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

Visitor facilities

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.

Tobogganing

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

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

    Seasonal road closures 2020

    Some roads in this park are subject to 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 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Visitor number restrictions over winter

    There will be a limit on the number of visitors permitted into the Mount St Gwinear carpark in Baw Baw National Park at any one time. Toboggan hire will be unavailable so visitors must bring their own. Parks Victoria staff will be at the entry to the carpark to assist visitors and monitor vehicle numbers. For further information go to parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19

 
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