Mt Baw Baw is 5,141 feet high, and one of several peaks on the Baw Baw Plateau. The first European to climb the mountain was the impressively named Ferdinand Von Mueller in 1860. In 2008, the national park was heritage listed as part of the Australian Alps, Australia’s highest mountain range, an ideal destination for skiing and snowboarding.
Mt. Baw Baw’s snowfields have heaps of options for both pros and rookies. With over 10kms of ski trails, 35 hectares of ski runs and seven lifts, you’ll have plenty of snow to explore. If you’re a beginner, book a skiing or snowboarding lesson and in no time at all you’ll be soaring through a sea of white powder. For something a little easier, hire a toboggan and hold on tight as you go shooting down the hill. You can even book a husky sled tour and have a team of husky dogs pull you around (now that’s living!). When you feel like warming up, make sure you drop into the restaurant, cafe, bar and bistro in the village for a hot coffee or a great meal.
When the sun comes out in Baw Baw, it’s time to bring along your mountain bike (or hire one). Mt Baw Baw has a mountain bike trail that winds downhill through 300 metres of bush past sharp turns and jumps. There are also easier routes for less experienced riders, as well as cross-country trails through the forests. Bushwalkers are in luck too, with trails like the Latrobe Trail, which follows the East Tanjil River through Snow Gum forest. Take the Summit Trail to the top of Mt Baw Baw and stop at Mueller’s Lookout to admire sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
If you’re in Melbourne, Mt Baw Baw is within driving distance. If you aren’t, then a flight to Melbourne is the place to start. Take the tourist road and drive through national park, or catch a train from Melbourne to Moe and a bus up to Mt Baw Baw. Book your Mt Baw Baw accommodation with us because it’s the closest place in Melbourne to go for snow!
Hotels in Baw Baw Village start at AU$150 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.