West Cape (Cape Conran Coastal Park)


West Cape (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Launch a boat or kayak from West Cape on your next fishing, diving or snorkelling adventure. Explore the rich marine life of Beware Marine Sanctuary and Joiners Channel. Or, walk the Cape Conran Nature Trail for an introductory walk to the park.

How to get there

West Cape (Cape Conran Coastal Park)


Boat Ramp

Need to know

West Cape (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No horses
  • No fires permitted
  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed


  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
    • Shallow water
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Deep water
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Slippery rocks
  • Animals and pests
    • Ticks
    • Snakes

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 Cabins and olive-Berry Lodge Bookings

Banksia Bluff Cabins and Olive-Berry Lodge are currently closed to enable the  construction of new cabins. Information  on future bookings for the new accommodation and Olive-Berry Lodge will be released into August 2022.
Banksia Bluff Campground will remain open.

Flood impacts to tracks and visitor sites

Cape Conran Coastal Park was impacted by flooding in early April and some sites remain closed. Monitor this page for updated site closures and impacts.

Salmon Rocks Lookout closed for renovation

The Salmon Rocks Lookout is currently undergoing renovation and will remain closed until works are completed. Visitors wishing to complete the Salmon Rocks to West Cape Walk, may still do so from the West Cape end, however access to Salmon Rocks via the lookout is not currently possible. Walkers will need to turn back at the lookout and return to West Cape via the same path.

Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underway

Deer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program

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