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Plan your trip

The Queensland government partners with local councils to manage and promote the BVRT and supporting services. Our council partners highlight additional services, through their tourism websites, that will make your trip more enjoyable and easier to organise. The BVRT is free to use. We encourage all users to visit and purchase from the local towns to support the trail's ongoing success, development and growth. Local support will help attract bigger and better support services for the BVRT. 

Hire, shuttle services and tours

To create a seamless adventure along the BVRT you can seek general advice on the best BVRT routes from businesses that offer bike hire, shuttle services and tours *. You can organise shuttle services to pick you up and drop you off at your parked vehicle or accommodation anywhere along the trail and even Brisbane Airport. 

View hire, shuttle and tour providers *

Plan your own adventure

If you like to plan your own adventures, you can park your car at your accommodation or make use of the many public car parks to start and finish your adventure. Don't forget there are shuttle services available * to pick you up or drop you off from your parked vehicle; this enables you to travel one way rather than having to loop back.

Free car parking

  • Borallon Station Road (security cameras)
  • Visitor Centre in Fernvale (security cameras)
  • All townships will have public parking spaces available, please note the local government parking signs and regulations.

Paid car parking

  • Ipswich Railway Station 


Find accommodation along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. 

Camping is only allowed in designated camping areas. There are free camping areas along the BVRT. Paid camping is available in most towns. 

Food and beverage

While exploring the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail make a pitstop into one of the many country town pubs, cafes and famous pie shops. 

Other attractions around the BVRT

For the ultimate adventure getaway, find out what other attractions the region has to offer.

* Links to external sites have been provided for the convenience of visitors. However, The Department of Transport and Main Roads is not responsible for the content on these sites and does not specifically endorse or support any services offered on them. Please direct questions and comments to the authors of these external sites.

Download the trail brochure and map