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Cathedral of Ferns Giant

ABOUT: For woodland photography this 30 minute walk through giant ferns and trees is worthwhile. The large Messmate tree was recently hit by lightning but is still an impressive site growing out of the fauna below, not quite Sequoia standard but close. The walks around the Cathedral Reserve are also worth exploring with large eucalyptus and gum pockets as well as colourful trees in the autumn.

PHOTO EQUIPMENT TO BRING: A wide lens for capturing panoramas in the woods or looking up at the large trees but a standard lens is useful as well as a macro for details on the forest floor.

GETTING TO THE SPOT/S: Follow the main road through Mount Wilson towards Mount Irvine or the Cathedral reserve signposts. Park in the reserve and look out for the Cathedral of Ferns signs. You will cross the road to get onto the main trail.