From the mixed rainforests all the way up to the alpine meadows, windswept snowgums and mossy bowls at the top of the plateau; Mt Baw Baw is home to some of the most unique plants and animals on the planet. The critically endangered Baw Baw Frog and Leadbeater's Possum occupy peculiar niches while huge granite boulders and mountain ash trees (eucalyptus regnans) speak of the mountain's ancient past.
Situated on the southern boundary of the Victorian Alps, Mount Baw Baw is located on the Baw Baw Plateau nearby the National Park. Baw Baw's name originates from the word "Bo Bo" which means "ghost" or "bandicoot" to the Woiwurrung people or "echo" in the Gunai language.
Baw Baw National Park
Alpine Walking Trail Length
First European Summit
Alpine heritage listing