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 upates.
A note on the sale of Guidebooks
To buy 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 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.
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.
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!
Weekenders provide a taste of life on the Trail. For an overview of each booklet see Weekenders
Each Weekender costs $7.00
BNT Map – Poster
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
- Food, Hazards and Safety
Mike Allen’s Packhorse Trekking Manual costs $25.00
Help us celebrate 25 years of the Bicentennial National Trail with a commemorative hat pin / badge
25th Anniversary Hat Pin / Badges are $10.00 each