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
Cape Conran Coastal Park closures due to fires - March 5 updateThe 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 workingThe webcam at the Cape Conran Boat Ramp is currently not working.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Campground closureAs 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