Mushroom Rocks in Baw Baw National Park

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Mushroom Rocks

Baw Baw National Park

Mushroom Rocks is a collection of monumental granite boulders hidden in thick montane forest. Escape the crowds and follow a section of the Australian Alps Walking Track from Mount Erica Carpark to reach this hidden gem on the Baw Baw Plateau. 
Escape Melbourne for a daytrip or overnight stay at Mushroom Rocks. The drive to this special place near the summit of Mount Erica is stunning. Starting at Mount Erica Carpark, follow the Australian Alps Walking Track through Mountain Ash forest dotted with silver wattle. There's a good chance you will see a Superb Lyrebird here, so tread quietly and look out for this charismatic creature scratching around in the undergrowth for food.

It's only 3km to the rocks from the carpark, but it's a challenging walk. Eventually the vegetation changes to Snowgum and you will start to see the massive granite tors draped in moss that give this place its name. Camping is allowed, but there are no facilities. This is a beautiful spot whenever you visit, but if you wake up here on a misty morning, it is simply magical.

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.
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.
A family plays in the snow at Mt St-Gwinear in the Baw Baw National Park.

Mount St Gwinear

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.

How to get there

Mushroom Rocks

The Mushroom Rocks Walk starts at Mount Erica carpark. Take the Mount Erica Road turn off from C481 Thomson Valley Road. 

Need to know

Mushroom Rocks

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

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023.  The park will remain open for visitors during ground shooting operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
     
    Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

    Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
    Buchan Caves Reserve
    Burrowa-Pine Mountain
    Cape Conran Coastal Park
    Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    Errinundra National Park
    Howitt-Wellington Plains
    Lake Tyers State Park
    Mount Baw Baw National Park
    Mount Buffalo National Park
    Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
    Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
    Mount Lawson State Park
    Mount Granya State Park
    Mountain Creek Education Area
    Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
    Wabba Wilderness Park
    Wilsons Promontory National Park

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A husband and wife stop to take a photo of Masons Falls from the lookout.

Masons Falls

Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surrounds of Masons Falls Picnic Area. Set among towering gums, the large shelters and free gas barbecues make it the perfect place for a social gathering. The short waterfall walk is a real highlight.
A couple sit around a campsite and welcome their friends to their campsite as they walk in.

Lerderderg Campground

Lerderderg campground is five kilometres from O'Brien's Crossing on Upper Chadwick Track and has picnic tables, toilets and fireplaces.
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