Salmon Rocks- West Cape Walk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)


Salmon Rocks- West Cape Walk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Meander along the Salmon Rocks – West Cape Walk and take in the natural coastal architecture of far-east Gippsland. Explore the intertidal rock platforms of Salmon Rocks, relax at Salmon Rocks Beach or jump in the water and have a surf at the main beach.

How to get there

Salmon Rocks- West Cape Walk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Need to know

Salmon Rocks- West Cape Walk (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash



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.

Banksia Bluff Campground - closed to bookings Tues 16 July - Fri 16 August 2024

Banksia Bluff Campground will be temporarily closed to bookings from Tuesday 16 July to Friday 16 August 2024 whilst a variety of works occur across the campground sites.
There are a variety of other coastal campsites in the region, please search on the Parks Vic website for more options


Parks Victoria is replacing and upgrading the lost accommodation to create enhanced accommodation options for visitors of diverse backgrounds and abilities at the park. For updates please visit the Project status page.

Campsites in Loop E + F closed to bookings June 2024

Banksia Bluff Campground campsites in Loop E + F will be closed to bookings across June 2024, whilst essential tree works and maintenance are undertaken.

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)

Pearl Point Road - Closed

Pearl Point Track between the township of Bemm River to the intersection of Hekarwe Track is closed due to flooding and roadworks. This includes the following campgrounds:
  • Gunnai Beach
  • Binn Beach
  • Ocean Beach
Recently completed road works will need to be assessed before the area can be reopened. 
Access to Pearl Point via Hekarwe Track.

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.

Flood and storm related impacts to vehicle tracks

Conditions apply to the following vehicle tracks due to damage caused by flood and storm events.
  • Pearl Point Road - between Bemm River township and Pearl Point is currently open to 4WD vehicles only.
  • East Yeerung Track - accessible only to 4WD vehicles via Old Coast Road.  Yeerung River Bridge is closed.

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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