Frequently asked questions

Who is the intended audience of this manual?

The manual is for anyone who is interested in learning more about bushwalking.  The manual caters for novices starting bushwalking through to experienced bushwalkers and trip leaders.

Where did the content from this manual come from?

This manual is based on the Bushwalking and Ski Touring Leadership Handbook and has been updated to include recent changes to bushwalking practices and equipment used.

Which locations does this manual cover?

The manual provides information about bushwalking across Australia, including some content that is specific to regions and states.  Peak bushwalking groups in each State and Territory have provided content for there respective locations.

Does this manual specify standards for bushwalking?

No.  This manual provides information and guidelines for safe and enjoyable recreational bushwalking in Australia.  For more information see Scope.