Mount Saint Phillack via Australian Alps Walking Track
8 h, 12 h 30 min to 2 days
↑ 1137 m ↓ -1137 m
Starting from the Mt Erica Carpark at the end of Mt Erica Road, Baw Baw, this walk leads to the summit of Mount Saint Phillack and back via Australian Alps Walking Track. Located at the northeastern end of the Baw Baw National Park, Mount Saint Phillack is the highest peak in the park, standing at 1,556 metres. This is a true alpine walk as you traverse through beautiful vegetation that includes Mountain Ash, Snow Gum, Silver Wattle and tree ferns. The narrow trail winds its way gradually upwards, passing through a maze of giant granite teors known as the Mushroom Rocks. Upon reaching the summit of Mount Saint Phillack, you are rewarded with magnificent views that stretch out endlessly over the Victorian Alps. You can stay at the various campsites(may be closed) to make this a multi-day walk. At these altitude levels the weather can change very quickly, and it is advised to come prepared with the appropriate equipment. During winter, the area is inundated with snow and becomes a popular skiing spot. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.