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Cathedral of Ferns Walk

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Cathedral of Ferns Walk

17 Reviews
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MalW wrote a review Oct 2020
Sydney, Australia932 contributions88 helpful votes
Not the most amazing walk, but ok to try if in the area. Some ferns trees appears to be dying and the Giant Tree is half dead after a lightning strike. Beware toilets in the area are in a very bad state! No place to buy food or water so make sure to bring your own.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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John N wrote a review Aug 2020
Kirrawee, Australia27 contributions7 helpful votes
Beautiful and unique area of cool climate rainforest with many spectacular ferns and trees. Signage could be better but we enjoyed finding our way around. A bit muddy and slippery after rain so wear appropriate footwear.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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AndrewAlternate wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York206 contributions46 helpful votes
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This walk is very beautiful in during the early morning hours as the morning sun breaks through the ferns. Walk takes about 15 minutes and is free.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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JElliot32 wrote a review Feb 2019
New South Wales, Australia2,820 contributions926 helpful votes
The Cathedral of Ferns is an area of wet forest a short distance beyond Mt Wilson village. The location is stunningly beautiful and tranquil, and is dominated by majestic stands of tree ferns and rainforest trees, some of which are true giants of the forest. Just as impressive are the masses of scrambling vines, some as thick as bloated Boa Constrictors. Not exactly sure why the place likened to a cathedral - though it definitely has an awe-inspiring quality and, for those so inclined, I can see how it could inspire a 'closer to God' kind of experience. The track can be overgrown in parts and can get squishy and slippery underfoot. Not sure if snakes are a hazard here but leeches certainly can be.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Jaslyn S wrote a review Oct 2018
Sydney, Australia18 contributions3 helpful votes
We weren't sure where the 'cathedral' was, I thought it would be a clearing of some sort, maybe we missed it but I think it's just the whole area of ferns. It's a very nice place overall, but honestly not that much to it, a small area. As for the Giant tree, the tree trunk is big itself, but the rest of tree is gone! Struck by lightning a few years ago. I advise to walk around the Campsite on the other side of the road (walk in the direction of Mt Irvine). Lots of fairy wrens hopping along the path in front of us, very cute.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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