East Cape Boardwalk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)


East Cape Boardwalk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

The East Cape Boardwalk Boardwalk takes you around the East Cape to Cowrie Bay. You may decide to continue on from Cowrie Bay where a track links to the Nature Trail and a complete loop can be made back to the East Cape Day Visitor Area or you can continue on to the West Cape and Salmon Rocks Beach.

How to get there

East Cape Boardwalk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)



Need to know

East Cape Boardwalk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No bicycles
  • No camping
  • No dogs allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses


  • Terrain hazards
    • Steep track
    • Uneven ground
    • Slippery surface
    • Slippery rocks
  • Animals and pests
    • Ticks
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.

Partial park closures - planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

Parks Victoria will be conducting aerial shooting operations targeting deer. Partial park closures will be in place during these operations. See below for dates.
NOTE: Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing prior to arrival for up to date information and maps. For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.
Snowy River NP
18-22 March 2024
25-29 March 2024
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
Croajingolong NP
18-22 March 2024
25-29 March 2024
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
Cape Conran CP
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
Alpine National Park – Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop
29 April – 3 May 2024
18-22 November 2024
Alpine National Park – Eastern Alps, Tom Groggin
11-15 November 2024
Mt Buffalo National Park
18-22 November 2024

Cowrie bay access closed

Access to Cowrie bay from the Nature trail (eastern side - circled red on map) is closed until June 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)

Flood and storm related impacts to tracks and campgrounds

  • Pearl Point Rd between Bemm River township & Pearl Point - open - suitable for 4WD only.
  • East Yeerung Track – access via Yeerung bridge closed.  Access via Old Coast rd - open - suitable for 4WD only
  • Yeerung Bridge - open to pedestrians only
  • Swampy Ridges Track - closed
  • Hekarwe Track - closed
  • East Cape Boardwalk - closed for fire recovery rebuild

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.

Dock inlet camping 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 the following coordinates: 
Latitude -37.784001
Longitude 148.847296

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

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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