Walk Category: Day
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Healesville
Walk Area: Central Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 80 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2007
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).
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Fernshaw 1 Gas BBQ
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.
Map: Vicmap Juliet North 1:25,000
Walk Map Dom Dom Saddle - Carter Gap – Morley Track- Fernshaw: Grid distance: 1km; Contour Interval: 20m; Grid North to top.
Copyright State of Victoria, Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). Reproduced from Vicmap Juliet North with permission of DSE
Parks Victoria: Yarra Ranges National Park
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