The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT)
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) is a 161 kilometre recreation trail from Wulkuraka to Yarraman in Queensland, Australia. The trail follows the old Brisbane Valley railway line and is open to walkers, touring cyclists and horse riders. The trail details the history and landscape of the Brisbane Valley. It is the longest rail trail in Queensland. Prior to 2018, there remained one incomplete section from Toogoolawah to Moore, which was officially opened in August 2018.
The top end of the trail is located in Yarraman on Australia's Great Dividing Range – north-west of Brisbane and directly west of the Sunshine Coast. The Yarraman to Moore section of the trail includes Blackbutt, Benarkin and Linville and is located in the upper reaches of the Brisbane River valley and crosses the Blackbutt Range. The trail head at Moore is located opposite the Moore Memorial Hall in Stanley Gates Park and is approximately 51 kilometres north of Esk. Moore is 144 kilometres from Brisbane (via the Bruce and D'Aguilar Highways or the Warrego, Brisbane Valley and D’Aguilar Highways). Benarkin and Blackbutt are located on the D’Aguilar Highway.
The bottom end of the trail is located at Wulkuraka Station in Ipswich. The Wulkuraka Station to Toogoolawah section includes Fernvale, Lowood, Coominya and Esk.
Rail Trail and National Trail at Pine Mountain, 2014
The Linville to Benarkin section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail forms part of the larger Bicentennial National Trail.
Construction of the missing link between the trailheads at Moore and Toogoolawah began construction in late 2017, and was officially opened in August 2018. Prior to this, a deviation via local roads was used as a connecting route between the two former trailheads.