- Rail Trail
- On Road
- Possible Rail Trail
- Other Trail
- former Railway
Why visit the Wulkuraka – Brassall Rail Trail?
- A high standard rail trail in the major population centre of Ipswich
- Great history connections with the first rail line in Queensland, a coke mine, the Rail Workshop Museum and the Smith Street bike route to Ipswich.
- Ipswich is a major regional city in Queensland, with easy access from Brisbane by train and many tourist experiences on offer
- This trail is one of a number of rail trails in the south-eastern part of Queensland
- Wulkuraka is also the south-eastern starting point for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
- The trail starts at Vogel Road and heads north east towards the Brassall shopping centre (Workshops Street) then travels behind the shopping centre, then crosses Haig street.
- Mihi Junction is reached soon after crossing Haig St. There are picnic tables, which are under cover.
- Soon after the rest area, an 80m steel bridge spans Mihi Creek. This section of the trail is in bushland.
- After a short distance, you will come to the next rest stop (Klondyke Junction.) Here you will see the remains of the old coke mine that supplied the Queensland Railways.
- The current end of this trail is at W.M Hughes Street, North Ipswich at the Rail Workshop Museum.
This trail has lighting and 24 hr camera surveillance and a 3.5m wide concrete surface.
We acknowledge the Yuggera people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is situated.
This is on the route of the first rail line in Queensland, from Ipswich to Wulkuraka on the west of Ipswich, which closed in 1868.
This came before the rail line from Ipswich to Brisbane in 1875. Ipswich was a prime candidate for becoming the capital of Queensland, but lost out to Brisbane in 1859. This is why the direction of the first rail line is this way.
The trail was built in 2008 and opened in 2009, with a proposed extension in the future further along the line which hugs the Bremer River towards the centre of Ipswich.
Mihi bridge (2009)
The trail near Brassall. (2010)
Mihi Junction picnic area (2010)
Sculpture beside the trail (2010)
Ipswich Railway Workshops museum at the end of the trail (2010)
Klondyke picnic area
No services listed for this rail trail.
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