Cathedral Range State Park

Cathedral Range State Park

Cathedral Range State Park

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Cathedral Range State Park

Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Taungurung Traditional Owners have to Cathedral Range State Park, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

The jagged ridges of the Cathedral Range offer spectacular views and some of the best hiking in the state. Take a gentle walk along the Friends Nature Trail or prepare to tackle the rugged and challenging Razorback Trail or circuit routes. Either way you won't forget the awesome views.

Spend a night under the stars in the company of native wildlife such as kangaroos and lyrebirds. Camp by the ruins of Cooks Mill or escape the crowds at The Farmyard hike-in camping area. There are easy walks including the Friends Nature Trail and the tranquil Little River Walk.

Experienced walkers can tackle the Razorback Trail or take an overnight hike through Cathedral Range State Park. Follow the Southern or Northern Circuit through open forest and up rocky ridges for breathtaking views across the park.

There's also rock climbing for beginners and experts. Practice bouldering at The Boulders or try the tricky Sugarloaf Saddle or North Jawbone. A small stand of the world's tallest flowering tree, the Mountain Ash, can be found at Sugarloaf Saddle. Some of these amazing plants approach 90m in height.

Things to do in the area

 
Two Grandparents and a mother sit by the camp fire while a young child plays in the background.

Camping in Cathedral Range

Spend a night under the stars, and wake up to the rugged ridge of the spectacular Cathedral Range.
A mother and young daughter walk across Sugarloaf Saddle in magnifficent panoramic views either side of them.

Razorback Trail

This track links The Farmyard to Sugarloaf Peak. It crosses exposed rocky outcrops. Look for the markers to help you keep to the track This walk is rated hard with an expected duration of two hours.
A woman in a purple shirt scrambles up through rocky terrain along the path.

Sugarloaf Saddle

Park information, picnic ground, parking and toilets are available at Sugarloaf Saddle, which is the starting point for walks such as Canyon Track and Wells Cave Track.

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.


If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.


Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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Cathedral Range State Park

When to go

Cooks Mill and Neds Gully provide lovely shady sites beside the river, perfect for a summer camping trip.

Camping & accommodation

Advance bookings and payment for camping are required year round for Neds Gully and Cooks Mill. No fees apply to Farmyard campground.
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Need to know

Cathedral Range State Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Cathedral Range State Park

    Temporarily closed

    Neds Gully Campground and Neds Gully pedestrian suspension bridge are temporarily closed until further notice. Northern circuit tracks can be accessed from Little River Track via Cooks Mill Campground. Alternative camping is available at Cooks Mill Campground

    Closure

    The Friends Nature Trail remains closed due to fire damage.

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