We pay tribute to those who have completed the ultimate Australian adventure!
Trekking the entire length of the Bicentennial National Trail is an incredible achievement. Whether on foot, with horses or on a bike, the self-reliant distance trekker who completes this epic journey in the spirit of the trail founders belongs to an elite group of people worthy of special recognition. We pay tribute to those who have earned the right to belong to the ‘5000k Club’!
Horse riders who complete the trek may be eligible for membership of the Long Riders’ Guild
(If anyone is missing, please let us know)
Kathryn Holzberger and Preston Stroud. Cooktown to Healesville with horses.
Vincent Brouillet. On a bike.
Carol Geraghty and her sons Ned and Jacob. Healesville to Cooktown, Carol on foot and the boys on horses.
Belinda Ritchie. With horses Clincher, Trump and Rube, Healesville to Cooktown.
Ben Dyer. On foot, Healesville to Cooktown.
Richard Bowles. Ultra marathon runner. First person to run the Bicentennial National Trail, Healesville to Cooktown
Max Watkins. Cooktown to Healesville with donkey Storm.
Roderick MacKenzie. Cooktown to Healesville by bike.
Robert Kiel. Cooktown to Healesville on bike.
Christian Strobel. Cooktown to Healesville on bike.
Therese Hanna. Healesville to Cooktown with horses.
Martin Gibson. Cooktown to Healesville with bike.
Dyane Sabourin and Geoff Grundy with daughters Angela and Serena. Cooktown to Healesville with 12 horses.
Troy Skaleskog, Greg Poynter, Matt Bailey. Healesville to Cooktown with bikes.
David Waugh and Rebecca Burtt. Healesville to Cooktown on bikes.
Urs Marquardt and Karin Heitzmann. Cooktown to Healesville on horses.
Ed and Maria Van Zelderen. The first riders both directions Cooktown to Healesville and back to Cooktown with horses 10,000 km!
Geoff Daniel. Healesville to Cooktown with horses.
Peter Spotswood. Cooktown to Healesville with horses.
Colin Kemp. Cooktown to Healesville. First hiker to complete the Trail.
1994 – 1995
Gabrielle Schenk. Cooktown to Healesville with horses.
Ian Padgham. Healesville to Cooktown with horses.
Darryl (Doc) Eckley and Robyn Surry. Healesville to Cooktown.
1991 – 1992
Arlene and Sharon Christopherson. First horse riders south to north (Healesville to Cooktown).
Anthony Mair and Melissa Weeks. Healesville to Cooktown with horses.
1989 – 1990
Sharon Muir Watson and Ken Roberts. First to complete the Bicentennial National Trail, with horses, Cooktown to Healesville. Read of their epic adventue in Colour of Courage.