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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Partial park closures - planned aerial shooting operations targeting deerParks Victoria will be conducting aerial shooting operations targeting deer. Partial park closures will be in place during these operations. See below for dates.NOTE: Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing prior to arrival for up to date information and maps. For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.Snowy River NP18-22 March 202425-29 March 202416-20 September 20249-13 December 2024Croajingolong NP18-22 March 202425-29 March 202416-20 September 20249-13 December 2024Cape Conran CP16-20 September 20249-13 December 2024Alpine National Park – Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop29 April – 3 May 202418-22 November 2024Alpine National Park – Eastern Alps, Tom Groggin11-15 November 2024Mt Buffalo National Park18-22 November 2024
Ground shooting operations targeting deerControl operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area. The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Cowrie bay access closedAccess to Cowrie bay from the Nature trail (eastern side - circled red on map) is closed until June 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)
Flood and storm related impacts to tracks and campgrounds
- Pearl Point Rd between Bemm River township & Pearl Point - open - suitable for 4WD only.
- East Yeerung Track – access via Yeerung bridge closed. Access via Old Coast rd - open - suitable for 4WD only
- Yeerung Bridge - open to pedestrians only
- Swampy Ridges Track - closed
- Hekarwe Track - closed
- East Cape Boardwalk - closed for fire recovery rebuild
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.
Dock Inlet Walk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)
Dock inlet camping coordinatesAccess to Dock Inlet Walk camping area from the beach can be identified from a white totem pole on the sand dune, or by the following coordinates:Latitude -37.784001Longitude 148.847296
Attachments: Dock Inlet Walk camping area coordinates and map (1,024KB)