Banksia Bluff Campground (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

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Banksia Bluff Campground (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

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. 

How to get there

Banksia Bluff Campground (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Facilities

Toilets
Amenities - Toilet & Shower Block

Need to know

Banksia Bluff Campground (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash

Restrictions

  • Fees apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No horses

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Ticks

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Nature trail sectioned closed

A section of the Nature trail from Cowrie Bay car park to Joiners Channel is closed while track works are completed. 

Flood and storm related impacts to tracks and campgrounds

  • Pearl Point Rd between Pearl Point and Bemm River - open but only 4WD access to the following locations
    • Binn Beach campground
    • Pearl Point campground
    • Gunnai Beach campground
    • Py Yoot visitor area
  • Yeerung Lookout - closed
  • East Yeerung Track - closed at Yeerung Bridge and is suitable for 4WD only
  • Yeerung Bridge - open to pedestrians only 
  • Swampy Ridges Track - closed
  • Hekarwe Track - closed west of Swampy Ridges Track
  • East Cape Boardwalk - closed for fire recovery rebuild

Cowrie bay access closed

Access to Cowrie bay from the Nature trail (eastern side - circled red on map) is closed until December 30th while track works are completed. 
 
Cowrie bay can still be reached from the western side of the Nature trail (circled green on the map).

Attachments: track log-PV87647 (40KB)

Dog Friendly Parks

The wet and warmer weather has brought paralysis ticks out in record numbers. Paralysis ticks are known in Coastal and near by Coastal areas and rainforest gullies.


Keep your dog on lead in permitted parks


Dogs are permitted in many parks and reserves provided they are under control and on leads at all times. Visitors should keep their dog on-lead except in designated off-lead areas. Keeping your dog on a lead ensures you both have a safe park visit.
  • Poison baits may be laid to control foxes or other feral animals. Baits can be fatal to dogs.
  • Even if your dog is friendly, other dogs may not be.
  • Your dog can catch parasites (such as fleas and ticks) from wildlife.
  • Snake bites are a real risk in natural areas such as parks.
  • Wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas will defend themselves if threatened by a dog and can cause significant injury to or the death of your dog.

Dog-friendly code of conduct

  • Consider other park users and ensure that dogs are always kept under effective control.
  • Always carry a lead, even when in off-lead areas.
  • Bring a friend if you wish to walk with more than two dogs.
  • Ensure children are supervised whilst near dogs, as they are vulnerable to attack.
  • Ensure your dog’s identification, registration and vaccinations are up to date.
  • Minimise any disturbance to native fauna, including birdlife in the park.
  • Clean up after your dog and take all rubbish home.

Camping area coordinates

Access to Dock Inlet Walk camping area from the beach can be identified from a white totem pole on the sand dune, or by following coordinates: Latitude -37.784001, Longitude 148.847296. 

Attachments: Dock Inlet Walk camping area coordinates and map (1,024KB)

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.
 
Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
Buchan Caves Reserve
Burrowa-Pine Mountain
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
Errinundra National Park
Lake Tyers State Park
Lakes National Park
Baw Baw National Park
Mount Buffalo National Park
Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
Mount Lawson State Park
Mount Granya State Park
Mountain Creek Education Area
Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
Wabba Wilderness Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park

For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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