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    Your Mt Baw Baw adventure is merely a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne, 1 hour from the heart of Gippsland, and 3 hours from the Mornington Peninsula. Don’t rely on your GPS! Some GPS systems don’t work well in the region.

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    Option 1

    Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road

    A beautiful drive through the National Park then up narrow and windy roads to Mt Baw Baw. Travel time from Melbourne CBD is 2.5 hours.

    • The turn off from the Princes Hwy (M1) is at the Drouin / Mt Baw Baw exit
    • Continue along via Noojee along the Main Neerim Rd (C426)
    • Follow this road through Noojee where it will then follow into the Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road (C426)
    • Travel through Icy Creek and Tanjil Bren before reaching the resort gates
    • Last major fuel stops is at Longwarry (before you exit the Hwy)

    Facts about the Tourist Drive:

    The tourist drive is so very picturesque but is curvy. Stop off via the beautiful old town of Noojee where you can have a quick break, snack or lunch. Chains are available from Neerim South.

    Option 2

    South Face Road

    Some gravel roads but wider and less windy. Travel time from Melbourne CBD is 2.5 hours, from Latrobe Valley it’s one hour.

    From Moe:

    • From the M1, take the turn off at the Moe exit, and then continue via Erica
    • At Parkers Corner, continue straight onto the Thomson Valley Road
    • 3km along, turn left onto South Face Road
    • Last major fuel stop is at Moe

    From Traralgon:

    • Turn at the set of traffic lights at McDonald’s in the town centre of Traralgon
    • Travel along Grey Street and follow signs to Tyers/Walhalla (C477, C481, C461)
    • Continue on the C481 through Rawson
    • At Parkers Corner, turn right onto the Thomson Valley Road
    • 3km along, turn left onto South Face Road
    • Last major fuel stop is Traralgon

    Facts about the South Face Road:

    The South Face Road is not sealed for 25km, but the road is not so curvy for those who don’t like the windy roads. Erica is your last stop for chains. Call ahead for opening times. For more information on the South Face Road click here

    Option 3

    Scenic Suburbs

    Picturesque and more direct from eastern suburbs. Travel time from Lilydale is 2 hours.
    Your best option for the far eastern suburbs and a more scenic drive is to travel along with the Warburton Highway to Yarra Junction where you turn off onto the Tourist Road near Noojee (C426)

    • Travel along the Warburton Hwy to Yarra Junction
    • At Yarra Junction turn right onto the Yarra Junction-Noojee Road
    • Follow this through Powelltown and Noojee, where you join the Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road
    • Continue on through Icy Creek and Tanjil Bren until you reach the entry gate
    • Last available fuel is on Warburton Highway in Launching Place

    Chain Hire & Fitting Service at the Gate

    Baw Baw Sports & Outdoors will be offering a Chain Fitting Service at the entry to Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort during the declared snow season. Bookings essential, ph 1800 106 078

    Click here for more information on Chains

    Planning a weekend exploration?

    Explore West Gippsland’s Hinterland Drive… Stop off for lunch at Noojee’s renowned Outpost Retreat, check out the historic Walhalla township, browse through art galleries and speciality shops at Yarragon (don’t miss the lollie shop!) then immerse yourself in Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort’s natural beauty.
    Before heading off make sure you download the West Gippsland hinterland Drive APP. It’s got a really cool podcast embedded into it which fills you in on all the details along the way!
    Download the i tunes app on your i Pad or Smart Phone

    Logging trucks

    During both summer and winter logging trucks are present on both the South Face Road and Baw Baw Tourist Road, please slow down and be cautious when approaching intersections and corners.