Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
About the Trail
Now the longest rail trail in Australia, the 161 km Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail line that commenced construction at Wulkuraka near Ipswich in 1884 and was completed at Yarraman in 1913. The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque rural settings and country towns. Being on the old railway line, the BVRT provides an off-road climb up the valley for day trippers, overnight camping or longer term adventures, but some sections can be more challenging. BVRT GUIDE now available.
Although it’s open all year round, some sections of the BVRT may be closed for short periods following severe weather events. Check out the DTMR webpage for up-to-date information.
Where is the Trail
The BVRT officially starts at Wulkuraka Station in Ipswich and then continues to Fernvale, before looping westwards to Lowood and then continuing north to Coominya, Esk, Toogoolawah, Moore, Linville, Benarkin, and Blackbutt before finally arriving in Yarraman. Or you can do it the other way around. Out There Cycling provides an excellent shuttle service. Tip: North to South is easier than South to North as there is more downhill.
Esk Caravan Park
Our PicturEsk Piece of Paradise nestled in the beautiful Brisbane Valley between lakes Wivenhoe and Somerset, only an hour north/west of Brisbane.
Surrounded by mountains, Esk is situated in the beautiful Brisbane Valley and enjoys a sub-tropical climate. The Shire is also known as the Valley of the Lakes, with Lake Wivenhoe (two and a half times the size of Sydney Harbour) and Lake Somerset only a short drive from the Caravan Park, providing for all manner of water related activities.
Our Caravan Park is located away from the Highway in a quiet and peaceful parkland setting. Boasting mountain views, a creek boundary, animal and bird life. Situated within easy walking distance to restaurants and shops.
We offer large powered and unpowered camping sites and Budget self contained park cabins with or without ensuites.