Fire Alert

We have been advised of a fire in the Manobalia area (Guidebook 9 Maps 1-2) very close to the BNT. Please stay off the Trail in this area until the fire danger has eased. Check local conditions, and stay safe!

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Guidebook Updates

Updates to Guidebook 4 and Guidebook 11 are available on the Downloads page.

There are minor changes – to a section coordinator in Guidebook 4 and information on a locked gate in Guidebook 11.

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BNT 2013 AGM – Atherton

Plans are well underway for this year’s Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 5 October. Atherton, in tropical Far North Queensland, is this year’s location.

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Flying the BNT Banner at the 2012 AGM

As in previous years, we are making a weekend of it! See the latest Tracks magazine for details.

4 October – On Friday evening there will be an informal meal and get together at Wongabel Stables.

5 October – On Saturday join us for lunch from 12.00 (everyone welcome) followed by the Annual General Meeting at 2.00. Once we close the formalities there will be an open forum which provides an opportunity for members to discuss matters BNT. The AGM will be held at Halloran’s Hill Hall, Twelfth Ave, Atherton. In the evening, join us for dinner at the Pagoda Restaurant .

6 October – For Board members Sunday will be a day of meetings with a morning meeting with Section Coordinators from the area and a Board meeting in the afternoon. Members can take advantage of the delights of the Atherton Tableland. Dinner at the Atherton Hotel in the evening will be an informal affair.

7 October – Monday is a Public Holiday!

This year we will be putting a special resolution to the AGM. The motion to be put to the meeting will be: “That the Company adopt a new constitution as circulated.”  A draft copy of the constitution has been sent  to all members with the latest  Tracks magazine. The proposed constitution does not change the objects of the BNT but modernises the terms and updates the format and puts it all in a more readable format.

We look forward to seeing members and supporters in Atherton!

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Centenary Ride makes the Canberra Times

Preparations are well under way for recruiting trail bosses for November’s Centenary Ride in the ACT.  See the article from the Canberra Times – and the great photos.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/trail-leaders-needed-for-centenary-ride-20130811-2rqge.html

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Guidebook 10 Update

A revised Update for Guidebook 10 has been added to the Downloads page. The change updates the route of the BNT through Canberra.

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Welcome

Welcome to the Bicentennial National Trail website.

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Recollections

It was created with the USA’s 3,500-kilometre Appalachian Trail in mind, but this one, over five million footsteps in length, is the longest in the world. … The Appalachian trail cost more than $95 million; this one just $200,000 in

Celebration: Australia's Bicentenary in Pictures

1989

Queensland is long, flat and hot. New South Wales is wilderness and very remote, then you get into Canberra and are going around in circles. Victoria is short and steep. It’s all of the above.

Craig Landy

2012

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