Mount Baw Baw

Pictures of Latrobe River, Toorongo Falls and historic trestle bridge. Pictures used with permission of Travel Victoria. www.travelvictoria.com.au

Mount Baw Baw is located 145 kilometres to the east of Melbourne and takes 2.5 to 3 hours to get there from Melbourne. If heading up from Melbourne, there are two main routes being the Princes Freeway or via the Yarra Junction - Noojee Road which, unsurprisingly, heads up to the mountain from the Yarra Junction area. The former is a nice easy drive but the latter is a much more scenic drive with little extra time involved.

Mount Baw Baw is working towards promoting itself as a mountain bike destination in the summer months in a similar manner to Mount Buller and other alpine resorts.

Currently the XC trail network is relatively limited and generally follows the Nordic XC ski trails through the area. Having said that, the trails pass through some very nice snow gum country with spectacular views so, while the trails aren't technically challenging, the country side makes the journey worthwhile and suitable for most levels of riders.

For those after a technically challenging course, downhillers (DH) are increasingly being catered to with the upgrading of the downhill track which now has a shuttle service operating between December and April each year.

And if you venture to the other side and enjoy road biking as well as MTB, the climb up Baw Baw is a solid and challenging one.

Trail Links
Nordic Trails (Bancoora) Details of mountain biking on the XC nordic ski trails in the summer season.
Muellers Track (Bancoora) Short single track run from summit area down to village.
Downhill (Bancoora) Downhill trail on the southern side of mountain open for events and during summer period when shuttle runs.
Mount Baw Baw Website for resort including mountain bike trail maps (summer only)
Gippsland MTB Club Website for the Gippsland MTB Club which has details for Gippsland MTB trails including Baw Baw
Maps and Directions To Get There
Mount Baw Baw Click on link for map showing how to get there.
Tourist Information

Local area information can be obtained at the Mount Baw Baw webpage. This webpage has good information on the area and details options for accommodation and other holiday oriented actvities in the area.

The Mt Baw Baw Guest Information Centre is located on Currajong Road on the right about 200 metres from day car park.