Yeerung Gorge (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

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Yeerung Gorge (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Yeerung Gorge also known as - 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.
You can reach the gorge, which is deeply incised into the coastal plain, by crossing the Yeerung Bridge and taking the Powerline Track and the East Yeerung Track (4WD only) to the carpark. The walk into the Gorge is 0.6 km, 20 mins one way from East Yeerung Track Carpark.
Visitor Tip:
There is no Phone reception and no facilities provided at the carpark. Ticks are common in this area and visitors should take steps to avoid tick bite by wearing protective clothing and using insect repellent.

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Yeerung Gorge (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Need to know

Yeerung Gorge (Cape Conran Coastal Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No camping
  • No dogs allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • 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.

Banksia Bluff Campground – temporarily closed to bookings Tues 16 July – Fri 16 Aug 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. There are a variety of other coastal campgrounds in the region, please go to www.parks.vic.gov.au for more options.

Yeerung bridge closed

Yeerung bridge is closed to pedestrians and vehicles due to construction works.
Yeerung Estuary View walking track is open.

CAPE CONRAN COASTAL PARK ROOFED ACCOMMODATION

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.


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

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)

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.

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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