently flowing rivers, in the pounding surf or in the depths beneath your boat – the waters of Victoria’s parks and reserves offer some prize catches.
Canoeing

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
Mum helps her young son as he jumps off a large piece of drift wood at West Cape Beach.

Beaches

Walk white sandy beaches, swim in cool coastal waters or surf the wild waves of the Southern Ocean.

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

    Cape Conran Coastal Park closures due to fires - March 5 update

    The majority of Cape Conran Coastal Park remains closed due to fire. However, the following visitors areas have reopened:
     
    • Cape Conran Boat Ramp at West Cape and adjacent Joiner Channel area. Access to the boat ramp is via West Cape Road.
    • The area to the west of the beach access track at Point Ricardo.
    • Gunnai Beach
    • Binns Beach
    • Ocean Beach
    • East Cape day visitor area
    • Yeerung River Road 
    • Yeerung River and beach access

    For the latest information on fires, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au

    Webcam not working

    The webcam at the Cape Conran Boat Ramp is currently not working.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Campground closure

    As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campsites, camping grounds and caravan parks closed from midnight 25 March 2020.
    People can continue to live on a closed caravan park or camping ground if it is registered as their primary place of residence or if they are staying in caravan parks as interim accommodation where their primary residence is not available. For further information go to parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19

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Johanna Beach Campground

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Norman Beach

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