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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

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. The 161km trail provides walkers, cyclists and horse riders with a unique opportunity to experience the diverse rural landscape of the Brisbane Valley.

Location

The BVRT encompasses the Brassall Bikeway – Stage 4 which commences at Wulkuraka train station and currently ends at Diamantina Boulevard in Brassall.

The BVRT continues from Diamantina Boulevard north to Fernvale, before looping westwards to Lowood and then continuing north to Coominya, Esk, Toogoolawah, Harlin, Moore and Linville before turning west to Benarkin, Blackbutt and finally Yarraman.

Please refer to the BVRT map for distances between townships and location of public facilities. The BVRT brochure is currently being updated and will be available shortly.

Trail management

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is the state agency responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance of the BVRT in conjunction with Ipswich City Council, Somerset, South Burnett and Toowoomba Regional Councils, and the Ambassadors of the BVRT.

Seqwater’s network pipeline traverses the BVRT between Pine Mountain and Coominya. TMR has partnered with Seqwater in an effort to better maintain the trail along this section with the bulk water supplier providing funding towards land management costs including slashing and weed control.   

Any maintenance requests or concerns regarding management of the BVRT should be directed to TMR in the first instance.  

Lockyer Creek Railway Bridge Rehabilitation Project

The Queensland heritage-listed Lockyer Creek Railway Bridge, located on the BVRT between Lowood and Coominya, is currently undergoing a $4.5 million refurbishment due to the poor condition of the bridge.

TMR’s RoadTek branch are undertaking works to the bridge include replacing all the timber components and abrasive blasting and repainting of the steel truss. The project also involves installing a new pedestrian walkway on the bridge designed to increase the safety of trail users and deliver an important all-weather crossing across Lockyer Creek. Works are expected to be completed by mid-November 2018, weather permitting.

While rehabilitation works are underway, an access track has been installed on the western side of the bridge to divert trail users across the creek. Please refer to the temporary pedestrian access map for further information.  

Safety information

Trail users should be prepared for changes in weather and trail conditions.

Before you leave, be aware of any weather and bushfire warnings that may be in place while you are on the trail:

In an emergency, call 000 or 112 (from mobile services) for police, fire and ambulance services.

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
24 September 2018