Discover The BNT

BNT Map

Cooktown to Healseville

The Bicentennial National Trail follows historic coach and stock routes, old pack horse trails, mail runs and country roads for over 5000 kilometres through Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT. Wherever possible, along its great length, the Trail provides a living history of our country, following the routes of early pioneers and highlighting historic and heritage sites and artifacts along the way.

As it winds along Australia’s eastern seaboard the Trail reveals some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. It traverses lush tropical rainforests, rugged mountains, valleys and gorges, remote dry plains, alpine meadows, snowfields and wilderness.

The Trail provides access to some of the wildest, most inaccessible country in the world and provides endless fascination for those interested in Australia’s unique fauna and flora.

The Bicentennial National Trail was originally conceived as a route for the long distance horse trekker but is now enjoyed by cyclists and walkers as well.

It is not always possible to traverse the whole route, or even a large part of it, in a single journey! Select a short section that attracts your interest and start there.

The Trail is presented in 12 Guidebooks covering sections of 400 to 500 kilometres each. An overview of each section is provided here. For detailed information it is best to obtain a Guidebook from our shop.

We also have some general information on planning a trek and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Take some time to discover the magic of the BNT!

 

 

Recollections

Doc reckons the best tip he received for long distance horse trekking came from Dan Seymour – “never go past a good feed”. It’s a simple tip but one to live by. “If after riding 10 km you come across

Doc Eckerly

1996

What we have created is a place that belongs to every Australian.  

RM Williams

Official Opening 1988

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