Camping on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Due to bushfire risk, lightweight, wild camping is officially prohibited on the BVRT.

In addition, open fires are strictly prohibited due to the very high fire risk in our dry climate conditions.

Campsites and Rest Areas

(Please see * below for definition of Roadside Rest area.)

Fernvale: Designated roadside rest area* about 1 km north of the town near the Geof Fisher Bridge,  just to the east of the Brisbane Valley Highway on the Brisbane River. Otherwise, the showgrounds in Lowood only 7 km away are a better option. Pubs, shopping centre and cafes in town.

Lowood: Lowood Show Grounds

Coominya: There is limited accommodation available in Coominya, camping or otherwise. Bellevue Homestead sometimes accomodates guests if booked in advance and there are a couple of Air BnBs in the area. Pub.

Esk: Esk Caravan Park  Excellent facilities. Pub and cafes in town. (No free camping option in Esk – see Toogoolawah below.)

ToogoolawahToogoolawah Showgrounds offers camping with facilities (except during an event) and there are two designated rest areas* available opposite the old Toogoolawah station and in Polly Crandell Park on the BVRT just south of the town. Pubs and cafes in town.

Harlin: Designated roadside rest area* in the park in front of the toilet block. Pub.

Moore: Designated roadside rest area* in the park in the village centre. New ablutions block with showers. Nearby cafes.

Linville: Free overnight camping in the old station yards. New ablutions block with showers. Limited power available. Nearby pub and small shop.

Benarkin: Free overnight camping in the old station yards (First Settlers Park). Newish ablutions block with showers.  Small shop.

Blackbutt: Blackbutt Show Grounds: Toilets and hot showers. Powered and unpowered sites available. Pub, Bakery and Café in town.

Harland Park – roadside rest area between Yarraman and Nukku. Toilet. Google Maps.

Yarraman: Yarraman Caravan Park. Free camping available at Old Yarraman Weir just north of the BVRT trail head at Yarraman Station Park. Toilet.

* Technically, camping in tents is not permitted in roadside rest areas, but to my knowledge, this has never been enforced and is highly unlikely to be enforced if overnight camping whilst doing the BVRT.

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