Cape Conran Coastal Park near Marlo in East Gippsland has heathlands, wild ocean beaches and banksia woodlands brimming with nectar-feeding birds.
A great park for water activities - enjoy swimming, diving, boating, fishing or rock pooling. Experience the park by foot on the self-guided Cape Conran Nature Trail or the magnificent Dock Inlet and Pearl Point day walks.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Bidawal, Gunaikurnai and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero identify the Cape Conran Coastal Park as their Traditional Country.
Before you go
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Location: Cape Conran Coastal Park
Distance: 3.2 kilometres one way
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (side trip to East Cape 400 metres)
Grade: Level 2-3 with some rocky sections.
Level 2 - No experience required. The track is hardened gravel or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and some steps. Walks up to 10 kilometres.
Level 3 - Bushwalking experience and a good level of fitness required. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited. Walks may be more than 20 kilometres.
Start: East Cape Beach
Finish: Salmon Rocks
The Cape Conran Nature Trail explores white sandy beaches, rock pools, boardwalks, banksia woodlands and lookouts. Turn off to follow the boardwalk around East Cape to Cowrie Bay where interpretive signs explain the Aboriginal significance of the coast. Climb the steps from the beach to take the trail through coastal heathland back to Sailors Grave (East Cape car park) or continue to West Cape and Salmon Rocks Beach....