Neds Gully – Cathedral Peak – Neds Peak – Neds Gully

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

Distance:  10 Km   |  Duration:  6 Hrs   |  Grade:  TBA   |  Rating:    |  Style:  Circuit   |  Map

About the Walk


The Cathedral Range is a spectacular seven kilometre long ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock. A classic walk starting with a warm-up then a steep climb, a high peak, a spectacular ridge walk, a gully descent and a river flat walk to complete the circuit.

The Walk in Detail

Walk route:  Neds Gully - Cooks Mill - Farmyard - North Jawbone - Cathedral Peak - Neds Peak - Neds Gully

From Cooks Mill car park there is a warm-up walk for about 1km up Cerebus Road, followed by a steep climb up a well marked track.  Before reaching the top, turn north and head around a gully to another track junction.

Follow the right hand track to detour to North Jawbone Peak. Return to the main track and continue north to the Cathedral Ridge. Follow the ridge to The Cathedral (Cathedral Peak) and then north again to Cathedral North, the highest point in the walk.

Return, and having passed The Cathedral again, find the steep rocky track east and down to Neds Saddle. Take care as this section can be slippery, especially in wet weather. Continue further east and up to Neds Peak, then on and down to rejoin Neds Gully Track.

Down in the Little River flat and before the river, turn right at the Little River Walking Track and head upstream (south) to the start at Cooks Mill car park.

Getting There

Start point: Cooks Mill car park, Cathedral Ranges State Park. Getting to the start: From Melbourne, take the Maroondah Highway through  Ringwood, Lilydale, Coldstream, Healesville, Narbethong and Buxton. Approximately 9km past Buxton, turn right (east) at the Cathedrals Sign (Brown Tourist sign) along Cathedral Lane.  After 2.6km turn right again (south) along Little River Road for a further 5.6km to Cooks Mill Site car park, just over the river and a short way up Cerebus Road on your right.

Walk Precautions

Good shoes or walking boots and walking poles. The walk along Cathedral Ridge is over rocky outcrops and requires good balance and agility as well as care. The track from Cathedral Ridge to Neds Saddle is steep and rocky and needs care.

Additional Information

Cooks Mill APV002 - Toilets APV008 - Picnic Table APV026 - Camping APV009 - Fireplace APV001 - Information

Neds Gully APV001 - Information APV002 - Toilets APV009 - Fireplace APV026 - Camping

North Central Victoria

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