Whenever you go for a walk on the Australian Alps Walking Track you should always consult detailed maps and books that tell you about the area. If you are heading off on an extended walk you will need a set of topographic maps for the section/s you are walking.
|Supplier||Map scale||Areas covered|
Tel: 1800 800 173
|NATMAP 5 colour, 1:100 000 with 40 metre contour intervals||Entire area of the AAWT|
Tel: 1300 366 356
|VICMAP 5 colour, 1:25 000 or 1:50 000 with 20 metre contour intervals||Much of the AAWT|
|NSW Department of Lands
Tel: Bathurst - 02 6332 8123, or
Sydney - 02 9236 7720
||NSW & ACT (overlaps into VIC) sections of the AAWT|
|1:100 000||Namadgi Map and Guide|
These topographic maps may also be available from your local map retailer. To find a map retailer near to you visit A.B.C. Maps .
For further information about the area the following maps and contacts are very useful:
- Australian Alps Walking Track Map Guide
- Australian Alps Touring Map 1:500,000 rrp. $8.50 available from Tabletop Press email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following books are recommended reading:
- Australian Alps Walking Track by John Chapman, Monica Chapman and John Siseman, 2009 from Open Spaces Publishing
- Wild guide to plants and animals of the Australian Alps, 1999 from Envirobook Publishing.
The following websites are excellent references for further information:
- John Chapman Bushwalking
- Siseman/Chapman Bushwalking Books
- Bushwalking in Australia, 4th Edition
- Hiking in Australia
For information about fire restrictions and fire bans contact one of the following visitor centres for the State or Territory you plan to walk in.
Mt Beauty, Bright or Omeo Offices on - 131 963 for the most up to date information.
Walhalla General Store - 03 5165 6227
New South Wales
NSW National Parks
National Parks Centre - 1300 361 967
Snowy Region Visitor Centre - 02 6450 5600
Tumut Visitor Centre - 02 6947 7025
Australian Capital Territory
Territory and Municipal Services - Parks, Forests and Reserves
Namadgi Visitor Centre - 02 6207 2900 (Note: contact this number to obtain a permit for lighting fires in ACT parks)