World Stamps

Australian bushwalking tracks featured on new stamps: Linn's Buzz

July 09, 2015 02:12 PM

  • The Cape to Cape Track bushwalk in Western Australia is among those featured on a new issue from Australia Post.

By Joe O'Donnell

1. New Australian release

A new Australia Post stamp issue is focused on the country's famous bushwalking trails, including National Pass, New South Wales; Cape to Cape Track, Western Australia; Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory; and Overland Track, Tasmania.

"Australians have a love of the great outdoors and bushwalking continues to be a popular activity for many Australians," Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said. "We hope these stamps will appeal to everyone and especially to bushwalkers and avid hikers who like to get out and about."

Read more here.

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