• Length: 6.7km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Village Restaurant, Baw Baw

  • End: Village Restaurant, Baw Baw

  • Location: Baw Baw National Park

  • Closest Town: Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort

  • Distance from CBD: 175km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.840706

  • Longitude: 146.264604

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Mount Baw Baw Alpine Circuit is a 6.7km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Baw Baw National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Commencing in the heart of Baw Baw's Alpine Village the Mount Baw Baw Alpine Circuit traverses some of the most scenic alpine terrain as you hike among the snow gums and enjoy magnificent valley views which stretch out endlessly over Gippsland. The circuit follows established trails such as the Summit trail, McMillans Trail, Village Trail, Muellers Track as it makes its way to the summit of Mount Baw Baw then through the northern reaches of the alpine resort before returning to the village.

About the region

The Baw Baw National Park is a national park located on the boundaries between the Central Highlands and Gippsland regions of Victoria, Australia. The 13,530-hectare national park is situated approximately 120 kilometres east of Melbourne and 50 kilometres north of the Latrobe Valley.

Getting there

The turn off from the Princes Hwy (M1) is at the Drouin / Mount Baw Baw exit. Continue along via Noojee along the Main Neerim Rd (C426), Follow this road through Noojee where it will then follow into the Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road (C426). Travel through Icy Creek and Tanjil Bren before reaching the resort gates then continue to Car Park No 1. Last major fuel stops is at Longwarry (before you exit the Hwy). Walk to the Village Restaurant.


It is recommended to hike this circuit during non-winter months only as some of the trails traverse ski runs.

GPX File

Total distance: 6674 m
Max elevation: 1583 m
Min elevation: 1476 m
Total climbing: 275 m
Total descent: -265 m
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23 thoughts on “Mount Baw Baw Alpine Circuit (6.7km)

    1. You’re not supposed to walk on the groomed ski trails in the snow season and most of these tracks are cross country ski trails.

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