Whether you're walking the trails within the resort, want access to the beautiful Baw Baw National Park or the Australian Alps Walking Track the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village is the perfect base for your adventures.
Mt Baw Baw is perfect for those looking for great hiking and Bushwalking near Melbourne with options for beginners to the most adventurous of us. 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.
LA TROBE TRAIL
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.
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
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
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 critically endangered Baw Baw Frog and other unique wildlife. *Please be advised that the south section of the Village Trail through pudding basin is currently closed for environmental reasons.
NATIONAL PARK TRAILS
MT ST GWINEAR TRAIL
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.
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.
AUSTRALIAN ALPS WALKING TRACK
The Australian Alps Walking Track is a long distance walking trail through the alpine areas of Victoria, New South Wales and ACT. It is 655 km long, starting at Walhalla, Victoria
Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Hire
For your ease of mind, we recommend carrying an emergency locator device when hiking in the wilderness. These devices are for emergency use only, and can be hired through our Guest Services.
Click here for more information about guided hikes and PLB hire.
Safety 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. As a backup, we also advise carrying a gpx file and gps enabled navigation device.