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Night Owls - Naturewise

6 days ago from Marko SanovicParks Victoria

Location: Baw Baw National Park

Night Owls - Naturewise

6 days ago from Marko SanovicParks Victoria

Location: Baw Baw National Park

Night Owls - Naturewise

6 days ago from Marko SanovicParks Victoria

Location: Baw Baw National Park

Night Owls - Naturewise

6 days ago from Marko SanovicParks Victoria

Location: Baw Baw National Park

Mustering Flat

2 years ago from Mark Heuston

Location: Baw Baw National Park

Baw Baw NP - Photo: Kelby Douglas.

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Baw Baw National Park

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Barbeque
Camp fires
Camping
Canoeing
Fishing
Horse riding
Hunting
Long walk / Multi day walk
Medium walk / Day walk
Picnicking
Rock climbing/abseiling
Scenic drive
Short walk
Sight-seeing
Skiing (cross country)
Snow play
White water rafting

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.

Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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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Camping

Dispersed bush camping is permitted on the Baw Baw Plateau. The Plateau is a fuel stove only area - no…

Aberfeldy River Camping Area

The Aberfeldy River camping area is accessed from the historic township of Walhalla or across the dam wall of the…

Hunting

The hunting of Sambar Deer only by method of stalking is seasonally permitted in a section of the park. Before…

fishing

Fishing

The Thomson and Aberfeldy Rivers are an excellent location to try your luck at fly fishing. Check your Fishing Guide…

canoe

Beardmores

Beardmores is a great spot for launching into the river for canoeing or whitewater rafting. The related publication is a…

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Facilities Summary

  • Campsites
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark

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Night Owls

7 May 2014 1:00pm - 9 May 2014 2:00pm

Victoria is home to four large forest owls including the Powerful Owl, Barking Owl, Masked Owl and sooty Owl. Three of the four species, Powerful, Masked and Sooty Owls have been recorded in the southern foothills of the Victorian Alps, a stunning landscape of international significance. These magnificent creatures of…

Park Statistics

Established

April 1979

Area

13530ha

Contact information

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