Baw Baw Shire

Closer than you think

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Visit Baw Baw – Closer Than You Think

Visit Baw Baw and discover this spectacular, exciting and inviting region.

We invite you to visit and explore a region with spectacular natural landscapes and wilderness attractions, historic townships, gourmet delights and world-class hospitality, all located less than an hour from Melbourne.

Soak up the country charm, and experience a flourishing culinary culture, from popular favourites to truly groundbreaking and innovative fine foods. Enjoy farm-fresh produce, prepared by amazing chefs or discover your own at our Farmers Markets and Farmgate Sales located throughout the region.

Try some of the region’s most delectable wines and meet the growers and families who work this land to bring you the most vibrant and flavoursome wine to accompany our delicious produce.

A region renowned for its ability to leave you inspired, its vibrant arts community will delight and engage even the most passionate arts and culture lovers. With a modern Arts Centre attracting acts from all over Australia, and studios and art galleries scattered around the region Baw Baw is an art lovers paradise.

Now settle in and let us introduce you to our heroes…

Yarragon Village and Surrounds are nestled at the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges surrounded by rolling green hills, that showcases some of the region’s best produce and highlight some of the paddock to plate experiences you can indulge in. Yarragon Village is home to unique and incredible vintage markets, speciality antique stores, fashion boutiques and a range of stores that create an art lovers haven. Once you have indulged in some retail therapy enjoy the local cafes’, lolly shop and explore the outstanding wineries, that surround the village.

Around the next corner, Walhalla and Mountain Rivers awaits, take a step back in time and experience life as it was in historic WalhallaThis unique mountain outpost offers visitors an opportunity to experience golden era surroundings and atmosphere. Learn about the tough lives of miners, pan for gold at Stringers Creek and explore the towns old hotels, church, shops, and schools. Surrounding Walhalla, adventure waits, an area famous for its camping, mountain biking, bushwalking, motorbike riding and four-wheel driving, it is an outdoor lovers’ paradise.

Noojee and Surrounds are the perfect place to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind. The areas boast a rich heritage and unique natural attractions to delight and inspire, home to the majestic Noojee Trestle Bridge, the tallest surviving wooden trestle bridge in Victoria and the breathtaking, tiered waterfall, Toorongo Falls is unparalleled in its beauty and will ignite and delight all your senses. And once you’ve finished exploring be spoilt for choice and indulge the foodie within at the local cafes, restaurants and boutique wineries.

Noojee is also the gateway to exploring Mt Baw Baw, Melbourne’s closest downhill ski resort this all-season alpine village offers something for everyone. With snow-filled fun running through winter, in Summer there are endless hours of outdoor adventure for the whole family.

Ideal for a weekend away, an extended holiday or simply a day trip, Baw Baw offers a feast for the senses and is the perfect getaway in any season.

Before you go, be sure to check out What’s On, our region is home to incredible unique events, and is the perfect way to begin a weekend in Baw Baw.

And if you’re considering a tree change, or to turn a visit into a lifestyle, come and get to know us a little better. 

Visit Baw Baw – It’s closer than you think!

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