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Monument marks the fact that Kilkivan is part of the Bicentennial National Trail from Healesville in Victoria to Cooktown in Queensland. Kilkivan is one of the few towns that the trail passes through.
The Bicentennial National Trail, over 5,000 kilometres from Healesville in Victoria to Cooktown in Queensland, is the longest marked route of its kind in the world; the 107-kilometre section through Kilkivan Shire mainly follows the forest ridges along the coastal ranges to the west of the highly populated plains of the Cooloola region. Here among the hills the trail follows many of the roads and tracks taken by the early pioneers.
The Trail committee proposed that the concept be made a project to celebrate Australia's Bicentenary in 1988. The suggestion was accepted, and funding of $300,000 was available to research, mark a route and print guidebooks. In November 1988, this had been accomplished and the Bicentennial National Trail was opened.
|Address:||Wide Bay Highway (Bligh Street) , Lions Park , Kilkivan, 4600|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.085771|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 22nd October, 1988|
Officially Opened By
The Premier And Treasurer
And Minister For The Arts
The Hon. M.J.Ahern MLA
Saturday, October 22nd, 1988