Neds Gully Camping Area


Neds Gully Camping Area

Pitch a tent in the open woodlands of Neds Gully. Wake to the calls of lyrebird and the Little River babbling in the background.

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Set in open woodland by the Little River, Neds Gully is the perfect spot to escape and unwind with the family. Follow the Little River Trail for your chance to spot koalas.

For experienced hikers, it’s a great base to hike up to Neds Peak for panoramas across the Cathedral Range or to explore the challenging hikes throughout the park.

Neds Gully is suitable for walk-in tent camping only and is accessible via a short walk across a pedestrian bridge over Little River.

The campground is equipped with basic facilities including pit toilets, and fireplaces. Individual campsites cannot be reserved, please select your campsite(s) within the campground on arrival. Sites are not marked but are large enough for tents.

Things To Do

Easy walks for families - The Friends Nature Walk, Little River Walk, Messmate Walk, St Bernards Track

Short steep walks - Neds Gully Track, Neds Peak Track, Cathedral Peak Walk, Little Cathedral Track, Jawbone Creek Track

More challenging hikes - Cathedral Range Circuit Walk, Cathedral Range Northern Circuit Walk, Cathedral Range Southern Circuit Walk, South Jawbone Peak Walk, North Jawbone Peak Walk, Razorback Track. The Canyon Track and Wells Cave Track are not recommended for children, or anyone with a fear of heights and exposed cliffs.

A man leading a woman up through rocky terrain at Canyon Track

Canyon Walk

The short but challenging Canyon Walk ascends from the Sugarloaf Saddle Day Visitor Area to the mesmerising panoramas of Sugarloaf Peak (920m). Climb to the highest peak on the Sugarloaf Range, through open eucalypt forest, up rugged rock faces to see the jagged ridge stretch out before you.
A 10 year-old girl and her grandmother walk through the lush green valley next to Little River.

Friends Nature Trail

Suitable for families, this gentle 2km one-hour circuit walk is a great alternative to the more strenuous walks up on the Range. Crossing footbridges over Storm Creek and Little River, and passing the old sawmill, the trail is a fantastic place to take in the sights, sounds and smells of a Manna Gum forest. To access the walk, follow the signs from Cooks Mill campground.
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.
A woman leads her partner across the Razorback track surrounded by stunning views of the Rubicon Valley.

The Farmyard

This campground is accessible to hikers only. It is located off the unsealed Razorback Ridge Track at the base of South Jawbone Peak.

Wells Cave Track

Climb through open eucalypt forest via Wells Cave Walk, before scrambling through Wells Caves and rock-climbing to the highest point on the Range. Stand atop Sugarloaf Peak (920m) and see the rugged ridge of Cathedral Range stretch out before you.

How to get there

Neds Gully Camping Area

From Melbourne follow the Maroondah Highway to Buxton. Continue past Buxton for 9.5km and turn right into Cathedral Lane to find the park entrance 2.5km on your right.

Turn right again on to Little River Road, continue for 2.5km and Neds Gully Camping Area is on your right.




Need to know

Neds Gully Camping Area

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

    Cerberus Road, to Sugarloaf Saddle Carpark and Jawbone Carpark

    Cerberus Road, to Sugarloaf Saddle Carpark and Jawbone Carpark,  is currently in very poor condition.
    It is not recommended for two-wheel-drive, or low-clearance all-wheel-drive, vehicles.

    Tweed Spur Road, to Messmate Walking Track and Blue Range Road

    Tweed Spur Road, to Messmate Walking Track and Blue Range Road, is closed to vehicles due to storm impacts.
    It will remain closed to vehicles until road repairs are made.
    Walkers are permitted, and are advised to use caution due to changed road conditions. 

Similar experiences

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

Cooks Mill Camping Area

The camping area is located at the start of Lowerson Track off Little River Road just before it crosses the river. This shady campground is located among tall trees on the banks of Little River.
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