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Baw Baw National Park

Alpine water skink
from Nick Shaw
from Nick Shaw
Ice Gums
Sun through the snowgums on the racetrack (ab
from David Hood
Queen's Birthday weekend snow on the main tra
from David Hood
Snow at Mount St Gwinear
from Parks Victoria
Rain Forest
from Wayne
Mt Erica
from Wayne
Old growth rain forest
from Wayne
Night Owls - Naturewise
from Parks Victoria
Night Owls - Naturewise
from Parks Victoria
Night Owls - Naturewise
from Parks Victoria
Night Owls - Naturewise
from Parks Victoria
Mustering Flat
from Mark Heuston
Baw Baw NP - Photo: Kelby Douglas.
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Change of conditions

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  • Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Map 30: Baw Baw National Park for locations of the closures. at Baw Baw National Park, Wednesday 8 May, 2019
  • 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 at Baw Baw National Park, Sunday 27 January, 2019

Park Statistics

Camp fires
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

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.

Mount St Gwinear snow report 


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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Popular things to do

  • Mount St Gwinear in Winter Mount St Gwinear is a family friendly snow attraction with free entry which offers toboggan runs, cross country trails, a…

  • Rockclimbing and abseiling There is the opportunity for rockclimbing and abseiling at Mushroom Rocks.

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

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