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

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

RM Williams

Official Opening 1988

Second night’s camp was the BNT shelter on the western side of Musket Flat. This great asset for the Trail was provided by Fraser Coast Regional Council some years ago and it has been a welcome stopping point for many

Dave McLeod

2012

Recent News
  • Guidebook 10 Updates 13 July 2018

    A new update has been posted for Guidebook 10, covering areas from Jenolan Caves to Kosciusko. This update includes important ...

  • Christmas Break – Office Closure 1 December 2017

    The BNT Admin Office will be closed from Wednesday 20 December 2017 and will reopen on Monday 22 January 2018.

  • BNT 2017 AGM Flyer 21 August 2017

    This year’s AGM is being held in Narbethon Victoria on October 21-22 2017.

  • Guidebook 9 Update 27 July 2015

    A new update has been posted for Guidebook 9, covering areas from Aberdeen to Jenolan Caves. This update includes important ...

  • Guidebook 5 Update 9 June 2015

    A new update has been posted for Guidebook 5, covering areas from Biggenden to Blackbutt. This update includes important changes ...