- Bicentennial National Trail (BNT) -

in Northern NSW

(Killarney to Ebor)


October 2009

MTBing thru Boonoo Boonoo NP (on the BNT)

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The Bicentennial National Trail (BNT) was created back  in 1988 to celebrate Australia's bicentenary. It is a great trail that allows bushwalkers, MTBers & horse riders to travel on the same track from Cape York in northern Qld to Healesville in Victoria. More details about the BNT can be obtained at

Our journey started in Warwick where Heidi's brother lives. After a few days catching up with family, our BNT trip (Book 8) started in Killarney on the Qld/NSW border. With the trail following the Qld/NSW border at the beginning, we soon crossed into NSW and down through the fascinating Boonoo Boonoo NP.

With some good weather, our journey headed south through the Great Dividing Range finally meeting up with the Gibraltar Range NP.

The scenic Old Glen Innes Road was a delight to retrace after a previous trip in the area. Taking the back roads through the Chaelundi State Forest led us through to the spectacular Guy Fawkes River NP. Great views of the river gorge could be seen from the Misty Creek lookout.

As we completed BNT Book 8 (Killarney to Ebor), the heavens opened up and dropped over 150mm of rain. After a night in a cabin in a very wet Dorrigo, we decided to head west to avoid the rain. Views of the twin Ebor Falls were exceptional, as well as a walk to the Wollomombi Falls in the Oxley Wild Rivers NP.

With the rain continuing, we made a decision to head north, back to Warwick to dry out. With only a few days of our trip left, we took in some 4WDing & MTBing in Qld's Sundown NP as well as climb the rock in Bald Rock NP.

A great trip - we are looking forward to continuing our BNT travels next year.