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Baw Baw National Park


Covering a substantial part of the Baw Baw Plateau and sections of the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys, Baw Baw National Park offers colourful wildflowers in early summer and open grassy plains with Snow Gum woodlands.

Mount St Gwinear, Mount Erica and the Baw Baw Alpine Village are ideal bases for bushwalking.

The Thomson River downstream of the Thomson Dam offers some of the best white water rafting in Victoria.

In winter, the park is ideal for ski touring and has a variety of marked trails to suit the skills of skiers.

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Gunaikurnai identify the Baw Baw National Park as their Traditional Country. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria.

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Thompson Valley Road
Erica, VIC, 3825

Located 1.8K from Rawson

Walhalla Historic Area


Walhalla, a rich gold producer for 50 years, is a remote and picturesque mountain township. It is hard to imagine a more difficult site for a town than the steep, narrow valley of Stringers Creek as it winds down through the dense forests of the Baws Baws. Yet in its heyday, between 1880 and 1895, more than 4000 people lived there.

The town is the start of the 650 km Australian Alps Walking Track to the ACT. But most people come to discover the remnants of a community that defied a forbidding environment in its quest for gold. The best way to see the town is on foot.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Walhalla Road
Walhalla, VIC, 3825

Located 4.9K from Rawson

Walhalla Goldfields Railway


Ride with Walhalla Goldfields Railway through the spectacular Stringers Creek Gorge.

As you begin your journey and depart the Walhalla Heritage Precinct, you will travel through the station yard which lies between Stringers Creek and the cliff-face that underpins the Brunton's Bridge Road.

After you leave the engine and carriage sheds behind the first kilometre and a half is almost entirely built over six large trestle bridges that criss-cross Stringers Creek Gorge in an effort to find anchorage for each bridge abutment.

As the train winds it's way down hill you will pass through Happy Creek to begin the second half of your journey.

The train journey follows Stringers Creek to where it joins the Thomson River; then you travel across the historic and spectacular Thomson River Bridge to arrive at Thomson Station where you will have time to explore the area before returning to Walhalla.

In spring and summer wild flowers are prevalent throughout the gorge.

Catch the breathtaking beauty of the autumn trees in April when they appear to light up sections of the valley.

Then in the winter Stringers Creek comes to life with increased water flows which spill over the attractive waterfall.




2 Main Road,
Walhalla Station
Walhalla, VIC, 3825

Located 5.0K from Rawson

Moondarra State Park


Moondarra State Park is known for its wildflower displays, particularly along Seninis Track where sixteen species of native orchid have been recorded.

Scenic drives, bushwalks, picnicking, swimming, camping, fishing and nature study are popular activities. Some roads are suitable for bike riding.

Spring is the main wildflower season and along with summer, are the most popular times to visit the park. Although, there is plenty to do all year round.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Moe - Erica Rd
Moondarra, VIC, 3825

Located 7.2K from Rawson

Great Walhalla Alpine Trail


Distance: 40 kilometres one way
Duration: Two days, three nights
Start: Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort
Finish: Walhalla
Grade: Level Four - Bushwalking experience and a good level of fitness required. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Take a peek at the first 40 kilometres of the 680 kilometre Australian Alps Walking Track on a fully guided and catered walk. The hike lasts for two days starting at Mt Baw Baw. Walk though stunning snow gums, tall mountain ash forest, wild rivers, ancient myrtle beech and spectacular fern glades to finish at historic Walhalla.




32 Currawong Road,
Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort
Mt Baw Baw, VIC, 3833

Located 17.2K from Rawson

Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort


Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is Melbourne's closest Alpine Resort. Located only two and a half hours from Melbourne's city centre, the Resort offers a host of experiences all year round.

The Resort is surrounded by the magnificent Baw Baw National Park. The park enjoys spectacular summer wildflower and bush-land displays during summer and snowy woodlands in winter.

During the winter months the Resort plays host to a range of winter snow sports including downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and terrain park features.

The Village has everything to make sure guests enjoy their alpine holiday. Ski in ski out style accommodation, on mountain hire, snow sports school, snowmaking, terrain parks, ski lifts and affordable accommodation packages.

Mt Baw Baw has a wide range of accommodation options to suit any budget or need. Lodges, self contained apartments, cabins, hotel rooms or backpacker rooms are all available at Mt Baw Baw. The guest services team specialises in accommodation packages, transfers, activities and equipment hire.




32 Currawong Road
Mt Baw Baw, VIC, 3833

Located 17.2K from Rawson

Tyers Park


Set in the foothills to the north of the Latrobe Valley, Tyers Park encompasses the fine scenery of the Tyers Gorge where the Tyers River winds between steep forested slopes. The park has an abundance of diverse wildflowers and the birdlife, making it a favourite destination for naturalists. Outcrops of limestone and conglomerate are of geological interest. The limestone contains both plant and animal fossils.

Popular activities at Tyers Park include scenic drives, bushwalks, picnicking, swimming, fishing and nature study.

Spring is the main wildflower season and a good time to visit, although the park has plenty to offer throughout the year.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Boyds Ceek Road
Yallourn North, VIC, 3825

Located 17.4K from Rawson

Mt Baw Baw Summit Walk


Distance: 2.5 kilometres return
Duration: 2 hours
Start and finish: Outside Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort's ticketing and snow patrol office, at the base of the Summit T Bar lift.
Grade: Level 3 - Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep sections, a rough surface and steps.

Nestled high in the Great Dividing Range, Baw Baw National Park is spectacular all year round. The Mt Baw Baw Summit Trail climbs from the resort through snow gum woodland. Along the trail you'll find several picnic areas and many varieties of native flora and fauna.

Meander to the summit of Mt Baw Baw (elevation 1564m) and be rewarded with stunning views across West Gippsland. On a clear day you can see Bass Strait. Situated at the summit is the historic cairn used as a survey reference in 1903.




Baw Baw Village, VIC, 3833

Located 17.9K from Rawson

7 Peaks Run - Mt Baw Baw


Snowgum-cloaked sweeping singletrack featuring big Gippsland Valley and backcountry alpine views: Mt Baw Baw offers stunning, unique, accessible trail running routes suitable for novices through to wild country running experts.

The trails are flowy and in parts technical and fun underfoot, journeying runners through pristine sub alpine environments, including along parts of the famous Australian Alpine Walking Track. Yet you are never far from a cool finishing beverage and a gourmet meal in the Baw Baw Village.

You will also be enjoying the same trails used in the iconic Baw Baw Trail Run Festival, a three day celebration of the trail running lifestyle held every March. Test and build your stamina on a series of 21 colour-coded runs covering more than 200 kilometres through the seven Peaks of Victoria - Mt Baw Baw, Mount Buffalo, Mt Buller, Dinner Plain, Falls Creek, Hotham and Lake Mountain, with a trail to suit every level of fitness and experience.

Weave your way through Snow Gum forests and towering stands of Mountain Ash, duck between a jumble of granite boulders and sweep past vibrant carpets of wildflowers.




Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road,
Lorimer
Baw baw village, VIC, 3833

Located 18.3K from Rawson

Rawson: Events

Mount Baw Baw Trail Fest


The Mount Baw Baw Trail Fest is set in the picturesque alpine village of Mount Baw Baw in the Victorian Alps the courses offered provide a range of run distances from entry level runners to the more experienced trail runner, offering opportunities for mum, dad and the kids to get out and get a feel for this pristine alpine environment.

Short course distance of one, four and seven kilometres are great for the kids and those just wanting to stretch their legs following scenic walking trails. For the more experienced, the 15 kilometre, 21 kilometre, 36 kilometre and 42 kilometre courses take in more challenging and historic runs through the national park to Mt St Gwinear and Mushroom Rocks.

Soak up the pristine alpine environment and challenge yourself to run at an altitude above 1,500 metres.


Event Dates
2018
      3rd Mar
      4th Mar


Tingaringy Crescent
Baw Baw Village, VIC, 3833

Located 17.7K from Rawson

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