Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Australia’s Longest Recreational Rail Trail

Here in Somerset, we know outdoor adventure. Whether it’s horse-riding, cycling or hiking, we’ve got you covered.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is Australia’s longest recreational rail trail and a bucket-list experience for cyclists, hikers and horse-riders. From Wulkuraka to Yarraman, you’ll journey from town to town following the once-laid tracks of the old Brisbane Valley railway line.

The trail stretches across a phenomenal 161km of sensational Australian countryside. With sections ranging from low and moderate difficulty to advanced or challenging terrain, you can customise your journey to suit your endurance and experience levels.

Beginners can safely explore shorter and smoother sections of the trail, while experienced adventurers can challenge themselves on the twists and turns of the track’s tougher terrain. So, whether you’re an avid trail buff, or you’re still on your trailer wheels, sorry, make that trainer wheels, be sure to lace-up or mount-up for the Holy Grail of trails, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. 

All aboard for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail!

161km of trail, 27 stations, 11 sections and a whole lot of fun! People of all ages and fitness levels can explore the trail with sections ranging from 7 to 24 kilometres. Set your own pace and create your own adventure along Australia’s longest recreational rail trail. 

Wulkuraka to Fernvale

Wulkuraka map

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23km 

Moderate grade, surface may be rough 

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Fernvale

Fernvale Hotel Motel

Fernvale Visitor Information Centre, Fernvale Murals

Wulkuraka Station, Muirlea, Pine Mountain, Borallon, Wanora and Fairney View

Fernvale to Lowood

Fernvale map

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8km

Low to moderate, easy grade and easy surface

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Fernvale and Lowood

Fernvale Hotel Motel, Lowood Showground

Fernvale Visitor Information Centre, Fernvale Murals, Clock Park at Lowood, River rescue boat monument

Lowood Railway Station

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8km

Low to moderate, easy grade and easy surface

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Fernvale and Lowood

Fernvale Hotel Motel, Lowood Showground

Fernvale Visitor Information Centre, Fernvale Murals, Clock Park at Lowood, River rescue boat monument

Lowood Railway Station

Lowood to Coominya

Lowood map

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12km

Moderate grade, surface may be rough

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Lowood

Lowood Showground

Clock Park Lowood

Lowood Railway Station, Lockyer Creek Bridge, Coominya Railway Station

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12km

Moderate grade, surface may be rough

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Lowood

Lowood Showground

Clock Park Lowood


Lowood Railway Station, Lockyer Creek Bridge, Coominya Railway Station

Coominya to Esk

Coominya map

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24km

Moderate to high fitness level required

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Esk

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Motel, Esk Caravan Park, Esk Wivenhoe Motor Inn, Esk Grand Hotel

Pipeliner Park, Esk Visitor Information Centre

Coominya Railway Station, Esk Railway Station

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24km

Moderate to high fitness level required

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Esk

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Motel, Esk Caravan Park, Esk Wivenhoe Motor Inn, Esk Grand Hotel

Pipeliner Park, Esk Visitor Information Centre

Coominya Railway Station, Esk Railway Station

Esk to Toogoolawah

Esk map

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19km

Moderate to high fitness level required

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Esk and Toogoolawah

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Motel, Esk Caravan Park, Esk Wivenhoe Motor Inn, Esk Grand Hotel, Peddlars Rest, Toogoolawah Hotel, Exchange Hotel Toogoolawah, Toogoolawah overnight rest area* 

Esk Visitor Information Centre, Pipeliner Park, The Condensery, Somerset Regional Art Gallery 

Esk Railway Station, Toogoolawah Railway Station and History Museum

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19km

Moderate to high fitness level required

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Esk and Toogoolawah

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Motel, Esk Caravan Park, Esk Wivenhoe Motor Inn, Esk Grand Hotel, Peddlars Rest, Toogoolawah Hotel, Exchange Hotel Toogoolawah, Toogoolawah overnight rest area* 

Esk Visitor Information Centre, Pipeliner Park, The Condensery, Somerset Regional Art Gallery 

Esk Railway Station, Toogoolawah Railway Station and History Museum

Toogoolawah to Harlin

Toogoolawah map

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14km 

Easy grade, easy surface

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Toogoolawah

Peddlars Rest, Toogoolawah Hotel, Exchange Hotel Toogoolawah,  Toogoolawah overnight rest area*, Harlin Hotel Motel, Harlin overnight rest area*

The Condensery | Somerset Regional Art Gallery 

Toogoolawah Railway Station and History Museum, Yimbun Tunnel.

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14km 

Easy grade, easy surface


There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Toogoolawah

Peddlars Rest, Toogoolawah Hotel, Exchange Hotel Toogoolawah,  Toogoolawah overnight rest area*, Harlin Hotel Motel, Harlin overnight rest area*

The Condensery | Somerset Regional Art Gallery 

Toogoolawah Railway Station and History Museum, Yimbun Tunnel.

Harlin to Moore

Harlin map

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13km

Easy grade, easy surface

There are no toilets or water stations between towns

Harlin Hotel Motel, Harlin overnight rest area*, Moore overnight rest area at Stanley Gates Park* 

Stanley Gates Park, Moore Soldiers Memorial Hall, Old Church Gallery Moore

Moore Station

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13km

Easy grade, easy surface


There are no toilets or water stations between towns

Harlin Hotel Motel, Harlin overnight rest area*, Moore overnight rest area at Stanley Gates Park* 

Stanley Gates Park, Moore Soldiers Memorial Hall, Old Church Gallery Moore

Moore Station

Moore to Linville

Moore map

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7km

Moderate grade, surface may be rough

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Linville.

An outdoor shower is available for use at Linville.  

Linville Hotel, Moore overnight rest area at Stanley Gates Park*, Linville overnight rest area at Railway Park, Moore Soldiers Memorial Hall, Old Church Gallery Moore, Linville Memorial Park, Linville Hotel

Moore Railway Station, Linville Railway Station and railway carriages

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Historical rail sites

7km

Moderate grade, surface may be rough

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Linville. An outdoor shower is available for use at Linville.  

Linville Hotel, Moore overnight rest area at Stanley Gates Park*, Linville overnight rest area at Railway Park

Moore Soldiers Memorial Hall, Old Church Gallery Moore, Linville Memorial Park, Linville Hotel

Moore Railway Station, Linville Railway Station and railway carriages

Linville to Benarkin

Linville map

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17km

Advanced grade, rough surface

There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Linville. An outdoor shower is available for use at Linville 

Linville Hotel, Linville overnight rest area at Railway Park 

Linville Memorial Park, Linville Hotel, MacNamara’s Camp, First Settlers Park Benarkin, Benarkin Showground

Linville Railway Station and railway carriages

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Historical rail sites

17km

Advanced grade, rough surface


There are no toilets or water stations between towns. Water stations available at Linville. An outdoor shower is available for use at Linville 

Linville Hotel, Linville overnight rest area at Railway Park 

Linville Memorial Park, Linville Hotel, MacNamara’s Camp, First Settlers Park Benarkin, Benarkin Showground

Linville Railway Station and railway carriages

Benarkin to Blackbutt

Benarkin map

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5km

Advanced grade, rough surface

There are no toilets or water stations between towns

First Settlers Park, Benarkin, Blackbutt Showground


First Settlers Park Benarkin, Memorial Plaque Blackbutt, Roy Emerson Museum

Blackbutt Railway Station

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5km

Advanced grade, rough surface


There are no toilets or water stations between towns

First Settlers Park, Benarkin, Blackbutt Showground

First Settlers Park Benarkin, Memorial Plaque Blackbutt, Roy Emerson Museum

Blackbutt Railway Station

Blackbutt to Yarraman

Blackbutt map

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19km

Moderate grade, surface may be rough

There are no toilets or water stations between towns

Yarraman Caravan Park, Blackbutt Showgrounds 

Memorial plaque Blackbutt, Yarraman Heritage Centre

Yarraman Railway Station (terminus of the Brisbane Valley Railway line)

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19km

Moderate grade, surface may be rough

There are no toilets or water stations between towns

Yarraman Caravan Park, Blackbutt Showgrounds 

Memorial plaque Blackbutt, Yarraman Heritage Centre

Yarraman Railway Station (terminus of the Brisbane Valley Railway line)

*Overnight rest areas are suitable for fully self-contained vehicles only. Tent camping not permitted.

Yarraman map

More information

Looking for more information about the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail then visit the official website Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (Brisbane Valley Rail Trail) (tmr.qld.gov.au) 

Pick up a printed map from one of our information centres at Fernvale, Kilcoy and Esk.

OUT THERE CYCLING

Need assistance out on the trail? Out There Cycling are committed to getting people of all abilities out and about on their bikes. Offering bike hire, shuttle service, bike repairs, emergency call out and skills training, Out There Cycling are your one stop shop for cycling adventure! 

BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL USERS ASSOCIATION

Looking for to join a community of riding enthusiasts? The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association coordinate a range of events for riders of all abilities along the BVRT. All are welcome to participate in events run all year round along various sections of the trail.