West Gippsland Hinterland Drive
Leg 2: Walhalla to Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village
47.5 km/30 miles, about 2 hours
There's much adventure to be had between historic Walhalla and the spectacular Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village.
From bushwalking to whitewater fun
Discover the villages of Rawson and Erica and get back to nature with everything from 4WD tours and whitewater adventures to fishing and bushwalking.
Detour off the route and follow the signs to Thomson Dam, the largest of all of Melbourne's reservoirs and an amazing feat of engineering. Enjoy a break from driving and settle into a picnic lunch while taking in the scenery.
Back on the touring route, you'll begin your ascent up the unsealed South Face Road. Turn off on Mt Erica Road and head towards Mushroom Rocks, an impressive display of giant granite tors. Walk through the diverse and unspoilt landscapes of Baw Baw National Park to the rocks, a part of the 650-kilometre Australian Alps Walking Track that links Walhalla and Canberra.
Something for everyone at Mt Baw Baw
You'll finally arrive at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort. There's something for everyone here, winter or summer. Hit the slopes on a bushwalk, try your hand at toboganning or skiing during the white season, or set out on a downhill biking adventure in the warmer months. To finish, slow it right down with a soak in the outdoor spa at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort.
Less than two hours from Melbourne, Mt Baw Baw Resort in Gippsland offers snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing, tobogganing and snow-play.