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


    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 »


    Dec 2019

    Beautiful bike ride through natural Australian bush

    We hire bikes from Out There Cycling, who have shops at both Toogoolawah and Esk. David and Josie from Out There Cycling delivered the bikes to our most beautiful accommodation at Wiikirri and with... more »


    Oct 2019

    Must do adventure with friends

    Great place to explore, but take your mountain bike with thick tires and lots of spare tubes as many punctures from the rough road. Hint- try to cycle early morning as very hot areas, lots of great... more »

    Charlene W

    Oct 2019

    Friendly owners saving my day!

    My friends and I used Out There Cycling to shuttle ourselves and our bikes from Wulkuraka to Yarraman for a 3 day trip. The shuttle experience was amazing and Josie our driver also pointed out all... more »