Section Ten – Jenolan Caves to Kosciusko

Overview

The Trail traverses the southern highlands of New South Wales, and the fine wool growing districts. This is an historic area, first settled around 1820. Passing through Taralga and Gundaroo, the BNT follows the equestrian trail system through the Australian Capital Territory around Canberra’s outer suburbs before heading into Namadgi National Park and crossing into Kosciusko National Park. Travel is advised in milder months. Total fire bans often apply January to March. Most of this part of the Trail is suited to horse drawn vehicles.

Location map GB10

Location Map Guidebook 10

Rating

Moderate. This section is not remote like much of the Trail. It can be approached with some degree of confidence by inexperienced trekkers.

Climate

Cool temperate – mild, warm summer, cold winter. Summers are generally warm and dry with occasional heatwaves in mid-summer. Winter is cold and produces cold gusty winds with occasional sleet and snow that doesn’t make for pleasant travel.

Terrain

Most this section is suitable for mountain bikes and horsedrawn vehicles.

Navigation

Edition three guidebooks

Water

Usually ample

Planning Considerations

Most this section is suitable for mountain bikes and horsedrawn vehicles.

Summer heatwaves should not be taken lightly.

TSR Permits

Parts of this section follows travelling stock reserves (TSR). Campsites on TSRs require Permits for overnight stays. See the downloads page for more information.

Cyclists

This entire section has been enjoyed by many cyclists and is considered ideal for mountain bike touring.

Recollections

Doc reckons the best tip he received for long distance horse trekking came from Dan Seymour – “never go past a good feed”. It’s a simple tip but one to live by. “If after riding 10 km you come across

Doc Eckerly

1996

Great views of the Goulburn river at the entrance to the Widden Valley, still carrying a lot of water. A friendly couple at a rest area along the road took our photo. They wondered how long it would take us

Belinda Ritchie

2013

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 ...