Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is open for business, so if you are planning on a trip to the snow, you'll need to access the mountain via the Princes Highway to Moe, then take South Face Road.

This is the only way you can access the resort because Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road is closed. Only residents and essential services are permitted to use the road. 

Mt Baw Baw landslide

One of the landslips on Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road soon after the extreme weather event

Update - July 2021 

Significant landslips occurred at 13 locations along Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road during the June extreme weather event. The road remains closed from Willow Grove Road to the South Face Road intersection. Only residents and essential services have access.

Our crews and contractors are working hard to repair the road to reconnect communities and make the road safe for visitors.

In some sections, high altitude and narrow road surfaces have added to the challenge. Substantial preparatory work has been required to allow crews safe access to begin repairs.

Geotechnical investigations are still ongoing at many of the slip sites to determine the best course of action to repair the road. 

When will the road reopen? 

The extensive damage to Mount Baw Baw Road is expected to take at least six months to repair, with completion anticipated in December 2021.

We understand how important roads are to our community. Our crews and contractors will continue to work for however long it takes to clear hazards and rebuild our roads in order to keep the community connected. It’s a big job and we ask you to be patient while we make the roads safe for use again.

Ongoing work to stabilise and repair a slip area on Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road.

Ongoing work to stabilise and repair a slip area on Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road.

There are two slips in this area of the road.

There are two slips in this area of the road.  

How can I access Mt Baw Baw Resort?

Mt Baw Baw detour map

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  • South Face Road is an unsealed gravel road for approximately 25km
  • During winter, snow tyre chains MUST be carried in every vehicle. Chain hire is available:
    • In Moe, Della Torre Road
    • In Erica, Main Road
    • Resort entry
  • Travel time from Melbourne’s CBD is approximately 2.5 hours

Directions from Moe:

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:

  • 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)
  • Continue on the C481 through Rawson
  • At Parkers Corner, turn right onto the Thomson Valley Road
  • 3km along, turn left onto South Face Road
  • Last major fuel stop is in Tyers

Driving on unsealed roads

The South Face Road is an unsealed gravel road for approximately 25km. Unsealed road surfaces include gravel, sand or dirt.

These surfaces can make your tyres lose traction with the road.

You should decrease your speed when travelling on these roads and increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front.

Wet weather and snow make roads muddy, slippery and boggy.

It is important to reduce your speed before nearing the edge of the road because of drop-offs or loose stones.