Baw Baw National Park
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- The Australian Alps Trail is closed from Stronachs Camp at Thomson Valley Road to Mt Victor at Walhalla Road until further notice due to fire activity in the area. For latest information on fires go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au at Baw Baw National Park, Sunday 27 January, 2019
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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