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Important Notice

The BNT strongly advises Trekkers and especially animal trekkers NOT TO proceed with any trek on the BNT.
The water and feed situation along the BNT from the southern border of NSW/ACT up the entire trail of NSW and Qld is critical. This advice comers from the local BNT Section Coordinators and the BNT Board. Please adhere this advice, as some water holes are ‘bone dry’. And trekkers should NOT EXPECT land owners and farmers to supply water, when they do not have for their own stock. The BNT implores all of us to be responsible to the needs of those who are doing it ‘darn tough’


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


Latest News

  • Guidebook 5 Update 9 August 2018

    A new update has been posted for Guidebook 5, covering areas from Biggenden to Blackbutt. This update includes important changes to contact information, trail realignments and advice.

  • Website Update 24 July 2018

    Work has commenced on improvements to The National Trail's web presence. The website has been reorganised to better bring content together and make it easier to find. The membership process is also undergoing change.

  • Guidebook 7 Update 23 July 2018

    A new update has been posted for Guidebook 7, covering areas from Killarney to Ebor. This update includes important changes to contact information, trail realignments and advice. It replaces all previous updates.