Bicentennial National Trail

Founded by bushman R. M. Williams, the 5330‑kilometre Bicentennial Nation Trail traces the pioneering history of Australia’s stockmen, all the way from Healesville in Victoria to Cooktown in Queensland’s Top End. It would take almost a year to complete the whole track, but walkers of any fitness level can pick up small sections through national parks, farmland or remote wilderness areas. The section between Ebor and Killarney follows the Demon Fault Line, crossing over a range of landscapes, and is only suitable for experienced hikers used to long climbs and river crossings. For a more leisurely walk, the section between Biggenden and Blackbutt has opportunities for fossicking near Nanango, as well as wildlife-watching in forests that are home to red deer. The track is also popular for horseriding, canoeing, birdwatching and mountain-bike riding.

Bicentennial National Trail, 1300 138 724; www.nationaltrail.com.au

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