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Cathedral Ranges

Cathedral Ranges is rated 4.0 out of 5 based on 9 votes.

Cathedral Ranges

If you’re looking for an adventure, then head for the Cathedral Ranges and tackle the jagged crags of the Razorback towering over the fertile Acheron River valley. Hikers and thrill seeking climbers may enjoy incredibly rugged scenery less than 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. The foot of the spectacular range is the foaming Little River tumbles down a gorge, a delightful spot on a sunny day. Cathedral Ranges is known to be a wild mountain goat country. The riverside campsite is one of the best. You will surely enjoy an amazing nature experience that lasts.

Summary:

  • A total of 22km (9-10 hrs return) for fit agile hikers, and about day or two walk. Camp half-way at Farmyard for overnight. This route can be separated in to two circuit day walks of 11km and 13km to the southern and northern sections to the Jawbones of leisurely strolls through the valley. More and longer Mountain hikes involving rock scrambling over jagged crags and is suitable for reasonable fit walkers with experience. Not advised for young children.

Return distance from Melbourne:

  • 230km.

Nearest town:

  • Marysville

Directions:

  • Take the Maroondah Highway through  Healsville and at approximately 10km past Buxton, make a right turn on the way to Cathedral Lane and right again along Little River Road just over the Bridge. Follow the gravel road on the south along the pretty river valley at about 6km on the riverside Cook Mill picnic/camping site.

When to go:

  • Any season is great but tracks can be slippery during rainy seasons and is extremely hot during summer.

Facilities:

  • Camping and picnic spot next to crystal-clear Little River with full facilities.
  • Camping at Neds Gully, Sugarloaf Saddle and along the walking tracks on the top of the mountain at The Farmyard.

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