Baw Baw National Park
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- During weekdays from mid December 2017 to the end of January 2018 (excluding the Christmas/New Year period), visitors may experience delays on the Mt St Gwinear entrance road due to forestry operations in the State Forest. at Baw Baw National Park, Friday 1 December, 2017
- Established:April 1979
Covering a substantial part of the Baw Baw Plateau and sections of the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys, Baw Baw National Park offers colourful wildflowers in early summer and open grassy plains with Snow Gum woodlands.
Mount St Gwinear, Mount Erica and the Baw Baw Alpine Village are ideal bases for bushwalking.
The Thomson River downstream of the Thomson Dam offers some of the best white water rafting in Victoria. Several tour companies provide rafting tours all year round.
In winter, the park is ideal for ski touring and has a variety of marked trails to suit the skills of skiers. Trails can be followed from the St Gwinear car park on to the plateau or further to the Baw Baw Alpine Resort.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Gunaikurnai identify the Baw Baw National Park as their Traditional Country.
How to get there
The park is situated approximately 120 kilometres east of Melbourne and 50 kilometres north of the Latrobe Valley.
The main access to the plateau is from the Mount Erica and St Gwinear carparks along signposted roads off the Thomson Valley Road, north of Erica. The Baw Baw Alpine Resort which adjoins the park can be reached from the Princes Highway at Drouin by following the Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road.
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