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Fernshaw - Dom Dom Saddle
Yarra Ranges National Park

3.3/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Walk Length: 10 km
  • Walk duration: 4 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: One Way
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Healesville

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  91 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2007

Walk Details Provided By:  Diamond Valley Bushwalking Club & Koonung Bushwalking Club

 

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Getting There

Getting to the start:

From Melbourne, take the Maroondah Highway through Ringwood, Lilydale and Coldstream to Healesville (64kms).

From Healesville continue along Maroondah Highway for 11 km to the Fernshaw Picnic Ground.  A car shuffle will required to the end of the walk at Dom Dom Saddle cars a further 5km along the Maroondah Highway.

Further Information

Maps

Vicmap: Online access to 1:30,000 topographic maps

  • A4 Map sheets 8022 4-1-3, 8022 4-4-2

Parks Victoria:  Yarra Ranges National Park

Mobile phone coverage information

 

Comments (2)

  • Troy McEwan

    Troy McEwan

    25 February 2017 at 09:08 |
    Walked this today, out and back. A large number of fallen trees have been very recently cleared from Morley's track, making it passable again. The vehicle has cut up the track in spots leaving a lot of loose soil and debris that will be slippery and muddy after rain. Walking sticks definitely recommended for the steep sections!
    • Chris Towers

      Chris Towers

      27 February 2017 at 10:49 |
      Hi Troy
      Thanks for telling us about your walk, particularly the information about the track condition.
      Chris Towers
      where2walk Coordinator

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