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 and updates.

To buy Guidebooks

A note on the sale of Guidebooks

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  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

BNEdition 2 GuidebooksT Guidebooks for Queensland

Guidebooks one to six cover the Trail in Queensland.




BNT Guidebooks for New South WalesNew South Wales Guidebook Edition 3 Guidebook

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.






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

 Each Weekender costs $7.00




BNT Guidebooks for Victoria

Guidebook 12 covers Victoria.   The new Guidebook 12, Edition 3  is now Tom Groggin to Healesville


BNT Map – Poster

Poster sized wall map
Poster sized Wall Map

The wall map costs $10.00

Packhorse Trekking Manual

Packhorse Trekking Manual
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

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

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