The Friends Nature Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)


The Friends Nature Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Stroll through tall Manna Gum forests, past remnants of the heritage-listed Cooks Mill and its abandoned tramway, on this gentle family-friendly walk. Cross the Little River via the footbridge and spot koalas and colourful native birds. Keep your eyes and ears open for lyrebirds.

Leave your car at Cooks Mill, and follow the signs to the Friends Nature Walk. Interpretative signs are located along the trail highlighting features of the landscape, plants and wildlife. The Grade 2 circuit walk is 2km long and takes about 1 hour.

Visitor Tips: Combine your walk with a picnic or camping (bookings required) at Cooks Mill. Bookings are required for camping. Pit toilets, fireplaces, picnic tables and shelters are available. Firewood collection is prohibited and no drinking water is available, so please bring your own. No bins are provided. Please take all rubbish home with you for recycling or disposal. Download the Visitor Guide for more advice on safe and enjoyable walking in Cathedral Range State Park.

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

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The Friends Nature Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)



Need to know

The Friends Nature Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • 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.

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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