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Friday, July 31, 2015

Australia 2015
Great Australian Walks






The varied and spectacular terrain of Australia is a bushwalkers’ paradise. From the mountains to the Red Centre, the coast to the forest, this issue features four popular walking tracks for hikers that traverse the country.

The six-kilometre-long National Pass in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area of New South Wales lies 100 kilometres from Sydney and is easily accessible by car or train. The trail was built with picks, shovels, crowbars and dynamite between 1906 and 1907 and was officially opened in 1908.


The Cape to Cape Track runs for 135 kilometres along the Western Australian coast between Cape Naturaliste in the north and Cape Leeuwin in the south. The entire walk is challenging, taking five to seven days; however there are easier sections that take from half a day to a day to walk. The track was officially opened in 2001.

The Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory follows the West MacDonnell Ranges for 223 kilometres between Alice Springs and Mount Sonder. The walk includes sites sacred to the Arrernte people, who have permitted tourists to visit.


The Overland Track winds for 65 kilometres between Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.



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SET OF 4 STAMPS

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 2.80$



MINISHEET

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 2.80$



FIRST DAY GUMMED STAMP COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 3.10$




FIRST DAY SELF-ADHESIVE STAMP COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 3.10$


BLANK COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 0.30$



MAXICARD SET

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 5.80$




GUTTER STRIP 10 X 0.70$


AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 7.00$



ROLL OF 100 x 0.70$




ISSUE DATE: 14 July 2015
ISSUE WITHDRAWAL DATE: 31 January 2016
FDI WITHDRAWAL DATE: 11 August 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 4 x 70c
STAMP DESIGN: MDM Design
PRODUCT DESIGN: Sharon Rodziewicz
PRINTER: Bambra McKellar
PAPER: Gummed (Tullis Russell)
Self-Adhesive (C100)
PRINTING PROCESS: Lithography
STAMP SIZE: 37.5mm x 26mm
PERFORATIONS: 13.86 x 14.6
MINISHEET SIZE: 170mm x 80mm
SHEET LAYOUT: Module of 50
FDI POSTMARK: Walkaway, WA 6528