Cathedral Ranges is rated
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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.
- 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:
- 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
When to go:
- Any season is great but tracks can be slippery
during rainy seasons and is extremely hot during
- 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.