How far is Tempest (Mt Baw Baw) from Melbourne?
Baw Baw’s located only 2 and a half hours drive from Melbourne. Reaching the Resort is easy, simply take a short drive along the Princes or Warburton Highways and follow the signs.
Try the alternative route from Melbourne ~ follow the Princes Highway to Moe, turn left to the Erica Road. Five minutes out of Erica is the new South Face Road. It is unsealed, but it provides all weather access without steep gradients or sharp hairpin bends. The new road joins the Baw Baw Road at the relocated ticket box at Neulynes Mill. Take it slowly and enjoy the views. They are breathtaking.
See http://www.southfaceroad.info for more information.
Baw Baw Betty Transport Service / V/Line / Chartered Service
Baw Baw Betty transportation service not only runs over the Winter months, but the Summer months too! Whether you plan to come for the day or the weekend, speak with our friendly staff about organising a private charter for your group.
Baw Baw Betty can meet you at Melbourne Airport, in Warragul connecting with the V/Line train from Melbourne, or wherever your front door may be!
See http://www.vline.com.au/mtbawbaw for connecting train times.
Can I stay one night or is there a minimum stay?
A minimum stay of two nights is required for weekends. One night can be organised midweek depending on demand. You can of course also pay for 2 nights during a weekend and simply stay the one.
How many people can be accommodated at Tempest?
Tempest can accommodate groups/schools up to 38 people. Because each room has 3 double bed bunks, the lodge is ideal for small groups, large groups of family and friends.
Can children be accommodated?
Yes, Tempest is perfect for children, we provide high chairs and the lodge also has toboggans which can be used at the operators own risk.
What do we need to bring?
Tempest is a self catered lodge with a kitchen that has everything you need to make a great meal in. You will need to bring your own food and beverages if you intend eating in or you can eat at one of the many options here on the mountain. You also might want to bring your favourite CDs.
All your linen including pillow cases, sheets & towels will need to supplied. Tempest provides blankets and pillows however most people simply bring their own doona or sleeping bags.
Is there anywhere nearby we can go out for a meal?
There are many food options ranging from pub style through to Restaurant/s.
How far is Tempest from the car park?
Tempest is the third lodge from the top car park and is very easy to get to. You will not need to pay for over snow transport or carry your gear a long way.
Our lodge also boasts ski in, ski out access.
Will I have to carry chains for my car?
Even though you may not need to use them, chains must be carried at all times during winter. They can be hired locally in Melbourne and Gippsland or closer to the mountain and can be quick and easy to fit. If you haven’t fitted chains before, it is recommended you find out from the hirer how to fit them to your vehicle. There are a number of chain fitting areas along the mountain road where you can pull over to fit chains. It is likely that you will be stopped and directed to fit your chains should they be required.
Our preference would be diamond patterned chains.
If I don’t have my own ski or snowboarding equipment where can I hire some from?
Baw Baw Ski Hire is located at Baw Baw. There is a wide range of equipment to hire including skis, snowboards, cross country gear, walking boots, clothing and toboggans.
Is there somewhere we can pick up some groceries?
Mt Baw Baw doesn’t offer a supermarket which means you will need to bring food and alcohol with you. There is a retail shop with very limited products but headache pills, tampons, chocolate bars, tissues etc can be purchased.