Cathedral Range State Park

Cathedral Range State Park

Cathedral Range State Park


Cathedral Range State Park

Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Taungurung Traditional Owners have to Cathedral Range State Park, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

The jagged ridges of the Cathedral Range offer spectacular views and some of the best hiking in the state. Take a gentle walk along the Friends Nature Trail or prepare to tackle the rugged and challenging Razorback Trail or circuit routes. Either way you won't forget the awesome views.

Spend a night under the stars in the company of native wildlife such as kangaroos and lyrebirds. Camp by the ruins of Cooks Mill or escape the crowds at The Farmyard hike-in camping area. There are easy walks including the Friends Nature Trail and the tranquil Little River Walk.

Experienced walkers can tackle the Razorback Trail or take an overnight hike through Cathedral Range State Park. Follow the Southern or Northern Circuit through open forest and up rocky ridges for breathtaking views across the park.

There's also rock climbing for beginners and experts. Practice bouldering at The Boulders or try the tricky Sugarloaf Saddle or North Jawbone. A small stand of the world's tallest flowering tree, the Mountain Ash, can be found at Sugarloaf Saddle. Some of these amazing plants approach 90m in height.

Things to do in the area

Two Grandparents and a mother sit by the camp fire while a young child plays in the background.

Camping in Cathedral Range

Spend a night under the stars, and wake up to the rugged ridge of the spectacular Cathedral Range.
A 10 year-old girl and her grandmother walk through the lush green valley next to Little River.

Friends Nature Trail

Suitable for families, this gentle 2km one-hour circuit walk is a great alternative to the more strenuous walks up on the Range. Crossing footbridges over Storm Creek and Little River, and passing the old sawmill, the trail is a fantastic place to take in the sights, sounds and smells of a Manna Gum forest. To access the walk, follow the signs from Cooks Mill campground.
A mother and young daughter walk across Sugarloaf Saddle in magnifficent panoramic views either side of them.

Razorback Trail

This track links The Farmyard to Sugarloaf Peak. It crosses exposed rocky outcrops. Look for the markers to help you keep to the track This walk is rated hard with an expected duration of two hours.
A woman in a purple shirt scrambles up through rocky terrain along the path.

Sugarloaf Saddle

Park information, picnic ground, parking and toilets are available at Sugarloaf Saddle, which is the starting point for walks such as Canyon Track and Wells Cave Track.

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.

If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.

Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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Cathedral Range State Park

When to go

Cooks Mill and Neds Gully provide lovely shady sites beside the river, perfect for a summer camping trip.

Camping & accommodation

Advance bookings and payment for camping are required year round for Neds Gully and Cooks Mill. No fees apply to Farmyard campground.


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Need to know

Cathedral Range State Park

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.

  • Cathedral Range State Park

    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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    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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