Baw Baw National Park

Baw Baw National Park

Baw Baw National Park

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Baw Baw National Park

Baw Baw National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape includes traditional Country of the Gunaikurnai and Wurundjeri Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Spectacular year round, Baw Baw National Park covers a substantial part of the Baw Baw Plateau. As the snow melts see the hills come alive with vivid wildflower displays. Explore the wonderland of geological formations and walk or snowshoe one of the many trails that criss-cross through tangled snowgum forests.

Walk a section of the Australian Alps Walking Track and discover Mushroom Rocks, a maze of giant granite tors rising from the forest. Head to Mount St Gwinear. Snowshoe, toboggan or cross-country ski one of the many trails that criss-cross the twisted snowgum forests.

Walk the same trails in spring and see the Baw Baw Plateau come alive with a vivid display of wildflowers.

Canoe or kayak down the pristine Thomson River. 

Things to do in the area

 
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.
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.

Baw Baw National Park

 
Koalas
Wombats
Lyrebirds
Kangaroos

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

Baw Baw National Park

Baw Baw National Park is approximately 3-hours drive east Melbourne. Best accessible from Melbourne via the Monash Freeway, some areas within the national park may take longer to reach, especially those attractions nestled on the eastern boundaries of the park.

When to go

Need to know

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 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.

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