Melbourne Playgrounds  Directory Melbourne Playgrounds Outside Melbourne  Melbourne Playgrounds North Central 


Taggerty - Cathedral Range State Park



The Cathedral Range is a spectacular seven kilometre rugged, rocky ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock.

A variety of walking tracks ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging offer the opportunity to explore the park’s main features and climb the peaks to enjoy views of the forests and farmland in the valley below.

Activities in the park include:
  • Picnicking – Enjoy a picnic by Little River at Neds Gully or Cooks Mill camping areas.
  • Walking - Walking tracks lead to all the major features of the park and vary in difficulty from an easy stroll around the Friends Nature Trail to the more challenging, steep and exposed Ridge Track.
  • Cycling is permitted on public roads throughout the park. Cycling is not permitted on walking tracks and management vehicle tracks.
  • Rock climbing - There are rock climbing areas available for all levels of ability from the beginners’ area at The Boulders near Sugarloaf Saddle, to the many challenging climbing routes on North Jawbone. For climbing information, consult A Rock Climbers Guide to Eastern Victoria by the Victorian Climbing Club.
  • Camping - Camping is available at Cooks Mill with walk-in camping at Neds Gully and The Farmyard. Cooks Mill has sites suitable for a small number of caravans. Camping fees apply and a permit is required for Neds Gully and Cooks Mill camping areas.

Walking tracks
Neds Gully Track - 1 hr - Medium
Starts near the camping area and leads up Neds Gully to Neds Saddle. From Neds Saddle the tracks lead to Cathedral Peak, Little Cathedral, Neds Peak and The Farmyard.

Cathedral Peak Track – 45 mins - Hard
Rises steeply from Neds Saddle in a westerly direction to the southern slope of Cathedral Peak, and then heads north to the peak. From here, continue north along the ridge (Ridge Track) to the junction with Little Cathedral Track. Continue to Little Cathedral or return to Neds Saddle along the Little Cathedral Track.

Little Cathedral Track - 1 hr – Hard
Head north from Neds Saddle Carpark to Little Cathedral Peak.

Neds Peak Track - 15 mins - Medium
Neds Peak Track leads from Neds Saddle to Neds Peak.

Ridge Track - 2 hrs - Hard
This track travels along the ridgeline from The Farmyard to Cathedral and Little Cathedral Peaks. It crosses exposed rocky outcrops. Look for markers to help keep to the track.

Saint Bernards Track - 45 mins - Medium
This track starts at Cooks Mill and leads to Jawbone Carpark and Jawbone Creek Track.

Jawbone Creek Track 1 hr – Medium
This track starts at Jawbone Carpark on Cerberus Road and climbs steeply to The Farmyard. The added challenge is to count the number of steps.

North Jawbone Track - 20 mins - Medium
This track branches from Jawbone Creek Track just below The Farmyard and leads to North Jawbone Peak.

Razorback Track - 2 hrs - Hard
This track links The Farmyard to Sugarloaf Peak. It crosses exposed rocky outcrops. Look for markers to help you keep to the track.

Canyon Track - 30 mins - Hard
This track climbs from Sugarloaf Saddle Day Visitor Area to Sugarloaf Peak. Although not easy, it is less challenging than the Wells Cave approach.

South Jawbone Track - 10 min - Medium
Walk south through The Farmyard in the direction of Sugarloaf Peak. South Jawbone Track is signposted on the left and leads to South Jawbone Peak.

Wells Cave Track - 30 mins - Very Hard – Ascent only
This track climbs north from Sugarloaf Saddle Day Visitor Area to Sugarloaf Peak, the highest point on the range and is a challenging approach. Avoid this track if you are uncomfortable in high open and exposed places. Not recommended to carry backpacks or small children.

Messmate Track – 1.5hrs –Medium
This new track connects Sugarloaf Saddle Day Visitor Area to Cooks Mill Heritage Site and camping area via Tweed Spur Road.

Little River Track - 40 mins - Easy
This is an easy walk along the river between Neds Gully and Cooks Mill camping areas.

The Friends Nature Trail - 1 hr - Easy
This is an easy circuit walk through Manna Gum forest with scenic footbridges over Storm Creek and Little River. Follow the signs from Cooks Mill.

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


Address | Contact


Cathedral Lane,  Taggerty 3714, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X910 Ref: T10

Web Links


Link Cathedral Range State Park - Park Note (PDF)

Link Cathedral Range State Park Map (PDF)

Link The Best Family Activities in the Yarra Valley



  Reader Feedback  

No feedback yet (be the first..)

  Add Your Comments  


 1,200
characters left

BACK TO PREVIOUS PAGEView More in this Topic | View More in Taggerty   TOP OF THIS PAGE



Melbourne Playgrounds  Directory Melbourne Playgrounds Outside Melbourne  Melbourne Playgrounds North Central 



Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram


Featured..
Little Red Train
View  Little Red Train
Little Red Train is Melbourne's first (and only) fixed site trackless train which runs .. | View


Merryl's Mosaics Kids Parties (Caulfield South)
View Merryl's Mosaics Kids Parties (Caulfield South)
Merryl's Mosiacs has a number of fantastic party options for you to choose .. | View


Water Play Spaces in Melbourne and Victoria
View  Water Play Spaces in Melbourne and Victoria
Until the next Ice Age starts, Melbourne will continue to experience periods of very hot .. | View


Comparison of Aquatic Centres in Melbourne and Geelong
View  Comparison of Aquatic Centres in Melbourne and Geelong
The following table is a summary of the cost, location and facilities in every Aquatic .. | View


The Ultimate Guide for Kids Parties in Melbourne
View The Ultimate Guide for Kids Parties in Melbourne
Your son or daughter's birthday is fast approaching and the anxiety level is increasing .. | View


Activities Featured
Top 50 Playgrounds in Melbourne and Geelong
View Top 50 Playgrounds in Melbourne and Geelong
We have reviewed every playground in Melbourne and Geelong and these are the pick of the .. | View


List of Mini Golf courses in Melbourne and Victoria
View  List of Mini Golf courses in Melbourne and Victoria
Dressed in our plus fours and with a Callaway putter under our arms, we took our .. | View


200 Things for Families and Kids to do in Melbourne
View 200 Things for Families and Kids to do in Melbourne
Melbourne is a wonderful city for kids and families because there are so many activities, .. | View


Restaurants/Cafes/Hotels with Playgrounds
View Restaurants/Cafes/Hotels with Playgrounds
Sometimes it is nice to let the kids run riot in a playground area while you relax at a .. | View


TRAINS, TRAINs, TRAIns, TRAins, TRains, Trains, trains......
View   TRAINS, TRAINs, TRAIns, TRAins, TRains, Trains, trains......
All young kids like Thomas and his friends. Melbourne is bursting to the seams with train .. | View



Fast Find

Enter post code or suburb
Select a search radius


Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram