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Plan your Brisbane Valley Rail Trail trip

The Queensland Government partners with local councils to manage and promote the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (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 Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 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 Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. 

Hire, shuttle services and tours

To create a seamless adventure along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail you can seek general advice on the best Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (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

There are several ways to get to the trail including car, train or bus. Once you have arrived at a location along the trail, there are also shuttle services available * for hikers and bike riders that can pick you up or drop you off from any location along the trail. This means you can travel one way, rather than having to loop back.

Free car parking

  • Wulkuraka trailhead, 163 Grace Street Wulkuraka (security cameras)
  • 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

Arrive by train

Bicycles are now permitted on trains. There is a direct train that runs from Brisbane Central Station to Wulkuraka Station, which is near the trailhead at 163 Grace Street, Wulkuraka 4305. Visit Translink to plan your journey.

Arrive by bus

Shuttle services and tour operators are available if you have a bike that needs transportation. Otherwise, if you're hiking or hiring a bike along the trail, there are public bus services that operate across South East Queensland and service the small towns along the trail. Visit Translink to plan your journey.


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 Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

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 Brisbane Valley Rail Trail brochure and map