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Escape the city and explore all that Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village this summer.

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The Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village is the perfect base from which to explore the Baw Baw National Park hiking trails.

Mt Baw Baw is perfect for those looking for great hiking and Bushwalking near Melbourne, our trails are some of the best bushwalking and hiking in Victoria. From the village, walkers can explore hiking trails of varying length and intensity, from short walks around the beautiful La Trobe trail to a full day expedition to the intriguing Mushroom Rocks. Marvel at the magnificent valley views which stretch out endlessly over Gippsland then be cocooned amongst the snow gums where you will catch glimpses of wildlife as wallabies cross your path and dense alpine forest is splashed with brightly coloured wildflowers.

 

Walking Trail Map

Walking Trail Details

Resort & Village Map Download

 

PLEASE NOTE Mueller's trail will be closed to walkers on Mountain Bike Shuttle Weekends for safety reasons. 

Dates include:

28th 29th Jan 2017

4th 5th Feb 2017

11th 12th March 2017

8th April 2017

The most efficient alternative route it to walk up the Summit Lift line until turning left when you hit the Village trail. This will link you up with 5 ways. 

Sorry for the inconvenience

 

LA TROBE TRAIL

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: Short  (30 min) return

This short easy walk provides fine examples of snow gum woodland and offers stunning views of the Latrobe Valley. Start at the Skiosk and continue your journey through sub-alpine wet heathlands, shrubs and mosses. A great trail for wildflower blooms during spring and summer.

BEECH TRAIL
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: Short  (30 min) return

Starting from Village Central, this tranquil and easy trail features a stunning variety of different alpine flowers, shrubs and trees. Enjoy a rest at Saxton's picnic area amongst the snowgums and sub-alpine heathland.

SUMMIT WALKING TRAIL
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: Short  (2 hours) return

Enjoy a meandering climb to the summit of Mt Baw Baw and enjoy the view from . The walk incorporates three picnic areas including Mueller's, Summit Cairn and Downey's Lookout’s.

VILLAGE & McMILLAN’S TRAIL
Difficulty: Easy/Medium
Distance: Short  (3 hours) return

Starting at the Skiosk enjoy woodland and open areas that showcase a variety of native orchids and wildflowers throughout the warmer months. The area is also home to the Baw Baw frog (hyper link to baw-baw-frog-priority-species pdf) and other unique wildlife.

Baw Baw National Park Map Download

MT ST GWINEAR TRAIL – Baw Baw National Park

Difficulty: Hard
Distance: Medium  approx. (6 hours) return

The walk to the summit of Mount St Gwinear in the Baw Baw National Park winds through heathland and snow gum forest. The magnificent views, stretching across the valleys of the Thomson and Aberfeldy Rivers and into the Victorian Alps, are a perfect reward. Whilst walking this trail you will cross a section of the Great Alpine Walking Track which stretches  from Canberra to Walhalla.

MUSHROOM ROCKS – Baw Baw National Park

Difficulty: Easy/ Medium
Distance: Medium  approx. (8 hours)

This popular full day walk from the Mt Baw Baw Village along a section of the Australian Alpine Walking Track in the Baw Baw National Park leads to a maze of giant granite tors. The walk starts at the Village and finishes at Mt Erica Car Park. This walk is one of the most-breath-taking of the walks, the topography is ever changing as your travel to the end of the Baw Baw Plateau and ascend down the eastern face of Mt Erica.

WALKING NOTES: Although the majority of trails are marked it is recommended that all hikers carry a topographic map and compass as other trails veer off along the routes. Ensure you are carrying adequate food, water and clothing as the weather changes quickly in the Alps

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