Although it’s the southern trail head for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Wulkuraka Station is not the most user friendly place to commence your BVRT adventure. There is no secure parking, there are no cafes, no toilets, no drinking fountain, the trains don’t run as frequently as train services to Ipswich station…and sometimes they don’t run at all when there are track works.
This short connecting route between Ipswich Station and Wulkuraka Station utilizes a little known feature of the railway bridge across the Bremer River at the eastern end of Grace St – there is a pedestrian walkway on the southern side. It does get a bit narrow in a couple of places for MTBs with wide bars, but easy to walk. The only slight inconvenience is that bicycles have to be carried up and down the stairways at each end.
Plenty of cafes and other shops in Brisbane St and secure pay parking is available. Train services to Ipswich Station tend to be more frequent and reliable.
Brisbane St is one-way towards Ipswich Stn, so cyclists will need to use the Bremer St/Ellensborough St/Darling St E route when travelling towards Wulkuraka Stn.