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Cumberland Walk, Marysville

Tall trees, fern-fringed waterfalls and reminders of the rugged days of timber-cutting and gold mining make this walk a must for the whole family. Discover the arts and crafts of local towns before relaxing overnight at one of the many fine B&Bs.

Length: 4 kilometres
Walk: 2 hours
Track: Good
Grade: Moderate
Start: Cambarville Picnic Area
Finish: Cambarville Picnic Area
Nearby: Marysville.

Cumberland Walk starts at Cambarville picnic area, once the site of a sawmill and small township. Stroll through the forest to a stand of huge mountain ash, where you will find the tallest living tree known in Victoria. Measured at over 92 metres (or 300 feet) before a wild storm snapped its top off in 1959, 'The Big Tree' still soars to an incredible 84 metres (275 feet).

Continue on to cross the creek and road, and take a short sidetrack to Cora Lynn Falls. Framed by tree ferns and myrtle beech, the often-photographed waterfall splashes its way down to the mossy rocks below. Further on, the main track passes Cumberland Falls and follows an old water race constructed in 1870 to provide water to the nearby Sovereign Mine. Sovereign View Lookout offers a magnificent view down the valley towards Warburton.

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