Little River Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)


Little River Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Follow the appropriately named Little River through tall messmate forest on this gentle walk. Listen for lyrebirds imitating the sounds of the bush and look for koalas snoozing overhead or feasting on the leaves of Manna Gums.

This is an easy Grade 3 walk of 2.7km which takes around 45 minutes one-way. The walks links Cooks Mill with Neds Gully Camping Area. Stop at Cooks Mill for a picnic or to explore to see remnants of a once-thriving timber mill that produced ships’ masts.

Restrictions: Please note this trail is for walkers only (no bicycles, pets or horses).

How to get there

Little River Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Need to know

Little River Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Water hazards
    • Flash flooding
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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.

Arborist works at Cathedral Range State Park

Contractors will be undertaking tree works during the week of 10th December to 15th December within the the Cathedral Range State Park.

Affected areas include:
- Neds Gully Camping Area
- Cooks Mill Camping Area
- Jawbone Carpark

Some campsites will be closed off however the Campgrounds will remain open during this time. Please be aware there will be increased traffic and noise from machinery during the hours of 8am - 5pm.

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. 

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.

Little River Road

Little River Road has been impacted by flooding. The edges of the road are soft, with deep gutters in places. Please drive with caution.

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