Your Mt Baw Baw adventure is merely a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne, 1 hour from the heart of Gippsland, and 2 hours from the Mornington Peninsula. Don’t rely on your GPS! Some GPS systems don’t have some roads recorded correctly. Please ensure that you arrive with half a tank of fuel, there is NO Petrol station at Mt Baw Baw. In the white season if your vehicle requires diesel we recommend to fill up with Alpine Diesel before entering the mountain.
In the White Season, it is a legal requirement to carry wheel chains for your car. You can get chains at the bottom of the Mountain just as you enter the Resort and they will fit them for you if you wish. Wheel chains can also be hired from Erica and Neerim South.
GETTING TO THE RESORT
Option 1 – Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road
A beautiful drive through the National Park then up narrow and windy roads to Mt Baw Baw. Travel time from Melbourne CBD is 2.5 hours.
- The turn off from the Princes Hwy (M1) is at the Drouin / Mt 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 Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road (C426)
- Travel through Icy Creek and Tanjil Bren before reaching the resort gates
- Last major fuel stops is at Longwarry (before you exit the Hwy)
Facts about the Tourist Drive:
The Tourist Road is so very picturesque but is curvy. Stop off via the beautiful old town of Noojee where you can have a quick break, snack or lunch.
Option 2 – Southface Road
This is a gravel road, but it is wide and less windy. Travel time from Melbourne CBD is 2.5 hours, from Latrobe Valley it’s one hour.
From Moe/M1 (Melbourne):
- From the M1, take the turn off at the Moe exit, and then continue via Erica
- At Parkers Corner, continue straight onto the Thomson Valley Road
- 3km along, turn left onto South Face Road
- Last major fuel stop is at Moe
From Traralgon/M1 (Sale):
- Turn at the set of traffic lights at McDonald’s in the town centre of Traralgon
- Travel along Grey Street and follow signs to Tyers/Walhalla (C477, C481, C461)
- Continue on the C481 through Rawson
- At Parkers Corner, turn right onto the Thomson Valley Road
- 3km along, turn left onto South Face Road (25km on a wide gravel road)
- Last major fuel stop is Tyers
Facts about the South Face Road:
The South Face Road is not sealed for 25km, but the road is not so curvy for those who don’t like the windy roads. Erica is your last stop for chains. Call ahead for opening times.
Option 3 – Scenic Suburbs
Picturesque and more direct from eastern suburbs. Travel time from Lilydale is 2 hours.
Your best option for the far eastern suburbs and a more scenic drive is to travel along with the Warburton Highway to Yarra Junction where you turn off onto the Tourist Road near Noojee (C426)
- Travel along the Warburton Hwy to Yarra Junction
- At Yarra Junction turn right onto the Yarra Junction-Noojee Road
- Follow this through Powelltown and Noojee, where you join the Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road
- Continue on through Icy Creek and Tanjil Bren until you reach the entry gate
- Last available fuel is Yarra Junction
* Images and words courtesy of Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort website
GETTING TO THE LODGE
The lodge is some approximately 250 metres from the Day Car park.
It is best to arrive in daylight, especially in the Snow Season. If you are arriving after dark, BRING A TORCH.
In the white Season, Mt Baw Baw has an oversnow service, but this usually only operates within resort office hours (call 03 51 651 136 to book). This service is especially important for people with mobility difficulties.
Let us know if you are arriving late, so we can help you.
Please call Tania on 0412 736 811 .
If you book directly, we will email you ACCESS Information 48 hours before you arrive.
If you have booked via Mt Baw Baw Central Accommodation Service (CABS), then all guests should obtain their keys from Guest Services Information Office, which is located in the Day Car Park (at the top), prior to going to the Lodge,
If you are going to arrive late, call Tania on 0412 736 811 (for direct bookings) or the CABS office (51 651 136) during the day, get the code to the Night Key Safe and when you arrive, collect your keys from the Guest Services Information Office
PLEASE BRING TORCHES TO WALK ON MOUNTAIN PATHS AT NIGHT.
Accessing Main Lodge from Car Park
- Walk down Tingaringy Lane
- Turn right towards Banksia lodge; just before the Cabins that are located on the left of the road.
- Walk past the entrance to Banksia Lodge.
- Down to END of Tanjil Creek Lodge (towards Ben Bullen Lodge). Please note, Banksia Lodge will now be on your left.
- At the end of Tanjil Lodge, there is ramp which leads up to a Code Door (note this door has motion sensored light).
Accessing Halls Retreat from Car Park
- Walk down Tingaringy Lane
- Turn right just before the Cabins that are located on the left of the road, towards Gafia lodge
- Walk past the entrance to Gafia Lodge.
- Halls Retreat is slightly to the right behind Gafia lodge. There is signage above the entry to Halls Retreat
- The Door to Halls Retreat has motion sensored light).