It traverses coastal areas, native bushland, alpine plateaus, eucalyptus forests, open plains, rainforests, rich farmland and historic towns. The track has been proof-walked, documented and waypointed (GPX). The Track caters for walkers doing day walks along shorter sections or completing the entire route in a series of walking holidays. It also caters for experienced backpackers.
It passes through some of the most scenic country in Australia from coastal splendour to alpine majesty; from endless skies to never-ending ridges; from towering forests to fern-filled grottos; from crystal clear creeks to saltpans fringed by tortured trees. The variety is infinite.
A proof-walked northern extension connects Federation Track to The Carrai Plateau. A proof-walked spur from Mt Jagungal in Koscziusko National Park connects Federation Track to Old Parliament House in Canberra.