Banksia Bluff Campground

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Banksia Bluff Campground

Banksia Bluff is a tranquil wooded campground where the peace is only broken by dawn chorus and waves crashing off Bass Strait. Set up camp among mahogany gum and banksia woodland and explore the unique coastal playground.

Please note, all camping and cabin accommodation in Cape Conran Coastal Park is closed due to the current fire situation in the area.

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Banksia Bluff Campground is perfect for families wanting to escape the big smoke and get a taste for nature. Set among mahogany and banksia woodland, the beautiful campground backs onto the wild Southern Ocean.

Relax at camp or explore on foot. Follow the Estuary view trail and take in the rich diversity of flora and fauna found in the lower reaches of the Yeerung River or the Cape Conran Nature Trail highlights white sandy beaches, rock pools, boardwalks, banksia woodlands and Aboriginal history of the coast.

If you're a keen angler, bring your fishing gear and cast a line off West Cape. Salmon, flathead and gummy sharks are plentiful. Or if you are an experienced diver, Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary hides three shipwrecks and a colourful underwater world.

At Banksia Bluff Campground there is a mixture of unpowered dog friendly and non-dog friendly campsites. Refer to the campground map below to see which areas are suitable if you wish to bring your furry canine camping, please note that your dog must be on a leash at all times. Campfires are permitted on selected sites and must be within a fire ring.

Flushing toilets and an outdoor cold shower is available.

Banksia Bluff Campground

Two women share a coffe on the deck of the Cape Conran Cabins.

Cape Conran Cabins

Cape Conran has timber cabins overlooking sandy beaches that offer family and group accommodation, designed for comfortable but basic living. Local timbers have been used to give each cabin a character of its own. One is specially designed to accommodate people with disabilities. Each cabin sleeps up to eight people. All have pot bellied stoves for heating.
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.
Group of people at a camp site

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.

How to get there

Banksia Bluff Campground

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.

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Banksia Bluff Campground

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

 Set up camp among mahogany gum and banksia woodland and explore the unique coastal playground.

Please note, all camping and cabin accommodation in Cape Conran Coastal Park is closed due to the current fire situation in the area. 

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Need to know

Banksia Bluff Campground

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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