Dom Dom Saddle – Fernshaw


NB. The following information was current at the time of the event

Distance:  10 Km   |  Duration:  4 Hrs   |  Grade:  TBA   |  Rating:    |  Style:  One Way   |  Map

About the Walk


A beautiful walk through mountain ash forest, a steep downhill and a river flat walk to finish.  Car shuffle required.

The Walk in Detail

From the rear of the Dom Dom Saddle Car Park, pass through the gate to the start of Eight Road. Walk up the road to a sign indicating a track on the right to Carter Gap. This is a long and wide grassy downhill area. The alternative route is to follow Eight Road to Carter Gap.

After a short walk there is a signpost on the right for Morley Track. Follow this track and it is a short, steep climb to another track junction. Follow the right-hand track and you will come to a long and quite steep downhill section which can be slippery in wet conditions.

Continue west following the Watts River, crossing a vehicle track.  The last section of the track meanders alongside the Watts River until you reach the Fernshaw Car Park.

Variation: Walk could be done in reverse starting from Fernshaw Picnic Area. Going in reverse would mean a long steep 400m uphill climb (Go to 'Related Walks' Fernshaw - Dom Saddle for walk description).

Getting There

Where do we start?: Dom Dom Saddle Car Park

How do we get to the start?: From Healesville, follow Maroondah Highway 11km north east to Fernshaw Reserve Picnic area on the right.  Leave a car/s here and continue along Highway 5km to Dom Dom Saddle Car Park on right.

Walk Precautions

The steep downhill section of the Morley Track can be very slippery if wet. Keep to signed tracks in Restricted Access areas

Additional Information

Fernshaw APV002 - Toilets APV008 - Picnic Table APV001 - Information 1 Gas BBQ

Central Victoria

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