Thompson River Canoe Trail (Baw Baw National Park)


Thompson River Canoe Trail (Baw Baw National Park)

The Thomson River Canoe Trail winds through a deep river valley from the Thomson Dam to the Walhalla Road Bridge near Rawson. The grade 2 rapids are perfect for first time paddlers and rafters.

How to get there

Thompson River Canoe Trail (Baw Baw National Park)

Need to know

Thompson River Canoe Trail (Baw Baw National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs allowed
  • No drones without a permit


  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Shallow water
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Mount St Gwinear Northern toboggan run currently closed

The Mount St Gwinear northern toboggan run is currently closed due to lack of snow

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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