THINGS TO DO AROUND ERICA
Mt Baw Baw
Enjoy the surroundings and warm fire at Erica Caravan Park after visiting Mt Baw Baw which is a main ski mountain in Victoria, with 30 hectares of mainly beginner-intermediate ski runs with seven lifts servicing a variety of runs. The village offers ski in-ski out access with downhill runs, and a number of cross country trails across the Baw Baw plateau. The local ski season is usually from July to the end of September. FROM 2019 ALL GUESTS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CONSECUTIVE DAY RESORT ENTRY TO MT BAW BAW; THE SAME AS VISITORS ON MOUNTAIN.
Mountain Top Experience also offer a daily transport service to Mt Baw Baw. Bookings can be made online up to 4:30pm the day prior. When booking just select the option of “Erica Public Park & Toilets” as the pick up point. Pick up time is at 9:45am. http://www.mountaintopexperience.com/snow/moe-daily/
Also within 20 km is Mt St Gwinear which is another amazing option for families to enjoy the snow, tobboganing and cross country skiing. Free entry.
During the summer months, Erica, Moondarra National Park, Mt Baw Baw & the surrounding Areas are popular for hiking and bushwalking. The alpine grasses are blanketed with wildflowers and walks at a higher elevation pass through snow gum forest at Mt Baw Baw. Popular walks include the Great Walhalla Alpine Trail, which starts at the gold mining town of Walhalla and finishes at the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort. The hike is the first 40 kilometres of the Australian Alps Walking Track.
Another favourite is the cycling available. The 7 peaks ride up Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road features one of the toughest climbs accessible by road bicycles in Australia. The final climb of 6..2 kilometres rises 718 metres. The Mount Baw Baw Classic is an annual cycling race held by the Warragul Cycling Club, and ends at the village.
If road cycling is not your thing then try Downhill mountain biking on the purpose-built downhill track located on the south western side of the mountain. The track comprises a good mix of cambered dirt, rocks, fire road as well as technical sections.
ALL YEAR ROUND
Only 10 minutes’ drive from Erica is the charming historic town of Walhalla which was founded in 1862 as a gold mining community. Many of the town’s historic buildings have been restored and visitors can enjoy train rides through the lush valley, explore the old gold mines, take a leisurely stroll through the town or stay late for a spooky ghost tour. This town is a must-see for history buffs, photographers and bushwalkers and the perfect day trip from Erica.
A few minutes from Erica Caravan Park is Moondarra State Park. Enjoy stunning wildflower displays, bushwalks, picnics, swimming, fishing or scenic drives. Some roads are also suitable for bike riding.
Blue Rock Lake is also only 20 minutes away and ideal for picnics, fishing, kayaking, boating, swimming and stand up paddle boarding.
Whether its walking & hiking, 4wd' ing, fishing (lake or river) , cycling, mountain bike riding, skiing or snow boarding : there is an abundance of outdoor activities to set your imagination and heart racing. Check out the link below to see all sorts of amazing activities on offer at our doorstep.
Undercover secure locked compound; up to 20 bikes available. (motorbikes / road bikes/ racing bikes / push bikes)
We look forward to welcoming you in to our camping family & help you explore what our beautiful area has to offer.