Walker resources

Maps

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.

Topographic maps for the Australian Alps Walking Track available from map suppliers
Supplier Map scale Areas covered
Geoscience Australia
Tel: 1800 800 173
Email: sales@ga.gov.au
Web: ga.gov.au/sales/
NATMAP 5 colour, 1:100 000 with 40 metre contour intervals Entire area of the AAWT
Information Victoria
Tel: 1300 366 356
Email: bookshop@dpc.vic.gov.au
Web: bookshop.vic.gov.au
VICMAP 5 colour, 1:25 000 or 1:50 000 with 20 metre contour intervals Much of the AAWT
NSW Department of Land and Property Information
Tel: Bathurst – 02 6332 8123, or
Sydney – 02 9236 7720
Email: MapSales@lands.nsw.gov.au
Web: http://www.lpi.nsw.gov.au/mapping_and_imagery/maps
5 colour:

  • 1:50 000 with 20 metre contours
  • 1:25 000 with 10 metre contours
NSW & ACT (overlaps into VIC) sections of the AAWT
ACT Government
Available from:

  • Canberra Visitor Centre, Northbourne Ave Canberra
  • Namadgi Visitor Centre, Naas Rd Tharwa
  • Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Paddy’s River Rd Tharwa
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 .

Other maps

For further information about the area the following maps and contacts are very useful:

Books

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.

Other references

The following websites are excellent references for further information:

Key contacts

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.

Victoria

Parks Victoria
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 and Wildlife Services
National Parks Centre – 1300 361 967
Snowy Region Visitor Centre – 02 6450 5600
Tumut Visitor Centre – 02 6947 7025

Australian Capital Territory

Namadgi National Park
Namadgi Visitor Centre – 02 6207 2900 (Note: contact this number to obtain a permit for lighting fires in ACT parks)

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve