Diamantina Boulevard‚ Brassall

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, or BVRT, is a recreational trail that traces the old Brisbane Valley rail line that commenced at Wulkuraka, near Ipswich, and continued to Yarraman, west of Kilcoy.

This 20km section of the trail follows the former rail corridor from Diamantina Boulevard, in the Ipswich suburb of Brassall, to the rural township of Fernvale.

A relatively shorter section of the BVRT, Ipswich to Fernvale (or vice versa) is perfect for a fun family adventure as you traverse through farmland, forest and picturesque rural settings along this off-road, traffic-free trail.

The surface of this section varies between sand, grass, gravel and rough stretches with exposed rocky ballast. The trail changes all the time, with sections that are shaded and others exposed.

By using the Brassall Bikeway, users can easily connect The Workshops Rail Museum in North Ipswich, and then travel via the road network to the historic Ipswich Central precinct (6.5km total) with its funky eateries, quirky shops and attractions like Queens Park and the Ipswich Art Gallery.

Alternatively, users can access the BVRT by catching the train to Wulkuraka Train Station and travelling 3.5km along the Brassall Bikeway to join the trail.

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    Recent Reviews


    Sep 2020

    Great trail for the whole family.

    We rode the BVRT from Yarraman to Walkaruka over three days, staying at Moore and Esk along the way. The trail is well signed and in excellent condition with lots of cattle grids so you don’t need... more »


    Sep 2020

    Great adventure on bikes

    Our first mountain bike holiday over 2 nights 3 days. Started at Yarraman, overnight in Linville pub (great), second night in Esk and finished in Fernvale. Averaged about 12kph which was an easy... more »

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    Sep 2020

    Fun, easy, country ride

    We enjoyed riding the trail for one day and stayed overnight at a local hotel in Lowood. We did 42 km loop vs one direction/way so we didn't have to organise two cars/transportation logistics. Saw... more »


    Jun 2020

    Fun day out

    The trail is in good condition, though mountain bike tyres are recommended. Basically downhill from Blackbutt to Moore. Beautiful and varied scenery. The towns along the way are inviting. Worth a... more »


    Mar 2020


    We are cyclists and have our own little bike shops. We absolutely loved a weekend full of sunshine great rides on the trail of nearly 50km with a lovely dinner at the Grand Hotel. We found the... more »