Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway
  • One of Australia’s best known and most popular regional rail trails
  • The perfect introduction to northeast Victoria’s mountains, farmland, history, gourmet produce and wines
  • The entire rail trail is sealed, and mostly flat apart from the Everton to Beechworth/Yackandandah section

Attractions

  • Nearby Milawa gourmet region, with an off-road trail between Milawa and Oxley
  • Short side trips to Eldorado, Milawa, Lake Buffalo, Mt Buffalo, Stanley and Wandiligong
  • Renowned Rutherglen winery region
  • Bright’s spectacular autumn colours and alpine scenery
  • Historic Beechworth is also a noted (cooler climate) wine growing area and with spectacular autumn displays
  • Beechworth and Bright have extensive mountain biking facilities and opportunities

Trail Guide

The Murray to Mountains Trail consists of three trails:

  • The Mountain section from Wangaratta to Bright and Beechworth is 97 km long and follows the picturesque Ovens Valley, which produces hops, berries, nuts and grapes
  • The Murray section from Rutherglen to Wahgunyah is 9 km long across this famous wine-producing area
  • The Heritage section from Wangaratta to Oxley is 9 km long, basically flat and crosses farmland as it heads toward the gourmet region of Milawa
  • Wangaratta, Beechworth, Myrtleford and Bright are Major towns with all services

Section Guides

Wangaratta Station to Bowser (8 km)

The rail line to Bright left the main Melbourne to Albury line at Bowser. A network of pathways, levee banks and disused roads is now used to reach Bowser.

  • Follow the signs from Wangaratta Station to the trailhead at Apex Park next to the Ovens River
  • From the park, a pathway runs beneath the road and on to a flood levee bank before paralleling the Wangaratta to Bowser road, which has the first of several rest areas with a steam locomotive theme.

Bowser to Everton station (18 km)

  • The trail now crosses flat farmland with distant views of the Everton Hills
  • After 11 km the site of Tarrawingee station is reached and the trail climbs gently to the Everton station site, formerly a junction to Beechworth or Bright
  • It’s also a junction for the trail to Beechworth, which heads off to the left; Myrtleford and Bright are to the right

At the Wangaratta-Eldorado road, cyclists can make an on-road diversion to the impressive Cock’s dredge at Eldorado, returning to the trail on the Eldorado-Tarrawingee road (18 km round trip).

In Eldorado there are public toilets, a general store and a cafe (Firebox Cafe). The Cafe has variable opening hours so visitors should check before relying on it to be open.

Everton station site to Myrtleford (26 km)

  • This section undulates through farmland and native bushland to Taylors Gap (where the original cutting here has been filled in to improve the Great Alpine Rd) before beginning the descent into Myrtleford
  • At Myrtleford much of the railway easement has been sold; follow the Rail Trail signs through town

Myrtleford has plenty of accommodation and facilities

Myrtleford to Bright (30 km)

  • The trail rejoins the original alignment at Jones Reserve, then rises at a gentle continuous grade as it follows the Ovens Valley to Bright. Mt Buffalo looms on the right and the high country approaches in front.
  • Farms growing berries and grapes may tempt you to make a detour to taste their wares
  • At Porepunkah the trail passes beneath the highway bridge. Take a dip in the nearby Ovens River if the day is warm enough. The trail follows the Back Porepunkah road and returns to the railway corridor
  • The end of the rail trail is the old Bright railway station, now a museum open on Sundays or by arrangement

Porepunkah is a popular summer holdiday destination.

Bright is also a very popular tourist town with its proximity to the alpine area. It is a regional centre with many facilities.

An easy ride on a bitumen sealed bike trail runs from Bright and alongside Morse’s Creek to the small historic village of Wandiligong. NOTE: The sealed trail now extends further up the Ovens Valley to the Tawonga Gap Rd turnoff. From there the 16 km Great Valley Trail will take cyclists further up the valley. Construction of this extension is due for completion in January 2022. This trail will connect at the Trout Farm to the 5km Harrietville Trail which already runs up to Harrietville.

Everton station site to Beechworth (16 km)

  • This section is peaceful and attractive with a mixture of bush and farmland. This has one of the steepest grades that were allowed for a broad gauge branch line, so some may find the gradual climb challenging
  • The last section is a gentle descent to the old Beechworth station. Turn left at Albert St and follow it into town or continue on to the Lake Sambell Reserve trail and Chinese Gardens

Historic Beechworth has many attractions, with many festivals and events throughout the year.

Beechworth to Yackandandah (22 km)

This section is under construction and only half open.

A lot of the corridor has been sold off so most of it is not on the original formation.

  • This section is also attractive with a mixture of bush and farmland, and also has one of the steepest grades that were allowed for a broad gauge branch line, so some may find the gradual climb challenging.
  • From Beechworth station the general route of the old rail corridor is followed around the Lake Sambell Reserve.
  • It then diverges away and becomes a road-side path as far as Kibell Lane. From here the unsealed but fairly smooth Kibell Lane is used. After a short steep descent it becomes the old rail corridor with many large cuttings and embankments and views out over the valley below. The lane has limited slow speed traffic.
  • At the end of Kibell Lane the rail trail proper starts again with more cuttings and embankments as it continues to descend.
  • At Star Lane the trail leaves the old corridor again so turn left onto a roadside path which takes a dog-leg down to the main Beechworth – Wodonga Rd. As per the map some users may prefer to keep going on the quiet Star Lane directly to Beechworth Rd.

This is as far as the rail trail is open at the moment (November 2021)

Historic Yackandandah has a lovely main street and all the facilities of a small town.

Rutherglen to Wahgunyah (8 km)

  • The station at Rutherglen is easy to find; look for the wheat silos behind the historic main street
  • The trail traverses vineyards and farmlands to Wahgunyah, signalled by the large Uncle Toby’s production centre
  • At Wahgunyah some of the track has been left in place for possible use by the local rail heritage group. The trail finishes alongside the Murray River

Both Rutherglen and Corowa/Wahgunyah are well set up to cater for visitors.

Bowser to Rutherglen on-road link (42 km)

  • For those keen to ride between the main rail trail at Bowser and Rutherglen, an on-road option is shown on the map
  • All roads are 100 km/h and have no shoulders. Bowser to Springhurst is lightly trafficked service roads, Springhurst to Rutherglen has regular traffic. Note when turning off the rail trail at Bowser, Morrison’s Rd is unsealed; Byawatha Rd 400 m further is sealed.
  • To go via Chiltern and have a bakery stop is more than 20 km further. At Springhurst overpass continue straight on Gayfers Rd, then turn right at the T-intersection to a bitumen road then left on to a gravel road past a few farms to the Horns Access road. Turn left into a tunnel beneath the highway, then over the railway and on to Racecourse Rd and follow the signs into Chiltern. Follow the blue signs featuring R for Rutherglen and follow the Old Howlong road and Cornishtown Rd into Rutherglen, a total distance of close to 70 km

Wangaratta to Oxley (9 km)

  • The formal rail trail begins next to Targoora Park Recreation Reserve and travels along the old rail line in the Wangaratta to Whitfield Road reserve,
  • Before reaching the Hume Freeway, the path crosses to the east side of the road reserve to pass beneath the Freeway adjacent to King River
  • after rejoining the road reserve the trail crosses to the west side and continues to (and crosses) the Glenrowan to Myrtleford road, the current terminus of the rail trail
  • A shared path continues by crossing the Wangaratta to Whitfield road and proceeds adjacent to the road to Oxley and Milawa townships.

Background Information

Traditional Owners

We acknowledge the Waveroo people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.

Development and future of the rail trail 

The 31 km extension of the rail trail from Beechworth to Yackandandah is scheduled to open mid 2022.

Construction of the rail trail began at Bright in 1993, and finished in 2002 with the opening of sections to Wangaratta and Beechworth.

The trail between Rutherglen and Wahgunyah on the Murray was completed in 2009.

The Wangaratta to Oxley section of the trail opened in 2011, providing tourism links with the Oxley and Milawa regions. Extension of the rail trail toward Whitfield is also planned.

Rail Line History

The branch line from Bowser (Wangaratta) to Everton and Beechworth opened in 1875 and was extended to Yackandandah in 1891. A second branch line was built from Everton to Myrtleford in 1883 and extended to Bright in 1890. Everton was once an important regional railway junction, but little evidence of it remains today. The line from Beechworth to Yackandandah closed in 1956 and the last train to Beechworth ran in 1977.

Beechworth, originally known as Mayday Hills, was a major gold mining centre in the 1850s. You can explore traces of this activity at Woolshed Falls, the Gorge Scenic Drive and the Old Powder Magazine. Beechworth Historic Park surrounding the town has unusual cypress-pine/box woodland and box-leaf wattle.

The line to Bright was popular in the early 20th century with tourists visiting the picturesque town of Bright and Mt Buffalo Chalet, built and owned by Victorian Railways. The line closed completely closed back to Bowser in 1987.

The line from Springhurst to Wahgunyah opened in 1879. Passenger services ended in 1962, and goods services closed in 1995.

The original King Valley rail route, 49 km from Wangaratta to Whitfield, was Victoria’s original narrow gauge line. The line opened in 1899 and closed in 1953.

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Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway
  • A favourite for mountain biking or bush walking enthusiasts
  • Passes through rainforest, fern gullies, messmate and stringy bark forest
  • Plenty of birds and seasonal wildflowers
  • Expect fallen trees across the trail and watch out for snakes in summer
  • Overgrown in sections, and muddy in winter
  • Walhalla Goldfields Rail Trail is nearby

Attractions

  • from Tyers Junction, explore the walking tracks along the eastern and western branches of the tramway
  • the most interesting walk is along the Eastern Tyers River. These trails are less developed and are only suitable for walking. Ask at Caringal Scout camp at Tyers Junction for directions
  • Petersons Lookout in Tyers Park has picnic facilities and views of Tyers Gorge and the Latrobe Valley

Trail Guide

Access points

  • at Collins Siding the start of the track is not signposted. Look out for Telbit Rd (also signposted to Caringal Scout camp) on the left a few km before Erica,. The trail begins 20 m north of Telbit Road, just after the last house
  • at Telbit Crossing, look for the trail markers where the trail crosses Telbit Rd
  • At Tyers Junction, the trail to Collins Siding starts near Caringal Scout camp office just above the main road

Section Guides

Collins Siding-Tyers Junction(11 km)

Note: Only 6 km of trail between Collins Siding and Telbit Rd is currently open. A 12 km return loop walk or ride can be made by returning on Telbit Rd to Collins Siding.

  • From Collins Siding, follow the trail downhill through mountain ash forest to Tyers Junction
  • The trail goes in and out of creek beds where railway bridges are missing
  • The trail meanders through forest, tree-ferns and
  • Common heath in bloom in late winter and spring
  • Look and listen for lyrebirds, kookaburras and fan-tailed cuckoos
  • You may also see swamp wallabies, koalas and spiny anteaters
  • The trail passes farmland to the east .before meeting Telbit Rd
  • After crossing Telbit Rd, continue below the road for around 1 km before coming back to the road, which runs along the  railway formation for a short distance
  • The trail resumes on the eastern side of the road.
  • Along the way, look for the remains of Christies bridge
  • The trail finishes at the edge of the scout camp.
  • Enjoy a picnic by the river before returning to Collins Siding on Telbit Rd or on the trail

Background Information

Traditional Owners

We acknowledge the Kurnai people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.

Rail Line History

The Tyers Valley Tramway was a narrow gauge timber tramway built by the Forestry Commission of Victoria to exploit timber resources on the slopes of Mount Baw Baw, Victoria. The tramway met with the Victorian Railways narrow gauge line from Moe to Walhalla at Collins Siding, and was built to the same 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge.  The tramways serving the Tyers Valley were largely destroyed by bushfires in 1926. Rather than rebuild the private tramways, the Forestry Commission, a government body, decided to construct a higher quality tramway to serve all the private sawmills in the district.

The tramway used secondhand 40 lb rails from Tasmania. It had a maximum grade of 1 in 30 (3.33%), and the curves a minimum radius of 80 ft (24.38 m). No ballast was used, however greater use was made of sleepers than was normal.

The tramway route extended 6.1 miles (9.8 km) from Collins Siding to Tyers Junction, where the line divided to follow the two branches of the Tyers River.

The tramway closed in 1949, and the Climax moved to the Government sawmill at Erica. The Climax was subsequently preserved on the Puffing Billy Railway, along with one of the TALC tractors.

No services listed for this rail trail.

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New 2011 Article by Trail Manager

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New article created by a Trail manager in Archive 2011.

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Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway

General

  • At 161 km in length, it is Australia's longest rail trail
  • Gently undulating through mostly farming land in the southern section, with steeper sections and bushland in the north
  • Heritage-listed attractions include Lockyer Creek bridge (92 m long), built in 1884 - 1886, and Yimbun Tunnel (100 m long) built in 1909 -1910
  • Suitable for multi-day tours, with options for fully supported tours and shuttles
  • Car parking is soon to be constructed at the Wulkuraka end of the trail

Attractions

  • Close to Brisbane
  • Scenic rural countryside
  • Good climate conditions most of the year
  • Railway history and heritage
  • Food and accommodation options at the many towns along the trail

Trail Guide

There are many low level crossings where bridges have been removed. Care should be taken after heavy rains. Care should be taken on the very steep ones when wet or icy.

  • Access points at each town are the former station sites, which have plenty of parking space
  • Horses must be shod
  • No drinking water or toilets available outside the towns listed
  • There are many low level crossings, where bridges are missing or have been removed

Section Guides

Wulkuraka (Ipswich) to Fernvale (23 km)

Note:  There are no toilets along this section of the rail trail. There is drinking water located directly along the Brassall Bikeway (between Wulkuraka & Fernvale), immediately south of Workshops Street, and another in John Murphy Park, Brassall

  • The Wulkuraka Trailhead address is at 163 Grace Street, Wulkuraka
  • The trail begins on the northern side of Wulkuraka railway station. Follow the concrete bikeway along Grace Street, pass Arnold Street on the right and cross to the other side of Grace Street.
  • The first section to Diamantina Boulevard at the Warrego Highway underpass has a high quality concrete surface. The remainder is gravel and dirt suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes.
  • Continue 100 m and turn right on to Brassall Bikeway. After 150 m, turn left at the picnic shelter and enter the BVRT connection path.
  • Station sites along this section include Muirlea (5 km), Pine Mountain (8.6 km), Borallon (11.5 km), Wanora (15 km), Fairney View (18.5 km) and Fernvale (22.6 km. All are clearly marked.
  • A carpark suitable for horse floats and with CCTV security is available at the old Borallon Station site (Borallon Station Road).

Fernvale to Lowood (8 km)

  • Mainly fine compacted gravel surface, with a substantial portion of the trail now concreted between Fairney View Fernvale Road & Clive Street, Fernvale. And again, along part of the Lowood section, from the township, through part of Pete Bevan’s native gardens.
  • Suitable for hybrid bikes, personal mobility vehicles or horse-drawn vehicles
  • The first section of the rail trail developed by the then Shire of Esk in 2002
  • A fun run is held on the trail each July. For information about the fun run click HERE
  • Fernvale’s facilities include the Fernvale Futures Visitor Information Centre at the station site, bakery, café, ATM and accommodation. Filtered water, WiFi and outdoor power points are available 24 hours at the front of the Information Centre. There are toilets and free electric barbeques in the park opposite the bakery.
  • Lowood is smaller but has basic facilities and still has its station, used by the local Lions Club, off Railway St and visible from Main St. Toilets and water are located in the park in the centre of town and the northern section of the trail has an extensive native garden display, planted and maintained by locals. Lowood Flood Boat Memorial, also in the park, commemorates rescues following devastating floods in the 1890s.
  • Lowood Showgrounds has horse accommodation facilities, overnight camping and caravan access.

Lowood to Esk (36 km)

  • Coarse gravel/dirt surface
  • Native bushland and farmland
  • Between Lowood and Coominya is the large Lockyer Creek Bridge, opened to rail trail users in 2019.
  • The intermediate town of Coominya has limited facilities. Drinking water can be bought from the supermarket, café or hotel.  There are toilets and a playground in the station park, with room for horse floats to park and offload.
  • Esk is the major regional centre and has most facilities. The station has been restored by the local Lions Club and the precinct is now a feature. There are many cafes and two pubs, a lovely main street and the trail passes through the middle of town.
  • A significant feature of the area is Lake Wivenhoe, the major water source for southeast Queensland and twice the capacity of Sydney Harbour.

Esk to Toogoolawah (19 km)

Rehabilitation works to the historic timber bridge located at Coal Creek, between Esk and Toogoolawah, are due to commence from Monday, 6 September 2021.  This project will involve major structural rehabilitation works to the bridge including replacement of most of the timber components along with installation of a new walkway that will improve safety for trail users and deliver an all-weather crossing over Coal Creek. The project is estimated to take approximately 12 weeks to complete, weather permitting.  An alternative access track will be provided to ensure the trail remains accessible whilst works are underway however due to the nature of the project, there will be heavy machinery and vehicles moving through the site, so trail users should exercise caution when passing through the work area and follow all safety warnings, signage or directions given by contractors on site. For safety reasons, horse riders are advised to dismount when traversing the creek.  Further information will be provided on TMR’s BVRT website shortly.

  • Coarse gravel/dirt surface
  • Undulating farmland
  • Toogoolawah’s facilities include a cafe that opens onto the rail trail. The station building is a small museum and regular markets are held in the former station yards.

Toogoolawah to Moore (27 km)

  • Smooth gravel surface so suitable for hybrid bikes
  • Some steep descents/ascents where railway bridges have been removed; the trail dips in and out of creek beds
  • Undulating terrain
  • Yimbun Tunnel is the only tunnel on the trail
  • A large concrete and steel bridge at Harlin was destroyed in the 2013 floods, requiring a diversion through the very small town
  • Moore has several places to get meals, a bed and breakfast and the Old Church Gallery

Moore to Blackbutt (29 km)

The public toilets at Benarkin, 25 km along the trail from Moore, are closed until further notice. The BVRT remains open but there is a detour to divert users back onto the trail. The nearest public toilets are in Les Muller Park, Coulson Street, Blackbutt.

Some steep grades where railway bridges have been removed; the trail dips in and out of creek beds

Moore to Linville (7 km ) 

At the old Moore station, cross Linville Road and follow the road for 100 m; rejoin the BVRT on the left.

Linville to Benarkin (18 km) 

  • From Linville the trail climbs the rugged and picturesque Blackbutt Range
  • Front suspension and gloves are recommended for riders due to the rough surface
  • Linville and Benarkin are small villages, each with a general store
  • The pub in Linville also has accommodation
  • From Linville the trail climbs around 300 m to Benarkin, but grades on the railway alignment are relatively easy.
  • Gravelly and rocky surface
  • Grass trees and many cuttings
  • Several stock control gates along the way: leave these as you find them
  • Cattle may be grazing beside the trail
  • Close to the small village of Benarkin the vegetation changes to eucalyptus and scrub. Benarkin sits at the top of the range about 500 m above sea level, as do Blackbutt and Yarraman.
  • Free toilets and showers available at Benarkin
  • Trail distances marked every 2 km

Benarkin to Blackbutt (5 km) 

  • smooth gravel surface: can be ridden comfortably on hybrid bikes
  • steady climb to Blackbutt
  • The Nukku siding station has been restored and relocated in the Blackbutt rail yards
  • A downhill ride from Blackbutt is obviously easier going
  • Blackbutt is a regional centre and offers bakeries, cafes, supermarkets and a visitor information centre
  • Accommodation is available at the Hotel Radnor or at B&Bs close to the trail

Blackbutt to Yarraman (19 km)

  • Steady climb to the top of the range, then descent to Yarraman
  • Coarse gravel/dirt surface
  • Yarraman facilities include two hotels, two motels and a caravan park, a supermarket, bakery and the Yarraman Heritage Centre, which houses the old station building
  • The old Pidna station site is at Harland Park at Cooyar Creek, beside the highway
  •  Kingaroy Rail Trail is a 45 km drive from Yarraman

Background Information

Traditional Owners

We acknowledge the Wakka Wakka and Yuggera people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is situated.

Development and future of the rail trail 

The first section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail was constructed by the then Esk Shire between Fernvale and Lowood in 2002. Nanango Shire followed with the Linville to Blackbutt section in 2006. The Queensland Government has gradually completed other sections in conjunction with regional councils, culminating in construction of the last 30 km between Toogoolawah and Moore in 2018 by TMR.

Railway history

The rail trail follows the former Brisbane Valley railway line, which ran north from Wulkuraka (Ipswich) 161 km to Yarraman. The railway was built in stages, reaching Esk in 1886 and Yarraman in 1913.

The bridge that crosses Lockyer Creek at Clarendon is heritage listed. It has a half-through double x 2 lattice girder spans, and is one of the oldest existing metal truss bridges, with the longest span of its type in Queensland.

At one time, Linville station was the largest loading point for cattle in southeast Queensland. Passenger services operated until 1967 and freight services were reduced from 1988, with the last section closing in 1993.

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Queensland Government approves funding for the next stage of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Posted: 13/01/16

The Honourable Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier has advised that funding has been granted for ...

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Fallen Trees along the Blakbutt to Benarkin Section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Posted: 23/11/15

There are several fallen Trees along the Blakbutt to Benarkin Section of the Brisbane Valley ...

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Join the Ipswich Bushwalkers club on the Brisbane Valley Rail trail

Posted: 23/11/15

Don't own a horse, Dont ridea bike, Well here is your chance to walk a ...

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Caution needed on the Lower Brisbane Valley Rail Trail due to storm damage

Posted: 27/10/15

Users of the Fernvale to Lowood section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail are asked ...

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R and R Rail Trail Duathlon (Brisbane Valley Rail Trail) Sunday 4th October

Posted: 26/09/15

There are differenrt courses avaiable , The 30/30 km long course (Run/Cycle) Minimum age 18 years The 30/30 ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Sunset and Moonlight Ride and Dine 26 Sept. 2015

Posted: 07/09/15

Experience the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail like never before, by Moonlight. Cycle from Esk to ...

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Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival and Rail Trail Ride (BVRT)

Posted: 25/08/15

Spring has sprung at Blackbutt, so come and enjoy a weekend of Flowers, Bands, Quilts ...

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The Womens End to End Brisbane Valley Rail Trail ride

Posted: 06/07/15

Stage one of the 2015  Womens End to End ride will be happining from Yarraman to ...

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Ladies day out on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Posted: 23/05/15

"Brisbane Chicks who rides bikes" cycle group are having a social ride along the BVRT ...

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Stage Two End 2 End ride Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (S.E.Qld)

Posted: 23/05/15

Saturday May 30 is stage two of the great end to end Brisbane Valley Rail Trail ...

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Great News for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Posted: 23/05/15

The Queensland Government has provided funds to construct the next section of the Brisbane Valley ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Petition

Posted: 19/05/15

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) once complete, will run from Ipswich (50km west of ...

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April ride on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Posted: 01/04/15

Join fellow enthusiasts for a loop ride along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail on Saturday 11 ...

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Coominya to Wanora Social Ride (Brisbane Valley Rail Trail)

Posted: 28/10/14

Cycling Somerset are holding a ride along the lower section of the BVRT on November 1 ...

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Toogoolawah to Coominya social ride (Brisbane Valley R.T.)

Posted: 13/10/14

Come and enjoy a cycle  along  the Toogoolawah to Coominya  section on the Brisbane Valley ...

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Inaugural Rail Trail Duathlon (Brisbane Valley Rail Trail ) QLD.

Posted: 05/09/14

Come and enjoy the inaugural Rail Trail Duathlon  on the BVRT  just 2 hours north west ...

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Yarraman to Moore Ride ( Brisabane Valley Rail Trail ) Sat 30 August 2014

Posted: 18/08/14

Ride the Scenic Yarraman to Moore section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail on Saturday ...

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Yarraman to Moore Ride ( Brisabane Valley Rail Trail ) Sat 16 August 2014 POSTPONED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER # NEW DATE# See news Item 18/08/2014

Posted: 03/08/14

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE EXTREME WEATHER FORECAST FOR SATURDAY!                  Enjoy a ...

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Walk the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (QLD)

Posted: 27/07/14

A walk along the Benarkin to Linville section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Ride Esk to Toogoolawah 26 July 2014

Posted: 22/07/14

A ride along the Esk to Toogoolawah is being held Saturday 26 July 2014 The Ride will ...

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Come and enjoy a Brisbane Valley Rail Trail ride on July 19th (QLD)

Posted: 17/07/14

Enjoy a  ride from Coominya to Esk on July 19. The total distance of the ride ...

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Join the Fun Run on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Posted: 04/07/14

The 12th Annual fun run will be held on Sunday July 13, 2014 on the Fernvale to ...

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Support the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Posted: 21/06/14

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail once complete will run from Ipswich (50km west of Brisbane) ...

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Flood repair for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Posted: 15/06/13

A new replacement bridge on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail at Esk was opened on ...

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100 Years Since First Train to Yarraman (QLD)

Posted: 27/04/13

A day of activities has been arranged to celebrate the centenary of the Yarraman railway ...

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Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival (QLD)

Posted: 08/09/12

7th September 2012 (Apologies for the late notice) The Festival is Queensland’s only festival focussing ...

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QLD Government Drops Support for Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Posted: 06/09/12

Unfortunately the recently elected Queensland state government has withdrawn funding for the programs that supported ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Grants (QLD)

Posted: 23/02/12

Community Grants are open again this year for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail as well ...

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Yarraman to Harland Park Section of BVRT (QLD) Official Opening.

Posted: 07/09/11

You are invited to the official opening of the Yarraman to Harland Park section of ...

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Parts of Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Reopened (QLD)

Posted: 13/08/11

Esk - Toogoolawah section was re-opened on Saturday 30 th July! 100km of the BVRT was ...

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Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival 2011 (QLD)

Posted: 10/08/11

You and your friends are invited to Blackbutt and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail during ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail – Working Bee #2 (QLD)

Posted: 28/02/11

Toowoomba Regional Council will be providing support for the volunteer efforts on the day with ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Grants Available (QLD)

Posted: 08/02/11

Community partnerships program – Does your organisation need more information or advice on your project? 4th ...

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Working Bee – Brisbane Valley Rail trail – 18 Feb (QLD)

Posted: 06/02/11

An invitation from the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail committee: ...

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Linville Station Turns 100! (QLD)

Posted: 23/10/10

Linville Station Building. Photo credit: Alexander McCooke The ...

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Rain Delays Work on Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Posted: 19/08/10

Media release: South Burnett Regional Council Manager of Council Facilities, Kerry Mercer, said that 75ml ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail to open 100th Kilometre

Posted: 02/07/10

You are invited to celebrate the completion of 100km of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. ...

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Opening of the Toogoolawah section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (QLD)

Posted: 23/11/09

There will be an official opening of the Toogoolawah section of the Brisbane Valley Rail ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (QLD) – Community Information Session

Posted: 30/09/09

Toowoomba Regional Council will be providing support for the volunteer efforts on the day with ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Fun Run

Posted: 27/06/09

There are two options to this run, the 8.3km run or the shorter 3km run ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Grants Available

Posted: 20/04/09

The Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning has provided the follwoing information which should be ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail – Coominya Section Opened

Posted: 15/12/08

Coominya Section Opening On Saturday 15 November, Coominya celebrated its Christmas Carnival and became the next ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (Qld) Openings

Posted: 17/05/08

Some good news from the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. After flood damage caused the closure ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (Qld) Draft Plan Open for Comment

Posted: 21/01/08

The first state-government funded section of the 148km Brisbane Valley Rail Trail was opened on ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (Qld) Official Opening and Public Plan Release

Posted: 05/11/07

A further 7km of section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail between Moore and Linville ...

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