Sugarloaf Saddle Day Visitor Area (Cathedral Range State Park)


Sugarloaf Saddle Day Visitor Area (Cathedral Range State Park)

Sugar Loaf Saddle is an ideal spot to stop for a family picnic in the shade of Messmate forest. Work up an appetite by walking up Sugarloaf Peak and see the Cathedral Range stretch away before you. Take the easy option of following the Canyon Track or challenge yourself and climb along the Wells Cave Track.

Rock climbers flock to the crags of Sugarloaf Saddle which offers opportunities for all levels of ability of climbing and bouldering enthusiasts. Please contact a licensed rock climbing guide for more information about routes and tours.

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Sugarloaf Saddle Day Visitor Area (Cathedral Range State Park)



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Sugarloaf Saddle Day Visitor Area (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No camping
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed


  • Terrain hazards
    • Steep track
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Vehicles
    • 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.

Tweed Spur Road - Seasonal Closure

Tweed Spur Road in Cathedral Range State Park is subject to a seasonal closure. The closure will remain in place until the end of October but may be extended due to seasonal conditions.

Cooks Mill, Little River Rd, Cathedral Range SP bridge replacement

The road bridge at Cooks Mill Camping Area is being replaced, with work anticipated to take place from 05  October to 12 November 2020. Camping will continue to be available within the western section of Cooks Mill campground, however vehicle access to the camping area will be from the southern end of the park (via Mount Margaret Rd from Buxton-Marysville Rd). The eastern section of Cooks Mill campground (adjacent to Tweed Spur Track) will be closed as will The Friends Nature Walk and Messmate Track. There may also be some noise in the vicinity of the camping area.

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