Neds Gully – Cathedral Peak – Neds Peak - Neds Gully - Bushwalking Victoria

Neds Gully – Cathedral Peak – Neds Peak - Neds Gully

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  • Walk Length: 10 km
  • Walk duration: 6 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Neds Gully – Cathedral Peak – Neds Peak - Neds Gully

Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Buxton or Taggerty

Walk Area: North Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  122 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2007

Walk Details Provided ByDiamond Valley Bushwalking Club & Koonung Bushwalking Club

Walk Description

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.

Walk Map

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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.

Further Information


  • Cathedral Range Outdoor Leisure Map
  • Printed VicMap Topographic Maps T8023-3-2-1, T8023-2-3-4, t8023-2-4-3 and T8023-3-1-2
  • VicMap: Online purchase and download of 1:30,000 topographic maps

Parks Victoria Cathedral Range State Park; park map

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