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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Please note: The Department of Transport and Main Roads will be undertaking rectification works to the heritage-listed Lockyer Creek Bridge situated on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail between Lowood and Coominya. These works are due to start the first week in April 2017, and are estimated to take approximately 6 weeks.   

During this time, trail users should be aware that the trail may be inaccessible at certain times for safety reasons due to the equipment being used on site. Signs will be erected at the site to advise trail users about the access conditions. While the department anticipates minimal interruptions for trail users, people should take care if using this section and adhere to any warning signs and/or direction from onsite contractors.

About the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, or BVRT, is a recreational trail that follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail corridor from Wulkuraka, west of Ipswich, to Yarraman, west of Kilcoy. Once complete, the 161km trail will provide walkers, cyclists and horse riders with a unique opportunity to experience the diverse rural landscape of the Brisbane Valley.

In early November 2016, the Department of Transport and Main Roads completed a further stage of the BVRT, with the Brassall to Wanora section now open to the public.

The trail from Toogoolawah to Moore is currently closed. Users accessing this section of the trail do so without approval.

Location

The BVRT officially starts at Diamantina Boulevard in Brassall and continues north to Fernvale, before looping westwards to Lowood and then continuing north to Coominya, Esk and Toogoolawah. The trail then picks back up at Moore, and continues northwards to Linville before turning west to Benarkin, Blackbutt and finally Yarraman.

The Brassall Bikeway – Stage 4 starting from Wulkuraka, was opened by Ipswich City Council in August 2016, and connects with the BVRT at Diamantina Boulevard so that you can now get off the train at Wulkuraka station and ride through to Toogoolawah.

The BVRT Project

In January 2016, the Queensland Government announced $1.8m in funding to complete the Toogoolawah to Moore section of the BVRT. The Department of Transport and Main Roads is responsible for delivering the project, and is currently finalising a scope of works required to complete this section of the trail.

Once a scope of works has been finalised, and appropriate approvals are in place, the Department of Transport and Main Roads will look to undertake public consultation with adjoining landowners and the community. It is expected construction of this section will take approximately 6 months to complete, weather permitting.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail can be broken down into the following sections.

Please note: The Department of Transport and Main Roads is currently working on updating the brochures for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. 

Contact details

Email: Brisbane_Valley_Rail_Trail@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: For advice on trail conditions, things to do and places to stay along the BVRT, contact the BVRT Ranger on 0467 729 409.
Last updated
07 April 2017