Currently the longest rail trail in Australia, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) is a 101 mi hiking, cycling and horse riding trail that starts at Wulkuraka Station in Ipswich, Queensland and winds its way to the rural town of Yarraman in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland.
With the starting station less than an hour from the centre of the city of Brisbane, cyclists, hikers or horse-riders can escape the city in no time, on an adventure through the southern regions farming lands, and into bushland and steeper hill sections as you head north.
This point-to-point cycling and hiking route takes approximately 8 days to complete and is considered a medium difficulty route. Terrain is predominantly gravel, dirt and grass track, and dogs are allowed on trail but must be kept on a leash.
Walk the entire route or plan a less strenuous experience, with sections to suit any individual or family; plan ahead with the help of your route planner; stop at the small trail towns for accommodation, resupply and water on route, whilst access and car parking is also available at each town. There are sections of the BVRT that are wheelchair friendly, but please be advised that some assistance may be required.
For those adventuring on two wheels, mountain bikes or cyclocross bikes are advised.
(For information on how we grade trails, please click here
. Also, caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here