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Bicentennial National Trail

Take a journey into tranquil landscapes and into the past with a trip along the Bicentennial National Trail.

The Trail, dreamed up by legendary horseman R.M. Williams, opened in 1988 after many years of planning and negotiation by the Australian Trail Riders’ Association.

The Trail stretches for 5,330 kilometres along the Great Diving Range of eastern Australia from Cooktown in Queensland down the eastern coast of Australia to Healesville, near Melbourne in Victoria.

The Trail links together some of the finest natural scenery, journeying through lush tropical rainforests, open dry plains, gorges and rugged mountains.

The trail was originally designed for long-distance horse riding, but today is designed for self-reliant, non-motorised trekking and shorter treks, so travellers can experience the remoteness and natural beauty of the outdoors. The trail allows its travellers to also enjoy a more basic and down to earth experience, as well as celebrating our cultural history.

The Trail is an ideal place for travellers to get back to nature, learn bush skills and journey through different landscapes.

The trail is divided into 12 sections, each detailed in a numbered guidebook. The trail passes through the Oberon region in sections 9 and 10, from Aberdeen to Jenolan Caves in ninth section and from Jenolan Caves to Yaouk in the tenth. During these two sections, travellers can experience amazing areas including the Wollemi and Blue Mountains National Parks, Taralga, Crookwell and Gundaroo. For more information on the trail near the Oberon region please see The Bicentennial National Trail Guidebook Number 9 and 10.

For more information on the Bicentennial National Trail and where you can journey it in the Oberon area, call the Oberon Visitor Information Centre.

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