Dom Dom Saddle - Fernshaw - Bushwalking Victoria

Dom Dom Saddle - Fernshaw Yarra Ranges National Park

3.8/5 rating (16 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:  80 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2007

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

Walk Description

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).

Walk Map

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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.

Further Information

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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