Cathedral Ranges Overnight Adventure

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Availability : September
Ringwood Station Southern Entrance - Station Street
Taggerty & Marysville
Max People : 15
The Adventure
Cathedral Ranges Overnight Adventure

***Minimum of 5 people required***

The Hiking Society in collaboration with Hiked Adventures is proud to bring you this incredible Cathedral Ranges Overnight Adventure.

Day One – Cathedral Ranges Northern Circuit – 12kms

We start our adventure at the Cooks Mill campsite and exploring the always popular Cathedral Ranges Northern Circuit which is commonly referred to as Victoria’s best day hike. 

Heading west along a track that will take us to Ned’s Gully, we will then head beginning our gradual ascent to Ned’s Peak where the views of the surrounding areas are at an all-time high.

It is at this point where the formed path disappears for a period of time and you’ll be required to rock hop along the Ridge Line Track to the popular Farmyard; which is a great spot for an extended break. The highlight of this section is you’ll get 360 views of surrounding towns such as Kinglake, Buxton, Taggerty and Marysville. On a clear day, there is no better place to be.

Water sources are scarce on the trail but we’ve got you covered as we will supply you with all the water, snacks and fresh fruit you’ll need to last you the entire adventure.

Finishing up at the Farmyard, we’ll make our way down the long winding path to the bottom and then up to the Jawbone carpark. From there, we’ll follow the path back to the trailhead at Cooks Mill just in time for a lovely cooked BBQ dinner and a campfire.

Day Two – Keppel Lookout via Steavenson Falls – 15kms

After having a delicious, cooked breakfast at Cooks Mill, we’ll pack up our gear and make our way into Marysville to hike the Keppel Lookout via Steavenson Falls track. The jewel in the crown of Marysville trails, this follows a well-formed track to the popular Steavenson Falls where you’ll be able to view the falls from both the lower and upper platforms.

We’ll also visit Keppel Lookout where, much like the Cathedral Ranges the day before, you’ll get incredible views of the greater Marysville area and the Cathedral Ranges.

Once we have completed this hike, we’ll head into town where you’ll have the opportunity to purchase lunch at The Duck Inn pub before heading back to Melbourne.

Track Grading

We deem these hikes to be a Grade Four (Cathedral Ranges Northern Circuit) and Grade Three (Keppel Lookout via Steavenson Falls) hike in accordance with the Australian Walking Track Grading System.

To find out more about this Grading System, click here.

  • Grade Three: “recommended for people with some bushwalking experience”
  • Grade Four: “recommended for experienced bushwalkers” 

Re: the Cathedral Ranges Northern Circuit – This hike includes a consistently steep hike up to the range and then requires both hiking and rock scrambling across the Ridge Line where the track is never flat. Our guides are there to support and lead you but you will need strong fitness to hike potentially 6-7 hours across this type of terrain. If you are unsure, just coming back to hiking or recovering from injury/surgery please contact us to chat about whether this hike is suitable for you.


Saturday – Sunday, August 31-September 1st, 2019

Departure & Return Location

Price Includes

  • Experienced & Knowledgeable Guides
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Day One Lunch & Dinner Provided
  • Day Two Breakfast
  • Fruit, Muesli Bars & Water
  • First Aid & Insurance
  • Sleeping Bag & Mat, and Tent

Price Excludes

  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Day Two Lunch

What To Bring

  • Day Pack
  • Lightweight Clothing
  • Warm Clothing For The Evening
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots or Trail Runners
  • Drink Bottle or Hydration Bladder - We'll Supply You With Water
  • Any Other Personal Belongings