Welcome to the National Trail!

Australia’s premier long distance trekking route for the self reliant trekker stretches an incredible 5330 kilometres from Cooktown to Healesville…

Covid – 19 Virus and the Trail 

The National Trail is open, however, it is recommended that trekkers follow the relevant State Government restrictions for regional and interstate travel and whether camping is allowed. To check out the condition of  the Trail and ensure private property is accessible in this time of Covid-19, it is best to contact the section coordinator for the area of Trail you wish to travel , especially in areas affected by bushfire.

December Update: Minor border crossings between Queensland and NSW are now open, including Barlow’s Gate, Section 7, Map 1 on the National Trail.

See Update for Section 11 re dangerous road.

Experiencing Technical Issues 

We are currently working on major changes to our website including enabling the purchase of revised maps. This has caused some major issues in the purchasing section of the website, memberships and the email system. We are working to resolve these as quickly as possible.

Please be patient and thank you for supporting this exciting transition from paper to digital!

 

Welcome to the first edition of Tracks Magazine on the website!

Members can enjoy the current edition of Tracks as a ‘flipbook’ magazine. Just click on the link in the side bar!

Since 2009, the National Trail has published a number of different versions of a magazine. These will become available on the website as an archive, a rich and interesting history of Australia, adventure, horsemanship, environment and our changing lifestyle.

Latest News

  • Covid 19 and the Trail 17 June 2020

    It is now recommended that trekkers follow the relevant State Government restrictions for regional and interstate travel and whether camping is allowed. To check out the condition of  the Trail and ensure private property is accessible in this time of Covid-19, it is best to contact the section coordinator for the area of Trail you wish ...

  • Covid 19 and State regulations on the Trail 17 June 2020

    In line with both State and Federal Governments’ recommendations and restrictions, the National Trail Board is recommending that trekkers follow their own State’s recommendations for regional and interstate travel and whether camping is allowed. It is best of course to contact the section coordinator of the area of trail you wish to travel to check ...

  • Covid – 19 Virus, restrictions and Trail closure 27 March 2020

      In line with both State and Federal Governments’ recommendations and restrictions, the National Trail Board is recommending that trekkers follow their own State’s recommendations for regional and interstate travel and whether camping is allowed. It is best of course to contact the section coordinator of the area of trail you wish to travel to check ...