Baw Baw National Park covers a large part of the Baw Baw Plateau and sections of the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys. One of the two national parks in Victoria with large areas of sub-alpine vegetation. Outstanding views, colourful wildflowers, and open grassy plains with Snow Gum woodlands are some of it's attractions.
- Scenic drives
- Ski touring
- Rafting and Canoeing
- Toboggan Hire and Kiosk
- Camping grounds
The park protects a range of significant plant communities in the alpine environment, forest and river areas. Trees include Alpine Ash, Mountain Ash, Snowgum, Messmate, Myrtle Beech and stringy barks. Baw Baw Berry, endemic to this region, occurs on the plateau.
As well as the more common wombats, echidnas, possums, lyrebirds and cockatoos, the park is home to the endangered Leadbeaters Possum and Baw Baw Frog.
How to get there:The Park is best accessed from the Latrobe Valley via Traralgon or Moe. Signposted roads direct you to the townships of Erica and Rawson. From here follow the Thomson Valley Road 11km to the Mount Erica car park turnoff, or continue to the Mount St Gwinear turn off. The approach to St Gwinear is along 13km of winding gravel road. Care must be taken and chains are required in winter. The Thomson Dam and Aberfeldy River are accessed from this same road. Signs at Erica and Rawson direct visitors to the historic township of Walhalla. The Baw Baw plateau can be accessed via the Baw Baw Alpine Resort. From Neerim South, the bitumen ends a few kilometres beyond Noojee. Beyond Tanjil Bren the road is narrow, winding and rough in places as it climbs to the village.