Walking Since 1939

Mt Baw Baw


Mt Baw Baw Xmas 2019 [click here to view full trip description]

Trip summary:

Accommodated trip staying at the Ed Ski  Lodge in Mt Baw Baw (twin share).

Walks will be in the surrounding areas (3 full + 1/2 day walks):

1. Mt. Baw Baw to Mushroom Rocks (16km): Starts from Mt. Baw Baw and follows the AAWT via the Talbot Hut ruins, Mt. Erica &  Mushroom Rocks.

2. Erica weir – O’Sheas Mill (13km):This walk follows a vehicular track through the forest to Erica weir which supplies the township of Erica. There will a river crossing and a short 300m offtrack section through thick bush to the AAWT, which is followed downhill to the former site of O’Sheas Mill (lunch) and eventually returning to the start. [Option to avoid the ‘off track’ section is to return the same way.]

3. Wirilda Track (14km): Commencing from the Moondarra Dam spillway, the track winds through open forests, Boola State Forest & Tyers Regional Park to the Wirilda Environmental Park. It generally follows the Tyler River and passes an old lime quarry and kilns. There will be at least one creek crossing. [Note: 40km car shuffle required.]

4. Thompson Station<->Horse Bend (approx 10km): This follows the former train line (now used for a tourist train service) to Horseshoe Bend. This is a tunnel created to divert the river flow to permit alluvial gold mining. The area was deforested for gold mining but is now heavily reforested.


Booking is  required for this walk.  The Leader will confirm your acceptance onto the walk, or not, via email.  Payment in full is required once the leader accepts you onto the walk.   Payment details are provided on your acceptance pending payment email.    Once your payment has been confirmed by the Leader (please allow a few days for this) you will receive a confirmation email.

What to bring:

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

If you are paying via EFT use Trip Code: 271219  Include this + your name as payment description/reference. For a branch deposit, put the trip code in the Six Digit Aux Serial No.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the

Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

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Activity Date(s)


December 27, 2019 6:00 pm


December 31, 2019 1:00 pm







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