Camping in Cape Conran Coastal Park

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Camping in Cape Conran Coastal Park

Cape Conran Coastal Park has heathlands, wild ocean beaches and banksia woodlands brimming with nectar-feeding birds.

A great park for water activities - enjoy swimming, diving, boating, fishing or rock pooling. Experience the park by foot on the self-guided Cape Conran Nature Trail or the magnificent Dock Inlet and Pearl Point day walks.

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

Cape Conran Coastal Park is home to many non bookable campsites as well as the Bookable sites at Banksia Bluff Campground where bookings are required.

Binn Beach 

Access
Binn Beach is a good spot for surf fishing. The campground has easy access to the beach via a sandy track over the dunes.
Bookings
No booking is required. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Facilities
There are no toilets provided at the site. The nearest toilets and shops are 7kms from the campground at Bemm River.
Campsites
There are five sites campsites available, set in coastal tea-tree on sandy soil.
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.

Gunnai Beach campground 

Access
Cape Conran Coastal Park is located 18km east of the township of Marlo. Gunnai Beach campground is accessed via Bemm River along the unsealed Pearl Point Road.
Bookings
No booking is required. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Campsites
There are 2 unpowered campsites available.
Facilities
There are no toilets provided at the site. The nearest toilets and shops are 7km away at Bemm River.
Water
No drinking water supplied – supply your own.
Campfire
Only allowed in designated fireplaces – supply your own wood.
Rubbish
There is no rubbish collection at this campground, please take all rubbish with you.
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. There is a 25km return walk from East Cape to Pearl Point. This walk is only for the more energetic as it can be a difficult due to the soft beach sand.

Pearl Point

Access
Cape Conran Coastal Park is located 18km west of the small township of Marlo. Pearl Point is accessed via Bremm River along the unsealed Pearl Point Road.
Bookings
No booking is required. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Campsites
There are 4 unpowered campsites available.
Facilities
There are no toilets provided at the campsite. The nearest toilets and shops are 12km away at Bemm River.
Campfire
Only allowed in designated fireplaces – supply your own wood.


Campfire guidelines
Light fires only in the fireplaces provided or use a portable camping stove instead
Ensure fires are never left unattended and are completely out before you leave
During summer and autumn Total Fire Bans are common - this means no open fires can be lit
For information on Total Fire Bans call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667

 

Things To Do

 
A women walks her dog into the campsite while another women prepares food as her son looks on.

Banksia Bluff Campground

Banksia Bluff Campground has relaxed bush camping among Mahogany Gums and Banksia woodland.
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.
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.
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.
A koala sitting in a tree at French Island National Park.

Binn Beach and Camping Area

Binn Beach is a good spot for surf fishing. The campground has easy access to the beach via a sandy track over the dunes.
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.

How to get there

Camping in Cape Conran Coastal Park

Cape Conran Coastal Park is located in far east Gippsland, approximately 420kms east of Melbourne and 530kms south of Sydney.

Cape Conran can be reached via the Princes Highway by turning off at Cabbage Tree Creek or via Orbost and Marlo to the west. The eastern section of the park can be reached by turning off the Highway east of Cabbage Tree Creek to Bemm River.

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Need to know

Camping in Cape Conran Coastal Park

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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