Cathedral of Ferns Walk
Cathedral of Ferns Walk
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John N
Kirrawee, Australia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
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.
Written 4 August 2020
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Scentedlotus🌺
Sydney, Australia11,624 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
My Wilson, with its willows and ferns , is a hidden hideaway from the world. It's charm is not just its array of old grand sprawling houses, but moreover it is Ferny dells and woodlands , which to stroll in on a winters afternoon is to be accompanied by the haunting chimes of its resident Bell birds .. And if very lucky .. To spy upon a Lyre Bird, as it forages amoungst the red and gold leaf litter which carpets the paths! A Blue Mountains village which never fails to delight!
Written 11 July 2015
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Bruce P
Blue Mountains, Australia409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
This is a difficult attraction to rate. I could not decide whether to give it 4 dots or 5 dots.

The Cathedral of Ferns is located on the edge of the Cathedral Reserve Picnic Ground. It is basically a just 10 minute walk into the forest to a ferny glen. However, it is a very beautiful and relaxing walk.

Once you get into the forest it is just like being in a mini Jurassic Park. Although the Giant tree is only a few hundred feet into the walk, it was impossible to hear the large number of people in the picnic ground, or traffic on the road.

On returning to the picnic ground I guessed that many of the people there had come up from Sydney, or had driven from Katoomba or Leura on the other side of the Blue Mountains National Park. I am sure they all had multiple activities planned in the Mt Tomah - Mt Wilson area. I hope so, because I would not drive long distances just to take a short walk into a fern forest. There are so many options in the Blue Mountains.

But I would love to walk in a fern forest if I could team it up with a couple of other attractions. On this occasion, I also went to Windyridge Garden and had a stroll around
Mt Wilson village. This made the whole excursion well worthwhile.

In late April the gardens in this area are beautiful as the deciduous trees show their colours. Just a few kms down the road is the highly rated Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mt Tomah.

Finally, I decided to give this attraction 5 dots, because although I would not travel great distances to experience this alone, it makes a really good extra attraction. The Cathedral provides a good chance to enjoy nature with a minimum amount of effort. There is ample free parking in the picnic ground.

Trip Advisor readers will be glad to know that we were not troubled by raptors on our walk.
Written 25 April 2017
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Delarina
Aldona, India288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
We drove to Mount Wilson, just to enjoy the scenic country side. We parked our vehicle at the Cathedral Reserve camping ground and there is a board indicating the distance and direction of cathedral of ferns. It is a short trek and we saw many birds and the call of the lyre bird too. It can be a romantic walk, since the place is quite quiet, we only saw another couple there. It is an easy walk, and a person with walking difficulties too can do it.
Written 19 March 2015
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mousey84
Sydney, Australia210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
on a very wet, soggy day after weeks of rain, we visited Mt Wilson last weekend. It is always beautiful and at this time of the year there are many gardens open to the public highlighting the beautiful autumn colours of the deciduous trees. We did not do this. However, we did go to Cathedral Reserve and spend a couple of hours wandering around. The picnic ground itself has plenty of space for the kids to run around, barbecues and a shelter area, and the colours were magic. So were the mushrooms! Huge, colourful and many varieties. Fascinating! Surrounding the grounds is bushland, dry sclerophyll forest at one end, giving way to wet sclerophyll and rainforest at the other, which is where the cathedral of ferns is located. It is only a very short walk, somewhat slippery the day we were there, but stunning. You could walk it probably in about 5 min but we took perhaps half an hour, stopping to admire the beauty in the little things - lots of mushrooms here too! Well worth a visit
Written 8 May 2015
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aphpixels
948 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is always the best spot for a nice picnic and a spot for viewing autumn colours - it's become almost an annual ritual for us.

Definitely a worthwhile place to stop and have a picnic when you're up in Mt Wilson visiting the numerous gardens in the area.
Written 4 April 2018
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HeyJude49
Victoria, Australia139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
An unspoilt area of damp Blue Mountains forest that is easily walked by most people. Although it is on the side of a hill the walking track is has gentle grades. There is also a park across the road where camping is legal, if you want to stay for a day or two. The park also has picnic tables and pit toilets.
Written 24 November 2017
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Julie T
Sydney, Australia582 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We had one of those beautiful days in autumn to do this . A little damp underfoot and muddy but just lovely to see. The greenery is ever changing and the big tree that was struck by lightening is still very impressive.
Do yourself a favour, in Autumn or Spring visit Nooroo, private garden in Mt Wilson, just breathtaking. A small cost to enter.
Written 4 May 2016
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MalW
Sydney, Australia921 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
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.
Written 4 October 2020
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aphpixels
948 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Lovely spot for a picnic or to just view the beautiful autumn colours.

This is our second trip here and it seems it's our biannual getaway spot for when we want to see the lovely autumn colours.
Written 8 April 2017
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