Mt St Gwinear in Baw Baw National Park

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Mount St Gwinear

Baw Baw National Park

Mount St Gwinear is a family friendly snow attraction with free entry which offers toboggan runs, cross country trails, a snowplay area and a heated shelter room.  Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available from a food van on weekends and school holidays.

Things to see and do


Tobogganing

There are two toboggan runs.  Toboggans can be hired from the Parks Victoria office on site for a cost of $4 per hour with a $10 refundable deposit. Additional hours will be taken out of the deposit. Cash only.

If you intend to bring your own toboggan, remember that only plastic moulded toboggans are allowed on the runs.

Snowshoeing

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.

Snow camping

Dispersed camping is permitted on the Baw Baw Plateau except in the Reference Area Zone and within 20 metres of streams and alpine bogs.

Things to do in the area

 
Snowgums on the Baw Baw Plateau.

Baw Baw Plateau

The Baw Baw Plateau features extensive sub-alpine woodlands dominated by Snow Gum with a scrubby understorey of Mueller’s Bush-pea, Alpine Pepper and Dusty Daisy-bush.
A middle aged couple walk through Mushroom Rocks on a cold winters day with snow on the ground.

Mushroom Rocks

Discover a maze of giant granite tors at Mushroom Rocks.
Two friends explore JB Plain after spending the night camping out.

Camping in Baw Baw National Park

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 the Park. The area falls within domestic water supply catchments, so care must be taken with the disposal of human waste.

How to get there

Mount St Gwinear

Mount St Gwinear is located on Mount St Gwinear Road in the Baw Baw National Park in West Gippsland. The carpark is signposted from the Thomson Valley Road, north of Erica. It is easily accessible from the Latrobe Valley, only 45 minutes from Moe or Traralgon.

No charge to enter the park
No charge for car parking

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Mount St Gwinear

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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Extended seasonal road closures 2019

    Some roads in this park are subject to extended seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2019 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2019 index map for locations of the extended closures and visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

 
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