Rawson is modern, mountain retreat ideally located south of the Thomson Dam and only 15 minutes’ drive from the historic town of Walhalla. It’s a perfect getaway location for visitors to explore, experience and enjoy what this unique, diverse and inviting region has to offer.

Located a few hours east of Melbourne, Rawson is the perfect place to base yourself to explore the Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Region. An ideal place for those into nature appreciation and adventure, it offers an experience for everyone.

The township offers a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. With an abundance of things to do take some time out from everyday life and try your hand at bushwalking, fishing, canoeing, river rafting, bird watching, motorbiking or gold panning.

A popular spot for nature lovers is Mushroom Rocks, located only a short drive from Rawson. Mushroom Rocks makes up a section of the Alpine Walking Track, leading you through a maze of giant granite tors – also a great spot for photographers!

There’s an indoor swimming pool (open December – March only), squash and tennis courts, a BMX track, indoor basketball and badminton stadium, plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

And only ten minutes from another popular spot in the Walhalla and Mountain Rivers region is the town of Erica. Offering visitors even more opportunities to explore the great outdoors.

In the winter months use Rawson as a base to visit the regions snowfields. Just 20 minutes’ drive enjoy cross country skiing at Mt St Gwinear or for more traditional skiing experience, the family-friendly snowfields of Mt Baw Baw are just 35 minutes’ drive. Mt Baw Baw is perfect for adventure seekers of all ages to enjoy the action on offer at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort, with multiple terrain parks, downhill ski runs, snowboarding and plenty of space to indulge in a little snow play or tobogganing.

And don’t think that Mt Baw Baw is only for winter lovers, in the green season escape to the mountain and take a leisurely walk amongst the wildflowers or pack your bikes and embark on a mountain biking adventure! For the less adventurous, sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning mountain views. At the end of the day, soak in the Rock Spa Pool and then take in sunsets that are breathtaking, and unique to Mt Baw Baw. Base yourself in Rawson and enjoy all the pleasures of Mt Baw Baw during the day and experience country hospitality as the sun goes down.

The Rawson Stockyard is also a great place to stop for a meal when in town, good, honest pub-style food it is sure to satisfy your hunger after spending the day enjoying everything we have to offer.

Spend your week or weekend exploring all this beautiful region has to offer and make the most of your trip with a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets.

Something important to remember when planning your trip, Yarragon or Moe are the last stop for fuel on your way to the Mountain Rivers Region so take the chance to stock up while you can.

And, if you need a map, we have you covered – https://goo.gl/maps/6LEKeK4HvyARgYJG7

We love visitors here in Baw Baw so come and visit us today!