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The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) is a recreational trail that follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail line from Wulkuraka to Yarraman.

Situated within a two-hour drive west from Brisbane or by train from Brisbane to Wulkaraka, the 161 km trail provides walkers, cyclists and horse riders an opportunity to experience a unique historical and diverse rural landscape. The BVRT winds its way along the western side of the Brisbane River traversing farm land, forests, picturesque rural settings and country towns.

The Brisbane Valley was at its peak agricultural production in the early 1900s and produced a range of dairy products, forestry timbers, beef, sheep and pork. The rail line was the vital link that connected these rural enterprises to markets in Ipswich, Brisbane and further afield.

The high productivity of the area supported the staged extension of the rail through the towns of Fernvale, Lowood, Coominya, Esk, Toogoolawah, Harlin, Moore and Linville before heading up the range and through the forested hills around Blackbutt, Benarkin and onto Yarraman.

Changing economic conditions through the mid-1900s eventually led to the rail line being closed in 1989.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (PDF icon 338 KB) can be broken down into the following sections.

  1. About the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (PDF icon 573 KB)
  2. Moore to Linville (PDF icon 404 KB)
  3. Wanora to Fernvale (PDF icon 1.0 MB)
  4. Fernvale to Lowood (PDF icon 455 KB)
  5. Lowood to Coominya (PDF icon 2.1 MB)
  6. Coominya and Esk (PDF icon 796 KB)
  7. Linville to Blackbutt (PDF icon 1.5 MB)
  8. Moore to Blackbutt (PDF icon 976 KB)
  9. Nukku Road to Yarraman (PDF icon 537 KB)
  10. Ottaba to Toongoolawah (PDF icon 1.3 MB)

For advice on trail conditions, things to do and places to stay along the BVRT, contact the BVRT Ranger on 0467 729 409.

For more information please complete the enquiry form below, and one of our officers will get back to you shortly.