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: Cabins (Cape Conran Coastal Park)
Banksia Bluff Cabins and Olive-Berry Lodge BookingsBanksia Bluff Cabins and Olive-Berry Lodge will be closed from May 9th, 2022, to enable the construction of new cabins. Information on future bookings for the new accommodation and Olive-Berry Lodge will be released into August 2022.Traffic delays along Cabbage Tree Road, Yeerung Road and into Banksia Bluff Road are expected Tuesday May 17th and Wednesday May 18th to allow for the transport of new modular buildings into the Park.Banksia Bluff Campground will remain open.
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Salmon Rocks Beach (Cape Conran Coastal Park)
Salmon Rocks Road Closure - Road MaintenanceParks Victoria has engaged a contractor to undertake road maintenance on the Salmon Rocks Access road and carpark. These works will involve heavy machinery.Works are planned to Commence on Monday 23rd May 2022 and be completed by Friday 27th May.During this time the access roadd to Salmon rocks will be closed to the public
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underwayDeer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program.