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

    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.

Similar Experiences

 
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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