Guidebook Updates

Guidebook Updates contain important information and should be read in conjunction with the relevant Guidebook. Updates are provided in pdf format. Once you have purchased your Guidebook there is no charge for the updates. Check back regularly to make sure you have the latest update!

Guidebook 1 Cooktown to Gunnawarra  – GuideBook 01 updates May 2017

Guidebook 2 Gunawarra to Collinsville – GuideBook 02 updates May 2017

Guidebook 3 Collinsville to Kabra – GuideBook 03 updates Feb 2017

Guidebook 4 Kabra to Biggenden  – GuideBook 04 updates Oct 2017

Guidebook 11 Kosciusko to Omeo – GuideBook 11 updates Feb 2017

Guidebook 12 Healesville to Omeo – GuideBook 12 updates Feb 2017

Membership Application

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Order Guidebooks

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A note on the sale of Guidebooks

Guidebooks are for sale to BNT members only.

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.

Travelling Stock Reserve (TSR)  Permit – NSW

Much of the route of the BNT through New South Wales follows designated Travelling Stock Reserves. Use of Travelling Stock Reserves and their campsites is controlled by NSW Local Land Service (LLS).  All trekkers intending to use a TSR campsite must obtain a Permit from the relevant LLS. In addition all trekkers must make contact with the relevant NSW Local Land Service at least 48 hours before use. The NSW Local Land Service may refuse approval if all conditions relating to the use of a TSR are not met.

BNT Members

BNT members have access to a streamlined Permit approval process.

  • Non-members intending to use a TSR campsite on the Bicentennial National Trail must make contact with each relevant NSW Local Land Service to make your own arrangements for Permits.
  • Access to the streamlined Permit approval process is only available to current BNT members.
All users

Trekking Code

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Trekker Registration

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So you want to go trail riding?

Steve Nott’s thoughts on trekking with horses, So you want to go trail riding?

Notes for Walkers

Colin Kemp’s Notes for Walkers

Notes for Cyclists

Download Notes for Cyclists


Download a copy of Basic map and compass navigation