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Mt Baw Baw, VIC

Alpine adventure so close, just 2.5hrs from Melbourne, 3 hrs from the Mornington Peninsula and 1hr from the heart of Gippsland. There are three options on getting to Mount BawBaw Resort:

  1. Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road - Beautiful but narrow and windy. Most visitors from Melbourne take this route, travel time from Melbourne CBD is approximately 2.5 hours.
  2. Southface road - An un-sealed gravel road wider and less windy than the Tourist Road. Travel time from Melbourne’s CBD is approximately 2.5 hours.
  3. Scenic Suburbs - Picturesque and more direct from eastern suburbs. Travel time from Lilydale is approximately 2 hours. This is the best option from the far eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

A good tip is not to rely on your GPS! Some GPS systems do not work well in the region.

  • Main passenger airportMelbourne (176km)
  • Closest townNoojee (48km)
Driving distance
  • Canberra8.5 hours
  • Sydney10.5 hours
  • Melbourne2.5 hours
  • Brisbane20 hours
  • Adelaide10 hours
  • Perth37 hours


Need To Know

Fuel Stations

The last fuel station on the way to Mt Baw Baw is located in Noojee General Store (48km) and major fuel stations located at Longwarry (92km).

Alpine Diesel

Diesel ‘waxes’ at low temperature which blocks the fuel system and immobilises the vehicle.

If you drive a diesel vehicle, ensure you use fuel formulated for use in cold conditions, such as ‘Alpine Diesel’.

This is only usually available close to the snow fields, so plan your journey to arrive with plenty of room in your fuel tank for this fuel. Only required if parking your vehicle above the snow line.


Ensure your radiator fluid and your windscreen washing fluid can withstand temperatures below freezing points by adding anti-freeze additives to them if necessary.

Legal Requirements

Snow chains help ensure your safety and during the snow season it is a legal requirement that all vehicles (includes AWD and 4WD vehicles) entering the resort carry snow chains, or where signage indicates, and must fit them when advised (you’ll be fined if you’re caught without them).

Fitting Chains

Upon entry to the Resort, you will be directed by Mountain Staff where and when to fit your chains.
Depending on the snowfall this generally takes place once you have passed the Gate Entry.

Snow chains are loops of chain that fit over your car’s wheels (usually the back wheels on rear wheel drive cars and front wheels on front wheel drive cars) to provide extra traction in the snow – refer to your car manual or car manufacturer for exact fitting requirements.

  • Diamond pattern chains are recommended due to the steep gradient of the access road
  • Ladder chains are prohibited at Mt Baw Baw
  • You will be denied access to the Resort if you do not have wheel chains so be sure to plan where you are going to hire chains if you do not own any

Handy Tips

There are a few chain hire outlets along the route to Mt Baw Baw.

Here are a few handy tips:

  1. Make sure the chains you buy or hire are suitable for the wheel diameter and tyre size of your vehicle
  2. It is your responsibility to know how to fit wheel chains and ensure they are the correct size
  3. Pack a waterproof blanket to lie on and keep your gloves accessible
  4. Practice fitting the chains before leaving home or at the hire outlet
  5. If you’re unsure of anything, don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions at the hire shop
  6. Remember, you don’t need to jack up your car to fit the chains. In fact, it could be very dangerous if the road is icy and slippery
  7. Do not exceed 40km while snow chains are fitted and keep a safe emergency breaking distance from vehicles in front

Park Entry Fees

A Resort Entry fee is applicable to all motor vehicles and passengers of coaches and taxis entering all Victorian Snow Resorts (for the exception of Dinner Plain Alpine Resort) during the declared snow season.

Make sure your Resort Entry Permit is clearly displayed & obey all signage.

The following fees are payable:

Car & 4wd's

  • $56: $20 per vehicle per day thereafter
  • Consecutive day cap $153 (online)
  • Consecutive day cap $158 (at resort)


  • Free - all occupants of the vehicle must be 65 years or over
  • Seniors, aged 65 years or over must arrange their free Resort Entry with the Guest Service staff at the Guest Information Centre when they arrive, along with car registration details and proof of age card (all passengers in the vehicle must be over 65 years).

Motorbike, Pedestrian, Cyclist

  • $18 per person per entry
  • If wheel chains are being fitted to passenger vehicles, motorbikes are not permitted to enter the Resort

Buses & Coaches

  • General public - $18 per person per entry
  • School buses - $18 per person per entry
  • Consecutive day cap $28 per person
  • Bus means a motor vehicle, together with any trailer attached to it, seating 12 or more (including the driver)

Season Pass

  • $400 per vehicle
  • All Resorts permit per vehicle $760 - Includes entry and car parking to the following Victorian resorts for the 2018 Winter season: Mt Baw Baw, Lake Mountain, Mt Buller, Mt Stirling, Falls Creek and Hotham

Purchasing Locations

You can purchase your Resort Entry Permit from one of the following locations:

  • Online here before you leave home or when you arrive at the Resort.
  • Alpine Easy Access Kiosk at the Visitors Centre at Mt Baw Baw (next to Car Park 1)

For More Information

Please visit here or you can call the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort on (03) 5165 1136.

Resort Parking

Day Parking - The car park closest to the village entrance (car park 1) is strictly for day visitors only.

Overnight Car Parking - Guests are required to park in car parks 2 or 3.

Oversnow Transport

Make your arrival as simple as possible by booking over-snow luggage transport. You and your bags will be driven right to your lodge door, stress and hassle free in the over-snow taxi. Snow lodges offer complimentary over-snow transport so check at the time of booking.

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-12pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 10:30am-7pm

Contact Details

Arrange your oversnow transport with the Guest Services team on (03) 5165 1136.


Resort Transport

There is no resort shuttle service available at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort.

Nearest Main Town

Noojee is just 48km from Mt Baw Baw.

Nestled on the banks of the Latrobe River and surrounded by rolling green hills and densely wooded forests of Mountain Ash, is the historic timber town of Noojee. This picturesque little town is a delightful escape from the heat in the summer months and lush and green all year round.

Just a few minutes' drive or a pleasant walk from Noojee township, is the Noojee Trestle Bridge. This bridge, known as No. 7, is the only remaining of seven trestle bridges on the section of railway line between Nayook and Noojee. The bridge is 102m long and 20m high and said to be one of the largest of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. It was rebuilt in 1939, after it burned down in the massive bush- fires of that year. Constructed from local timber, it is regarded as a fine example of the quality of work carried out by the Gippsland railways at the time and is classified by the National Trust. Visitors can drive to the base of the structure where steps lead up to its highest point. From the bridge, it is a short walk or bike ride along the trail back into Noojee.

A short drive of about 10 minutes from Noojee brings you to Toorongo Falls where you will find two stunning waterfalls, the Toorongo Falls and the Amphitheatre Falls only a couple of km walk from the car park and are well worth the short climb to get there.

You can stay for the day or stay for a while with a number of different accommodation options from luxury chalets to deluxe cabins as well as a café, a pub and an award winning restaurant.

Facilities & Services

  • Accommodation
  • Cafe & Restaurant
  • Winery
  • General store & fuel station

For More Information

About the Noojee region, local activities and events please visit here.

Exclusive Europcar Deal

We've partnered with Europcar, where your hire car rates will include Snow Chains and Snow Cover at participating locations within Australia! T&C's apply. For more info view here.

Transport Providers

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