Things to see and do
Shelter facilities including the warm room and change room will be closed.
This is a basic visitor site so we are encouraging all visitors to be self-sufficient.
A food van offering a limited range will operate in peak periods. They will adhere to strict hygiene measures and contactless payment system.
If the St Gwinear car park is full, delay your visit. Do not join vehicle queues or park illegally.
There are two toboggan runs. Toboggans will not be available for hire from the Parks Victoria this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Visitors are advised to hire them from nearby Erica or Rawson. Alternatively, if you intend to bring your own toboggan, remember that only plastic moulded toboggans are allowed on the runs.
Snowshoeing is permitted on the ski trail network. Snow shoes are either BYO or hire from suppliers. There is a short Winter Walking Track leading to a lookout that starts at the St Gwinear carpark and extends approximately 600m (1.2km return).
Cross country skiing
Mount St Gwinear, located on the Baw Baw Plateau, offers 12km of cross country trails, with the first Main Trail departing from the Mount St Gwinear car park. There is a loop that visitors can undertake accessing 5 trails. These trails are called Cascades Trail, Saints Trail, Tullicoutty Trail and Gwinear Trail. There is an access point on the Saints Trail at Phillack Saddle to link onto a cross country ski trail (Tanjil) for those accessing the Baw Baw Resort Alpine Village.
Dispersed camping is permitted on the Baw Baw Plateau except in the Reference Area Zone and within 20 metres of streams and alpine bogs.
Things to do in the area
Baw Baw Plateau
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Mount St Gwinear
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Mount St Gwinear
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2020
Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Visitor number restrictions over winterThere will be a limit on the number of visitors permitted into the Mount St Gwinear carpark in Baw Baw National Park at any one time. Toboggan hire will be unavailable so visitors must bring their own. Parks Victoria staff will be at the entry to the carpark to assist visitors and monitor vehicle numbers. For further information go to parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19