Camping on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
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
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 are a better option.
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.
Esk: Esk Caravan Park
Toogoolawah – Toogoolawah Showgrounds offers camping with facilities 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.
Harlin: Designated roadside rest area* in the park in front of the toilet block.
Moore: Designated roadside rest area* in the park in the village centre.
Linville: Free overnight camping in the old station yards. New ablutions block with showers. Limited power available.
Benarkin: Free overnight camping in the old station yards (First Settlers Park). New ablution block.
Blackbutt: Blackbutt Show Grounds WikiCamps.
Harland Park between Yarraman and Nukku. Toilet. Google Maps.
* Technically, camping in tents is not permitted in roadside rest areas, but to our knowledge, this has never been enforced and is unlikely to be enforced.