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


    Jul 2019

    Terrible surface for cycling

    Tried out the trail on our bikes and we found it to be terrible. Very uneven surface, poorly maintained and regular gates to go through. Probably not too bad if hiking. more »


    Jul 2019

    Great walk

    Have just done a 4 day walk of the trail. We started at Wulkuraka and finished in Toogoolawah with 3 overnight stops. Excellent walk and full credit to everyone concerned with it. Well signposted(you... more »


    May 2019

    Stunning and absolute MUST

    Fantastic ride with the combination of great scenery, riding that satisfies all levels of accomplishment and doing your bit to help the country towns along the way more »


    Apr 2019

    Easter hike between Moore and Esk

    We drove our car to Esk and got picked up by Out There Cycling (at agreed time and spot - great service) and after dropping our gear at the Harlin Pub on the way past, were dropped off at Moore to... more »

    Daniel S

    Apr 2019

    Stunning, graded trail, unforgettable!

    I rode along the BVRT with a couple of family members, starting at Wulkuraka and finishing at Esk (approx 67km). Great riding of reasonably groomed tracks. A mixture of compacted dirt, and some... more »