One tank of petrol is all it takes for a return trip from Melbourne to Mt Baw Baw! Within easy reach from most suburbs, drive up for the day or spend the whole weekend at Mt Baw Baw…there’s no excuse not to stay and play for a while!
Plan the Journey
Decide which route you will take, make sure you plan where you will hire chains and fill up your fuel tank before heading up the mountain (there is no petrol station on mountain!)
Check the Weather
Be prepared for all conditions as the weather can change rapidly in the Alps. Avoid driving up in bad weather, ensure you have warm, waterproof clothing and footwear and a tube of sunscreen. Clothing is also available to hire on the mountain. We highly recommend checking the Mountain Report before heading up the mountain
Confirm your Accommodation Details
Some of the lodges don’t supply linen. Remember to bring your own or organise a linen pack with Guest Services before you arrive. If you are arriving late at night, please inform the Guest Services team at the time of booking.
Stock up Before you Arrive
Only basic supplies are available from the general store including bread, milk, snacks and limited toiletries. There is NO supermarket on mountain. There are a number of dining options on the mountain but if you are staying a while make sure you do your grocery shopping on the way up. During summer (green season, October-May) the General Store is open from8 am to 8pm Friday to Sunday evening only.
If you are travelling to Mt Baw Baw during winter (June – September) all vehicles are required to carry tyre snow chains. For more information click here