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

    Merran D

    May 2019

    A great way to see rural Qld

    We booked a 5 day cycling trip with a rest day in the middle for a group of 12. We had the best holiday together and really enjoyed the trail, some of it was quite tough going, so I would recommend... more »

    Jill H

    Jun 2019

    Cycling Rail Trail

    We cycled most of this trail and thoroughly enjoyed it. A mountain bike is a must and you can either use local transport Out There Cycling for transfers or move along trail with accommodation. Lovely... more »


    Sep 2019

    Yarraman to toogoolawah

    We rode yarraman to toogoolawah in one day. We left at 8.30 and we were in toogoolawah by 3. 30. I ride a mountain bike once a week on hilly tracks for an hour or so and found the rail trail easy... more »

    Shane C

    Aug 2019

    Coominya to Esk

    The First km or so is pretty rough so I suggest you use the road (very little traffic) which runs parallel for the first 1-1.5 ks. Where the road veers right, get back on the trail on your left hand... more »


    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 »