Neds Gully – Chapel Hill – Cooks Mill - Neds Gully - Bushwalking Victoria

Neds Gully – Chapel Hill – Cooks Mill - Neds Gully

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  • Walk Length: 10 km
  • Walk duration: 5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Neds Gully – Chapel Hill – Cooks Mill - Neds Gully

Walk Summary

Much of this walk is not on a defined walking track, and is therefore suitable only for experienced walkers competent and confident with navigating in challenging terrain using map, compass and GPS.

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

Much of this walk is not on a defined walking track, and is therefore should only be attempted by very experienced walkers competent and confident with navigating in challenging terrain using map, compass and GPS.  Cathedral Range State Park was severely burnt in the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009, and therefore this walk will have additional challenges of vigourous re-growth and fallen trees

 

Walk route:  Neds Gully - Chapel Hill - Cooks Mill - Neds Gully

The walk starts at the Neds Gully Car Park and heads due east climbing up Knobby Spur to Chapel Hill a total climb of approx 380 metres. Most of the terrain is open bush but near the top of Knobby Spur there is a section of rock scrambling requiring reasonable care.

Along Knobby Spur there are great views to the north. Then further on towards Chapel Hill there are great views of the Cathedrals. From Chapel Hill we take a basically open ridge down to Cooks Mill. The walk thus far is not on a set walking track. From Cooks Mill we follow the Little River walking track back to Neds Gully.

Walk Map

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Getting There

Where do we start?: Neds Gully Car park, Cathedral Ranges State Park

How do we get to the start?: Drive to Healesville then follow Maroondah Highway north east through Narbethong, and Buxton and turn right (east) at the Cathedrals Sign (Brown Tourist sign) along Cathedral Lane, turn right again (south) along Little River Road for 2.7 km. Neds Gully main car-park is on the left.  Avoid the 15 minute restricted parking area.

Further Information

Maps:  Cathedral Range Outdoor Leisure Map July 1993

Parks Victoria Cathedral Range State Park; park map

Mobile phone coverage information

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