South Face Road

Don’t rely on your GPS on the South Face Road

South Face Road is the name of a mountain road located in Victoria, a state of southeastern Australia, climbing up to Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort, at an elevation of 1.478m (4,849ft) above the sea level.

How long is the South Face Road to Mount Baw Baw Resort?

The road to the resort is 30.3km (18.82 miles) long, starting at Thomson Valley Road, north of Rawson. Don’t rely on your GPS! Some GPS systems don’t work well in the region. Set high in the Great Dividing Range, the road to the resort is totally unpaved. It is a beautiful drive through the National Park then up narrow and windy roads to Mt Baw Baw. The road is not so curvy, for those who don’t like the windy roads. It is wider and less windy than Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road, the other access road to Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort.

Is the South Face Road to Mount Baw Baw Resort challenging?

The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 17% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Be prepared for all conditions as the weather can change rapidly in the Alps. Avoid driving up in bad weather, ensure you have warm, waterproof clothing and footwear and a tube of sunscreen. Make sure you plan where you will fill up your fuel tank before heading up the mountain: do it before heading up to Mt Baw Baw. Fuel is NOT available on the mountain! Chains must be carried during the declared snow season. Don’t forget to add anti-freeze to diesel fuel. Erica is your last stop for chains. Call ahead for opening times.

 

 

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