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Guidebooks

A comprehensive set of Guidebooks covers the full length of the Bicentennial National Trail. A Guidebook is a ‘must have’ for anyone considering travelling on the BNT. See Discover the BNT for general information on each section.

A note on the sale of Guidebooks

Guidebooks are for sale to BNT members only.

The Bicentennial National Trail is an entirely voluntary organisation and we raise most of our funds through memberships and the sale of guidebooks. Many people assume that we have some form of recurrent government funding or corporate sponsorship – we don’t. Many similar iconic trails are owned and maintained by government agencies. Our situation is different. We do not control the land over which the trail passes, rather we possess the intellectual property which provides the uninterrupted 5330 km trekking route in eastern Australia that is the Bicentennial National Trail. We rely on the good graces of the many land owners and land managers over which the Trial passes – across three states and the ACT and in particular we seek to protect the interests of the private land owners who make their property accessible to long distance trekkers. We do have to restrict the availability of Guidebooks to BNT members only, due to our insurance commitments.

We ask that you join the BNT to access to this iconic Trail. Some of the benefits of BNT membership include access to the Guidebooks and access to the vast network of section coordinators and ‘Trail Angels’ who freely give support and advice to trekkers. In our experience the ‘Trail magic’ that happens along the route is the added bonus that BNT members find on their travels.

Each Guidebook costs $30.00

BNT Guidebooks for Queensland

Guidebooks one to six cover the Trail in Queensland.

Edition 2 Guidebooks

Queensland Guidebooks

BNT Guidebooks for New South Wales

Guidebooks seven to eleven are for travel through New South Wales and the ACT. If you want the ACT – it is covered in Guidebook 10.

Edition 3 Guidebook

New South Wales Guidebook

BNT Guidebooks for Victoria

Guidebooks 11 and 12 cover Victoria. Guidebook 12 is written from south to north for people starting their journey at Healesville!

Edition 2 Guidebook Victoria

Victoria Guidebook

Weekenders

Weekenders provide a taste of life on the Trail. For an overview of each booklet see Weekenders

Weekenders

Weekenders

 Each Weekender costs $7.00

BNT Map – Poster

Poster sized wall map

Poster sized Wall Map

The wall map costs $10.00

Packhorse Trekking Manual

Mike Allen’s Packhorse Trekking Manual contains knowledge from Mike’s horse packing treks, from making pack saddles and gear and from people trekking the BNT. The book’s nine chapters cover

  • Getting Organised
  • Choosing Horses
  • Horse Care
  • Horse Equipment
  • Camping Equipment
  • On the Trail
  • Campcraft
  • Food, Hazards and Safety
Packhorse Trekking Manual

Packhorse Trekking Manual

Mike Allen’s Packhorse Trekking Manual costs $25.00

BNT Merchandise

Help us celebrate 25 years of the Bicentennial National Trail with a commemorative hat pin / badge

Hat Pin

Anniversary Hat Pin

25th Anniversary Hat Pin / Badges are $10.00 each

Recollections

We made good time in the rain and following the road. We covered 20km, arriving at Knockwood at 1pm. We travelled the next 10km through the bush to the base of the Lazareni Spur and started the climb at 2pm.

Terry Montgomery

2012

It has been an interesting task to type this record of Dan Seymour’s journey from the pages of Hoofs and Horns magazine. I have marvelled at his tenacity to keep to his task of spreading the idea of trail riding

Erica Williams

2003

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