Located on Melbourne's doorstep at 1450m Mt Baw Baw is Australia's highest summer camp experience.

 

Why Mt Baw Baw?

In 2019 we launched our summer camp program with the goal of sharing this unique alpine snow gum landscape with as many school studens as we can!
 
  • No minimum group size restrictions - We cater for small group trips of between 1 - 50 students
  • Qualified teachers and outdoor education staff - Our camp staff are qualified teachers or outdoor education trained - all staff hold current WWCC as part of their employment
  • Easy planning for teachers - Online booking. Our staff will ensure less stress when it comes to supervision and delivery of the camp program with risk assessments and first aid provided
  • We cater for all needs – accommodation, meals, guided activities and initiatives, equipment rentals, activities and more.
 
Summer Activities include:
  • Bushwalking and Orienteering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Environmental Talks and Meet the Dingo experiences to meet your primary, secondary and VET OES curriculum goals
  • Outdoor Laser Tag  & Archery Attack team building sessions
  • Facilitated Low/No Prop Initiatives and team challenges
  • Off-mountain activities such as canoeing (Blue Rock Lake), kayaking (Thompson River), climbing (Mushroom Rocks)*
     
Did you know?
  • The resort's record temperature is 31°c!
  • Mt Baw Baw is home to the critically endangered Baw Baw Frog
 

2020 Summer Information & Price Guide

The following information is valid for school groups only for bookings between November and April. Bookings may not be possible on school holiday and event weekends. For winter bookings see here
 

Walking / Orienteering Activities

The Resort has trained Outdoor education staff, is a Licenced Tour Operator and can lead your students on day walks around the village and into the National Park. Activities run on a 1:10 ratio in line with Outdoor Activity Standards.
 
Guided Bushwalk / Hike 
We'll explore the area beyond the summit and learn about the unique flora and fauna of the Resort & pleateau.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Within resort boundaries (2 hrs)
​$17 pp

Into the national park (3 hrs)
$19 pp
 
Night hike (2hrs)
$19 pp
 
Dingo Walk Experience
Join one of our staff on a walk with our Alpine Dingoes. Each student will have the chance for a walk and a cuddle.
 
$10 pp (1hr)
 
 
Frog Fact Walk
Suitable for primary aged groups, we'll follow the trail of frog signs, learning more about this critically endangered Baw Baw native as we go.
 
$10 pp (1hr)
 
 
Orientation Skills
Includes a navigation skills session and group challenge
 
 
 
 
 
Facilitated session (2hrs)
$17pp *minimum booking value of $200
 
Self-Managed
$80 includes course set up and materials per 15 participants
 

Mountain Biking

We can provide sequenced skills sessions for beginner mountain bike riders. Sessions run for up to 2.5 hours. Our maximum group size is 25 with a participant to leader ratio of 1:6. Sessions for more advanced riders may be arranged however additional costs may apply.
 
MTB Skills session (2.5hrs)
For beginner to low intermediate riders. We'll provide a safety briefing, basic bike skills and a riding progression session to improve your student's abilities. Additional charges may apply for groups of less than 6.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lesson, bike hire, helmet
$69 pp

Half day shuttle
$25 pp

Additional 2 hr skill session
$35
 
Mountain bike rental
 
 
 
 
 
XC / Hardtail MTB
$45 pp / day
 
Helmet only
$5
 

Team Based Activities & Intitiatives

Our qualified staff can plan and facilitate initiatives and team building activities for your group
 
Archery Attack & Laser Tag
Our outdoor Laser and Archery attack arenas provide the perfect opportunity for fun communication and team building sessions. Archery Tag combines dodgeball, paintball and archery. We'll divide your group into teams and sessions oto ensdure a maximum 7 per team
 
One activity session (1.5hrs)
$19 pp

Double activity session (3hrs)
$35 pp
 
Facilitated team-building session
We offer a number of low prop/no prop nature based team building activities and challenges that can be tailored to meet your specific goals.
 
$15 pp
 
 
 
Japanese Snowball Fighting
Jump into our arena and learn the sport of Yukigassen. This is a team based, 7 vs 7 "capture the flag" style sport also available in winter using real snowballs.
$19 per student
 
 
In-ground trampolines
 
Free
 

Educational Walks and Talks

We can deliver an educational session to meet your primary, secondary or VET OES curriculum goals. 
 
Enviro Talk - Maximum 30 students per session
Covers history of the resort and it's environmental, social and economic impact. Typically aimed at VET OES students, this talk can be adapted and modified for students of all ages. 
 
$99 per 1.5hr session
 
Meet the Dingo Experience - Maximum 10 students per session
Spend some time at our Dingo Resource Centre. Your students will learn about our alpine dingoes, their role in the ecosystem, finished up with a dingo cuddle session!
$99 per 30min session
 
 

Off-Mountain Activities

The resort is the perfect base for a number of off-mountain activities in the surrounding Gippsland area. We can provide these activities for you with our own staff or using external providers.
 
Flat-Water Canoeing
Enjoy canoeing on the placid Blue Rock Lake Dam. Canoes, PFDs, helmets, paddles and all necessary equipment is provided.
 
 
 
One day
​Price on request

Overnight
Price on request
 
White-Water Canoeing
Enjoy a more action packed white-water canoeing session on the Thompson River. Canoes, PFDs, helmets, paddles and all necessary equipment is provided.
 
One day
​Price on request
 
 
Abseiling / Rock Climbing
Explore the giant boulders at Mushroom Rocks the old fashioned way - by climbing up them and abseiling down!
 
 
Half day
​Price on request

Full day
Price on request


Safety Equipment Hire

For self-guided trips into the national park we offer hire of safety equipment such as PLBs and radios subject to pre-booking and availability.
 
Item
1 day
2 days
3 days
4 days +
Personal Locator Beacon
$30
$45
$60
$81
Radio hire (free for booked groups)
$15
$29
$43
$57
 

Catering Options

We cater for all meals and dietary needs with our selection of meals and international chefs. During winter meals may be taken at the Village Central restaurant or Alpine Bistro depending on public bookings.
 
Breakfast
$9 pp - Grab & go breakfast box
$15 pp - continental buffet style*
$13- $18 pp - hot breakfast a la carte style
 
Morning / Afternoon Tea
$7 pp - Muffin or banana bread or pasty
juice plus soft drink or Nippy's flavoured milk, or Fruit platter*
 
Lunch
$8 pp assorted sandwiches & wraps
$15 pp - chicken wrap & chips or fish & chips or vegetarian wrap & chips or chicken nuggets & chips
$16 pp chicken parma & chips
 
Dinner
$16 pp chicken parma & chips or pasta with bolognese or pizza
$18 pp 150g steak & chips
 
*Minimum group size: Continental style breakfast ​20 pax, and morning tea fruit platter (15 pax)

Accommodation

A wide selection of accommodation styles are available with prices from $25 per night. 
  • Flexible check-in and check out times during summer (unless other turnaround booking exists)
  • Students must bring their own bedding (sleeping bag, pillow, sheet) unless stated otherwise
  • Lodges are bunk style with group kitchen and separate (or in room) male/female/staff rooms and toilets
 
Resort Operated Lodges
These lodges have been checked to meet Camp Accreditation standards. A large number of private lodges are also available and can be booked by contacting us or the lodge operators directly.
 
Banksia Lodge
Capacity: 34 students / 6 teachers
Style: Bunk beds, BYO bedding, bathrooms in each room of 5, large eating and common room
 
From $25pp / night
teachers free for groups over 20 students
 
 
Frosti Lodge
Capacity: 12 students / 4 teachers
Style: Bunk beds, BYO bedding, bathrooms in each room of 5, large eating and common room
Bedding (pillow, doona, sheets provided)
 
 
From $35pp / night
 
 
 
 
 
 

Camping 
The resort offers camping in the Nordic Bowl via booking. All other caming within the resort boundaries is restricted.
 
Nordic Bowl Camping
Capacity: 20 students (10 tent spaces)
Camp amongst the snow gums in the Nordic bowl. Toileting and showering facilities are located 200m from the campsite, in the warm eating area. A cleaning fee of up to $200 will be charged if rubbish or waste is left at the tent site.
 
 
Camping only $9 pp / night
Teachers free
 
Camping & Tent Hire $19 / night
Teachers free on 1:8 ratio
Please contact Parks Vic for enquiries about camping in the Baw Baw National Park. Camping within the resort boundaries is restricted unless booked through the resort.

 

Planning Resources

Getting Here
 
Option 1: Historic Tourist Road
The turn off from the Princes Highway (M1) is at Drouin/Mt Baw Baw exit, continue along via Noojee. The tourist drive is very picturesque but the road is narrow and winding.
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Option 2: South Face Road
From the M1, take the turn off at the Moe exit and continue via Erica. Take the left turn off at South Face Road. South Face Road is 26km of unsealed road, but a good wide road & straighter than the Tourist Road.
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Option 3: Scenic Suburbs
The best option from the eastern suburbs is to travel along the Warburton Highway, turning off at Yarra Junction which then joins the Tourist Road at Noojee.
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Transport Providers
Below is a list of bus lines that can travel to Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort. The resort provides a shuttle service for $15 pp return if your hired vehicle or driver is unable to enter beyond the Resort Entry gate for insurance reasons.
 
Mountain Top Experience
 
Warragul Bus Lines
 
Melbourne Bus Co.
 
Melbourne Bus Charters
 
Melbourne Bus & Coach
 


Other Information

Risk Assessments and Insurance Documentation
To make your visit as smooth as possible, the Resort can provide Risk Assessments for all activities. We can also provide the latest copy of our Public Liability Insurance on request.


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Terms & Conditions

  • Teachers are free for most activities at a 1:8 ratio
  • Final student numbers must be updated 7 days before your trip, and cancellations after this time may incur a staff scheduling charge
  • For first time schools, payment must be made prior to arrival, with any changes in numbers less thatn 7 days out offered as credit for future visits
  • Returning schools who have a prompt payment record will be issued their invoice AFTER their trip, based on final attending numbers
  • Reissue of invoice due to changes less than 7 days may incur fees
  • These prices apply for weekdays only, extra fees may apply for weekend or school holiday bookings
  • All schools must agree to ther Resort's general Terms and Conditions as well as conditions above
 
 
 
Lessons & Lifts are running on weekends! Call Snow Sports on 5165 1136 option 2 to book. Resort Entry must be booked online.