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

Graham M

Apr 2019

Two days on the road!!

What an asset this is to all of us bike riders - and particularly the small towns along the trail. The trail is in very good condition, it is well signposted and maintained. Thoroughly recommend this... more »

Ian S

Feb 2019

Unforgettable Experience

It's the second time I've done an End to End on the trail. Now with the whole trail open it was great to get back. I think it becomes addictive. It is a "must do" for a rider of bike or horse, or... more »

Sharon Y

Sep 2018

Good for walkers too - many sections to do half day walks

Walkers travelling from Brisbane & Ipswich can do sections of the Brisbane Valley Rail trail - full day or/ half day self guided walks. Sections like Blacksoil to Wanora, Wanora to Fernvale; Lowood... more »


Oct 2018

Great Ride

This is an awesome ride iv done it twice now with a group of 5 including my 11 year old son and once with just my wife. With the larger group we did it over three days and rode back into... more »


Sep 2018

Awesome Rail Trail

Rode from Yarraman to Wukurakka over 4 days with a great group of mates. Various councils have different ways of looking after the track. Surprisingly it made the Trail more interesting for me. It's... more »