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Horse riding
Long walk / Multi day walk
Medium walk / Day walk
Rock climbing/abseiling
Scenic drive
Short walk
Skiing (cross country)
Snow play
White water rafting
Camp fires


Dispersed bush camping is permitted on the Baw Baw Plateau. The Plateau is a fuel stove only area – no solid fuel fires are permitted and collecting firewood prohibited in…

Walking and hiking

Short walks or longer hikes are some of the best ways to explore the park. There are many kilometres of walking tracks traversing pristine sub-alpine plant communities and unique landscapes.…

Cross country skiing

Baw Baw National Park is renowned for its cross country skiing. With elevations of up to 1500 metres in the park, snow can be expected from June to September. There…


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…


Horses may only be ridden on Low Saddle Track (seasonally) and the Old Tramway adjacent to the Thomson Valley Road. Horse riding is not permitted elsewhere in the park. Horse…


The Thomson River provides for canoeing and rafting on Grade 3 water. The best river levels depend on water releases from the Thomson Dam. Canoes can be launched at Beardmores…

Tobogganing and snowplay

St Gwinear is a popular destination for families seeking a fun day in the snow. There are two graded toboggan runs, and areas suitable for building a snow angel or…

Scenic drives

Roads throughout the area are narrow and winding offering marvellous scenery with panoramic views. Care should be taken when driving as many of the roads are regularly used by logging…


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…

White water rafting

Great spots for launching into the river for whitewater rafting include Beardmores and the Narrows.

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