Dispersed bush camping is permitted on the Baw Baw Plateau. The Plateau is a fuel stove only area - no solid fuel fires are permitted. The Aberfeldy River camping area is accessed from the historic township of Walhalla or across the dam wall of the Thomson Reservoir. Access to the…
Baw Baw National Park
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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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The Aberfeldy River camping area is accessed from the historic township of Walhalla or across the dam wall of the Thomson Reservoir, and can be reached by car. When camping you should be fully self sufficient with food, water and camping equipment. Campers should be aware that the weather can…
The hunting of Sambar Deer only by method of stalking is seasonally permitted in a section of the park. Before undertaking this activity, seek further information from Parks Victoria or the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and ensure that you hold a current Victorian game licence.
The Thomson and Aberfeldy Rivers are an excellent location to try your luck at fly fishing. Check your Fishing Guide for seasons and regulations and ensure that you hold a current Victorian fishing licence.
Beardmores is a great spot for launching into the river for canoeing or whitewater rafting. The related publication is a general guide to the park including a map locating Beardmores.
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