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Address: Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road | Via Noojee, Mount Baw Baw, Victoria 3833, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5165 1136
Activities: Skiing
Description: Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is the closest DOWNHILL SKI resort to Melbourne...
Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is the closest DOWNHILL SKI resort to Melbourne & the Mornington PeninsulaYour Mt Baw Baw adventure is... Only a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne 1 hour from the heart of Gippsland Just over 3 hours from the Mornington Peninsula One tank of petrol is all it takes to get here and back from Melbourne!Mt Baw Baw is a year-round resort, catering for snow enthusiasts during the white season, and outdoor adventurers, hikers and bike riders during the green seasonMt Baw Baw is located 120 km east of Melbourne and 50 km north of the Latrobe ValleyGiven the nature of the terrain & the lift network, Mt Baw Baw snowfields are ideal for the snowboarder, downhill & cross country skier during WinterWith 35 hectares of groomed runs, seven ski lifts, two snow play areas, 10kms of groomed x-country ski trails & unlimited terrain amongst the snowgums to explore, you will be hard pressed to find a better outdoor venue so close to MelbourneMt Baw Baw is a family friendly alpine resort, offering the bungee tramp, dog sled tours during Winter, Kids Camps and family accommodation packagesDuring the warmer months, Mt Baw Baw comes alive with spectacular wildflowers. The Resorts walking trails link to a wider network of trails within the Baw Baw National Park and also the Great Alpine Walking Trail. The Resort is also home to a national standard downhill mountain bike track which is open during the Green Season.The Village Restaurant is open all year round offering delicious food and spectacular views across West GippslandThe village, with its friendly atmosphere and modern facilities caters for the day tripper and long term visitor. With accommodation, ski hire, food outlets, retail, medical & information centres all within easy walking distance of the car parks, the village is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area.
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Escape Melbourne's summer heat

Mt Baw Baw has some good walking tracks, a restaurant with a wonderful view, and plenty of parking in summer. The tracks are used for cross-country skiing in winter, but are worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Lorraine B
Longwarry, Australia
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Longwarry, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Mt Baw Baw has some good walking tracks, a restaurant with a wonderful view, and plenty of parking in summer. The tracks are used for cross-country skiing in winter, but are worth walking in warmer weather. Escape the summer heat of Melbourne - It is cooler on Mt Baw Baw. Take a jumper or raincoat, a picnic lunch, sun hat,... More 

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Kim W, Public Relations Manager at Mount Baw Baw, responded to this review

A visit to beautiful Mt Baw Baw is absolutely one of the best ways to beat the heat during summer! Thank you for sharing with your fellow reviewers the experiences that you enjoyed on the mountain. We will look forward to welcoming you to the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village again before the summer is out. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Four adults two children spent four nights at Baw Baw in Kelly's Lodge (see review). Four days were spent walking various tracks near and further away. The Summit Track was an easy but really lovely morning walk. The track to Mt St Gwinear was a much longer but beautiful walk. Our favorite walk was further afield Mushroom Rocks. Stunning flora... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was our first time seeing snow and it was definitely a good experience for us and the kids. The resort was well organised - the hire shop was very helpful and easy to deal with. We spent $197 to hire 3x ski jackets, pants and 2x toboggans. There are a few choices of restaurants from cheaper to more expensive.... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Was a good day of fun on the toboggan with my children. Great food at the restaurant and beautiful scenic with background alpines and the cottage resorts. Highly recommend for families for a cosy white weekend.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Travel here from the mornington peninsula. A family of beginners out for a snow day and first experience. Entry, hire and lesson costs were reasonable. Staff taking lessons friendly. There was ample snow. Not a huge selection of pubs or restaurants, however for a family of beginners I would definitely recommend as the cost is a lot cheaper than some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Getting here was easy using the south face road, a days skiing at the weekend was $50 Parking, $50 ski hire, $75 lift pass, cheeper during midweek, the lifts were well run and staff helpful and freindly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great day with the kids having their first snow experience. Advise for small children who haven't seen snow to go early in the season to avoid lots of people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just returned from a week on the mountain with ten primary aged students and three teenagers. What a great place! Other than the drive up, which can be a bit hairy, the village was easily accessible, parking was effortless and getting to our lodge a breeze. Our kids had lessons at the ski school and after three days all were... More 

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Mildura, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited Mount Baw Baw in the school hols with the kids. We had awesome weather on the day we went, about 15 degrees & sunny. There was loads of snow, the kids managed to toboggan for ages, built a snowman, threw some snowballs & had a great day. We even saw santa who was there visiting when we got... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our fourth time back at Mt Baw Baw for the snow. I think the thing that stands out most is the friendliness and helpfulness of all the mountain staff. I also like the way the village and runs are so easy to get around, whether on foot or on skis/snowboard, which means that the kids (9 and 13)... More 

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