There are two toboggan runs. Toboggans will not be available for hire from the Parks Victoria this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Visitors are advised to hire them from nearby Erica or Rawson. Alternatively, if you intend to bring your own toboggan, remember that only plastic moulded toboggans are allowed on the runs.
Snowshoeing is permitted on the ski trail network. Snow shoes are either BYO or hire from suppliers. There is a short Winter Walking Track leading to a lookout that starts at the St Gwinear carpark and extends approximately 600m (1.2km return).
Cross country skiing
Mount St Gwinear, located on the Baw Baw Plateau, offers 12km of cross country trails, with the first Main Trail departing from the Mount St Gwinear car park. There is a loop that visitors can undertake accessing 5 trails. These trails are called Cascades Trail, Saints Trail, Tullicoutty Trail and Gwinear Trail. There is an access point on the Saints Trail at Phillack Saddle to link onto a cross country ski trail (Tanjil) for those accessing the Baw Baw Resort Alpine Village.
Dispersed camping is permitted on the Baw Baw Plateau except in the Reference Area Zone and within 20 metres of streams and alpine bogs.
Shelter facilities including the warm room and change room will be closed.
This is a basic visitor site so we are encouraging all visitors to be self-sufficient.
A food van offering a limited range will operate in peak periods. They will adhere to strict hygiene measures and contactless payment system.
If the St Gwinear car park is full, delay your visit. Do not join vehicle queues or park illegally.
During the winter season please check www.ski.com.au for the latest snow, road and weather reports for Mount St Gwinear.
Things to do in the area
Baw Baw Plateau
Camping in Baw Baw National Park
How to get there
Mount St Gwinear
No charge to enter the park
No charge for car parking
When you're there
Be prepared and stay safe
What to bring:
We recommend you wear protective glasses or sunglasses as the conditions can be quite glary.
Wear appropriate wind and waterproof clothing and footwear
Apply sunscreen to protect yourself from sun glare and/or windburn.
Bring water to keep hydrated
Limited food and beverages will be available for purchase on weekends and daily during school holidays
The Mount St Gwinear Road is a declared hazardous road during winter (bus drivers require an appropriate licence). Snow chains must be carried during the declared ski season and fitted when and where directed.
Chains can be hired from a number of outlets from Rawson and Erica which are the last townships before Mount St Gwinear
Need to know
Mount St Gwinear
Visiting a park can be more of a challenge for people with disabilities, however in Victoria there are a wide range of facilities to help people of all abilities enjoy our wonderful parks around the state.
Heated shelter room
Toilets with disabled facilities
Two toboggan runs
12km of cross country trails
Professional ski patrol
Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available on weekends and school holidays from a food van.
Assistance dogs are welcome in Parks Victoria parks and reserves. Entry requirements apply for parks and reserves that are usually dog prohibited, such as national parks.
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Mount Erica Carpark (Baw Baw National Park)
Firebreak Track (between O'Sheas and Mt Erica Road)Firebreak Track between O'Sheas and Mt Erica Road is overgrown with trees down making the track hard to negotiate. Please be aware of the local hazards when using the track.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Ground shooting operations targeting deerGround control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)Buchan Caves ReserveBurrowa-Pine MountainCape Conran Coastal ParkCape Liptrap Coastal ParkCabbage Tree Creek Flora ReserveErrinundra National ParkLake Tyers State ParkLakes National ParkBaw Baw National ParkMount Buffalo National ParkMount Mittamatite Regional ParkMount Mitta Mitta Flora ReserveMount Lawson State ParkMount Granya State ParkMountain Creek Education AreaPheasant Creek Flora ReserveWabba Wilderness ParkWilsons Promontory National ParkFor more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.