Heritage Places

Over time, we want to build a directory of historic and heritage places along the route of the BNT.

Aboriginal Heritage

The Bicentennial National Trail acknowledges the Aboriginal people of Australia as the traditional custodians of the land over which the Trail passes. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

Where appropriate, we encourage Trail users to explore the Aboriginal heritage around the Trail and find out more about the Dreaming stories associated with various landforms and features.

We ask all Trail users to be respectful of sacred sites and places of significance.

World Heritage

The Trail passes through some of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.

Heritage Listed

Many places on or near the Trail are protected by state heritage listings.

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From the camp site at Miva take time to explore the Dickabram Bridge, one of the few extant road/rail bridges in Queensland.

 

Lunch at Dickabram Bridge

Lunch at Dickabram Bridge

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Just off the Trail is the chimney stack of the Mount Clara Smelter, a reminder of the early copper mining history in the area.

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Camp in view of the Elgin Vale Sawmill.

 

Heritage listed Elgin Vale Sawmill

Heritage listed Elgin Vale Sawmill

Of Historical Interest

Many places along the Trail are of historical interest. The Guidebooks provide information on places of historical importance along the route. Over time we want to record more of this detail.

Attention is focused on Australia’s history as the Trail seeks out the routes and lands of our pioneers. As museums preserve and display artefacts and information on events that happened, The Bicentennial National Trail seeks to preserve where and how they happened.

 

 

Recollections

It was such an incredible journey following the Guy Fawkes River on horseback. There was a mob of brumbies on every river bend. We found all kinds of creatures at night as the moon gazed above. Croaking frogs, their sticky

Ethan Gordon

2013

In 1975 and 1976 the [Cumburrie Trail Horse Riding] club was actively engaged in exploring and mapping the BNT from Crows Nest to the NSW border. On the Killarney section RM [Williams] arranged for the Army’s 4th Cavalry Regiment based

Rowanne Williams

2012

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