Camping in Baw Baw National Park

Explore

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

Campers should be aware that the weather can deteriorate suddenly and without warning. Don't hesitate to turn back if the trip becomes too difficult or the weather deteriorates.

Aberfeldy River Camping Area

Access
The campground is accessed from the historic township of Walhalla along the unsealed Walhalla Road or across the dam wall of the Thomson Reservoir. Access from Beardmores to Binns Road is a four-wheel drive only road.
Bookings
No bookings, no fees. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Facilities
Non-flush toilets, parking, picnic table and a fireplace are available. All campsites are unpowered.
Campfire
Fuel stoves are preferred for cooking. Collecting firewood is prohibited in the Park.
Water
No drinking water is available – supply your own.
Rubbish
There is no rubbish collection at this campground. Please take all rubbish with you.

Eastern Tyers Camping Area

Access
The campground is accessible to walkers only. This is the first overnight stop from Walhalla on the Australian Alps Walking Track.
Bookings
No bookings, no fees. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Facilities
Non-flush toilets, picnic table and a fireplace are available. All campsites are unpowered.
Campfire
Fuel stoves are preferred for cooking. Collecting firewood is prohibited in the Park.
Water
No drinking water is available – supply your own.
Rubbish
There is no rubbish collection at this campground. Please take all rubbish with you.

Things to do

 
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.
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.
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.

How to get there

Camping in Baw Baw National Park

Sites

Need to know

Camping in Baw Baw National Park

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 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

    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 to visitors.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

Similar Experiences

 
Two women camp in the Alpine National Park at twilight.

Dispersed camping in Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park offers some of the most authentic and scenic bush camping opportunities in Victoria.
A view of Bunyip State Park

Camping at Bunyip State Park

There are several camping areas within Bunyip State Park. No fees apply for these campgrounds.
A couple in their thirties play with their dog at Johanna Beach Campground next to their tent and campervan.

Dispersed camping in the Lorne area

There are several unpaid campsites around the Lorne area in the Great Otway National Park. These include, Coralynn Campground, Allenvale Mill Campground, Jamieson Campground and Wye River Road Campground.
X
By using our site you accept that we use and share cookies and similar technologies with certain approved third parties. These tools enable us to improve your website experience and to provide content and ads tailored to your interests. By continuing to use our site you consent to this. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.
Confirm