Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

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Discover the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Queensland’s Greatest Rail Trail is open all year round. It’s all off-road, no traffic, just South East Queensland’s big skies and distinctive landscape to enjoy. Come and experience for yourself why thousands of people love exploring the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail at a leisurely pace on bicycle, on horseback or on foot. Get a group of friends together and come and find out what Queensland country all about.

About the Trail

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail line that commenced construction at Wulkuraka near Ipswich in 1884 and was completed at Yarraman in 1913. The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque rural settings and country towns. Being on the old railway line, the BVRT provides an easy climb up the valley for day trippers, overnight camping or longer term adventures.

Where is the Trail

The BVRT officially starts at Wanora near Ipswich just off the Brisbane Valley Highway and then continues to Fernvale, before looping westwards to Lowood and then continuing north to Coominya, Esk and Toogoolawah. The section from Toogoolawah to Moore has not been developed at the present time, but there is an alternate scenic route by minor country roads. From Moore the trail continues northwards to Linville before turning west to Benarkin, Blackbutt and finally Yarraman. Following a successful community campaign led by the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association, the section from Wulkuraka Station to Wanora will be opened in June/July 2016 and $1.8 millions funding has been allocated by the Queensland Government to complete the section between Toogoolawah and Moore by late 2016/early 2017.

Eat and Sleep

Most of the towns along the BVRT have a variety of pubs, bakeries, shops and cafes that offer excellent food and drink. Overnight accommodation is available in Fernvale, Lowood, Esk, Toogoolawah, Moore, Linville, Blackbutt and Yarraman. Be sure to take plenty of drinking water, although there are water troughs for horses at several locations on the trail.

Events

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association organises a number of great cycling events on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.   Check out the latest events .

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