Distance: 3.4 km
Average Gradient: 7%
Maximum Gradient: 13.3%
Elevation gain: 242 meters
Traffic: Light traffic
Road Surface: Good
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The Neerim climb is located just under 50 kilometres west of the Baw Baw Alpine Village, and is a place of great natural beauty, and is surrounded by dense mountain forests and rolling green hills & offers some stunning views of Mount Baw Baw.
The climb begins at the intersection of Main Neerim Road & Yarra Junction-Noojee Road
The first 2 km of this climb is quite steep and will challenge the hardiest of climbers. This is a climb that you can easily cook yourself and it’s really important to find the right pace. Main Neerim road offers long windy bends, but there are a few straight sections which will test your resolve and seem a grind to get up.
There are a couple of fantastic lookouts to the left hand side of the road. If you’re weak & want to cop out of the climb by all means stop to have a look…..
The climb finishes shortly after you pass the silos on the left hand side of the road
I rarely advocate descents, but this is one of the best you’ll find. Fast high speed corners with some incredible views along the way. Almost as good as the climb……..
The Baw Baw region is one of the best in Victoria to visit by bike, and is steeped in history. Originally settled by gold prospectors during the 1860’s, the area became a timber industry which helped to sustain the area through the following century.
A short journey from Noojee is the Toorongo Falls Road which follows the river into a scenic valley which reaches the Toorono Falls Reserve. A short 750 metre walk through the tall wet forest to reach the Toorongo Falls.
To the west of Noojee there is a historic trestle bridge which is Victoria’s oldest trestle bridge being built in 1919 as part of a railway to transport timber out of the district. There is a 3km rail trail from Noojee to the trestle bridge which although short is an amazing trail to ride.
Take the Rainforest walk to the Ada tree, which is one of the largest surviving trees in Victoria at about 76 meters in height and 15.7 meters girth at shoulder height.