Banksia Bluff Cabins


Banksia Bluff Cabins

If you prefer comfort over camping, stay in the self-contained timber cabins at Banskia Bluff, Cape Conran. Surrounded by banksia woodland brimming with colourful birds and only metres from the wild ocean, consider yourself set for your next East Gippsland escape.

Please read the below cabin and lodge information prior to booking your stay.

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Banksia Bluff Cabins are nestled within the the coastal landscape, a short walk to the pristine beaches of Cape Conran Coastal Park. The basic timber cabins have been constructed from locally-sourced timber and offer family and small group accommodation designed for a comfortable stay.

The cabins accommodate either seven or eight people, and Olive-Berry Lodge accommodates a maximum of 15 people. All cabins are open plan and feature a rustic kitchen with basic cooking facilities, wood-fired heating (firewood provided), an upstairs loft accessible by ladder, toilets and shower. Bring your own pillows, sleeping gear, towels and tea towels. A communal laundry nearby allows for easy washing. Outdoors enjoy a campfire in the fire-ring provided, or gather at the shared electric barbeque.

During your stay, explore the wonderful experiences on offer at Cape Conran - from the excellent fishing opportunities at West Cape to the Cape Conran Nature Trail which highlights the unique coastal environments found throughout this wonderful park.

Things to do in the area

A man carrying a surfboard walks through the shallow water at West Cape Beach at Cape Conran Coastal Park

East Cape Beach

East Cape is a good spot for a picnic offering gas barbecues and picnic tables. There are also a number of walks from the visitor area.
Mum helps her young son as he jumps off a large piece of drift wood at West Cape Beach.

Gunnai Beach Campground

This is a small, remote campground that is best suited to walkers or those hiking the Wilderness Coast Walk. It has easy access via a sandy track over the dunes to the beach.
Three women on stand-up paddle boards paddle up the Yeerung River.

Pearl Point

Pearl Point features spectacular sedimentary rock formations, rolling sand dunes and an abundance of seabirds and sea life. It is a popular spot for surf fishing. Pearl Point Campground has easy access to Pearl Point Beach via stairs.
Two women stand-up paddle boarders paddle up the Yeerung River.

Yeerung Gorge

Yeerung Gorge - a jewel on the Cape - is a surprising landform that harbours some unusual vegetation associations and contains several deep dark rock pools fed by the babbling East Yeerung River.
A women walks her dog into the campsite while another women prepares food as her son looks on.

Banksia Bluff Campground

Banksia Bluff is a tranquil wooded campground where the peace is only broken by the dawn chorus and waves crashing. Set up camp among gum and banksia woodland and relax by the campfire. Camp with your dog on select sites.

How to get there

Banksia Bluff Cabins

Cape Conran Coastal Park is approximately 5-hours drive east of Melbourne. To access Banksia Bluff Campground, follow the Princes Highway East before turning onto Marlo Road at Orbost. At Marlo, turn onto Marlo-Conran Road which leads directly to Banksia Bluff Campground.


When to go

The unspoilt beaches of Cape Conran married with the warmer weather of summer makes for perfect beachcombing conditions.

Just off the coast of Cape Conran Coastal Park, Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary hides some over 1000 fish species, three shipwrecks and colourful underwater ecosystems. Experienced divers, head to Beware Reef to see this unique underwater world for yourself.

Camping & accommodation

If you prefer comfort over camping, stay in the self-contained timber cabins at Banksia Bluff, Cape Conran. Surrounded by banksia woodland brimming with colourful birds and only metres from the wild ocean, consider yourself set for your next East Gippsland escape.

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Banksia Bluff Cabins

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 Sites

    Nature Trail - Cowrie bay carpark to Joiners Channel section CLOSED

    Due to high rainfall during 2021/22, the Joiners Channel to Cowrie Bay section of the Cape Conran Nature Trail has been inundated by a natural spring and is currently impassable. The Section of trail between Cowrie Bay and Sailors Grave remains open.

    Banksia Bluff Accommodation Bookings

    Banksia Bluff Accommodation is currently closed, with new accommodation under planning and construction.
    Information on future bookings for the new accommodation and Olive-Berry Lodge is yet to be released.
    Banksia Bluff Campground remains open for bookings.

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