Cathedral Peak Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)


Cathedral Peak Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Clamber over boulders along this challenging track to reach the 840m-high Cathedral Peak. At the top, your reward will be stunning views over the Acheron River Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for satin bowerbirds, koalas and lyrebirds as you leave Neds Gully.

Energetic walkers can make a detour to Little Cathedral Peak for fantastic views of the surrounding landscape. Make the ascent to Cathedral Peak in spring and see the landscape come alive with the flowering of native orchids.

This rocky challenging Grade 4 track is suitable for fit hikers with some bushwalking experience. It rises steeply from Neds Saddle in a westerly direction to the southern slope of Cathedral Peak, then heads north to the peak. From here, extend your walk by continuing north along the Ridge Track to the junction with Little Cathedral Track. Continue to Little Cathedral or return to Neds Saddle along the Little Cathedral Track. Keep to defined, marked walking tracks and do not cut corners.

Visitor Tips: Check the weather conditions before setting out, and allow plenty of daylight to complete your walk. The weather on the range can change quickly and there is no shelter, so ensure you are well-equipped, and wear appropriate clothing including sturdy hiking footwear. Carry sufficient water to stay hydrated (there are no natural water sources on the trail). Phone signals are unreliable – hikers should consider carrying a radio or personal locator beacon, and don’t forget to communicate your intentions to friends or relatives before setting out. Download the Visitor Guide for more advice on safe and enjoyable walking in Cathedral Range State Park.

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Cathedral Peak Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

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Cathedral Peak Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No bicycles


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

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. 

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