BNT / AAWT

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BNT / AAWT

Postby alanm » Wed 26 Oct, 2016 10:10 pm

Hi everyone,

A quick query, for no particular reason other than curiosity, how close are the BNT and AAWT together between Vic and Canberra.

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Re: BNT / AAWT

Postby neilmny » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 5:25 am

The AAWT starts in Walhalla and BNT in Healesville for starters.
Ufortunately you have to buy the maps of the BNT from http://www.bicentennialnationaltrail.com.au/ to find out exactly where it goes. :roll:
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Re: BNT / AAWT

Postby GBW » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 4:08 pm

There's a few places where the AAWT and BNT intersect...here's one near Oldfields Hut in NSW with Bimberi in the background. The yellow marker is an AAWT marker, the other BNT. This is the edge of the Bimberi Wilderness Area so the BNT follows an alternate route to Tharwa to avoid this area. I have a GPS of the BNT somewhere so I'll have a look where the intersecting points are when I can.

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Near Oldfields Hut


Another one...

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Grey Mare Firetrail at Happy Jacks Road


The BNT also follows Barkley Jeep Track from Jam-Licola rd to Rumpff Saddle then veers south east before Peters Gorge towards Glencairn then north to the Howitt Plains via the Macalister River and Butcher Country Track.

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Near Rumpff Saddle...AAWT left, BNT straight


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Re: BNT / AAWT

Postby alanm » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 10:33 pm

neilmny, I'm very fortunate to already own both sets of maps and guide books :D ..... but they're at home, some 1200 km's away :( ....... When next at home I'll dig 'em out for a comparison.

GBW, Thanks for the pics, they look great. If you ever trip over that GPS file of the BNT, I'd really appreciate it. I've imported a KML file I found of the QLD section into OziExplorer and it's great to use for research. I hope to leave Cooktown in the first week of April 2017 and toddle off to Healesville. Must say, I'm really looking forward to it.....it'll give me something to do over a long weekend...... :lol:

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Re: BNT / AAWT

Postby GBW » Sun 30 Oct, 2016 8:30 pm

alanm wrote:GBW, Thanks for the pics, they look great. If you ever trip over that GPS file of the BNT, I'd really appreciate it. I've imported a KML file I found of the QLD section into OziExplorer and it's great to use for research. I hope to leave Cooktown in the first week of April 2017 and toddle off to Healesville. Must say, I'm really looking forward to it.....it'll give me something to do over a long weekend...... :lol:


That's quite a toddle!

Alan, I don't know how old the file is and can't vouch for it's accuracy but it covers Healesville to Canberra. There are a couple of small sections missing through Marysville and from Limestone Creek to Tom Groggin (goes up Mt Hope Track or via Davies Plains Track according to the updates) but if you think it will help I'll send it to you.
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Re: BNT / AAWT

Postby neilmny » Mon 31 Oct, 2016 6:04 am

alanm wrote:......... I hope to leave Cooktown in the first week of April 2017 and toddle off to Healesville. Must say, I'm really looking forward to it.....it'll give me something to do over a long weekend...... :lol:

Cheers.
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No worries Alan after all it's all down hill from Cooktown :wink:
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Re: BNT / AAWT

Postby Lophophaps » Mon 31 Oct, 2016 9:50 am

neilmny wrote:No worries Alan after all it's all down hill from Cooktown :wink:

That seems reasonable. The AAWT is hard only for the first 660 kilometres. It's probable that the BNT is similar, just plug in the distance.
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Re: BNT / AAWT

Postby alanm » Mon 31 Oct, 2016 2:23 pm

GBW, PM sent.

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Re: BNT / AAWT

Postby alanm » Mon 31 Oct, 2016 2:28 pm

Lophophaps wrote:
neilmny wrote:No worries Alan after all it's all down hill from Cooktown :wink:

That seems reasonable. The AAWT is hard only for the first 660 kilometres. It's probable that the BNT is similar, just plug in the distance.


I reckon you've both hit the nail on the head! :)

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Re: BNT / AAWT

Postby alanm » Thu 03 Nov, 2016 11:53 am

GBW, mate, where did you dig up that pic of the map. I've looked for it but can't find it.

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Re: BNT / AAWT

Postby GBW » Thu 03 Nov, 2016 4:24 pm

I did a screen print of the AAWT/BNT tracks in basecamp. If you want more detailed maps I can produce them.
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