BVRT Fernvale - Lowood Return | Pies and Pastries!
Fernvale Queensland - Sun 30th July 2023

Max Participants:
Fernvale Queensland
Sun 30th July 2023
Start Time:
End Time:
1:00pm approx
5 hrs approx
Hike Rating:
Grade 2
17.00km approx.
Non-Member Cost:
$45.00 per person
Member Cost:
$35.00 per person
historic moderate rail trail
Currently 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.

We will be walking one section of the Rail trail - Fernvale to Lowood return. The Fernvale to Vernor station is parallel to the Brisbane Valley Highway, very flat, lined with trees, but not much shade, however, the views are nice looking out towards to the mountains. Then Vernor into Lowood gets a bit more interesting with a few undulations, good birdwatching, views over the Brisbane River with some lovely views downstream, and a large colony of bats making their home in the trees. Arriving into Lowood, you'll be rewarded with the first section of actual railway for the trail; Lowood was the original terminus for the BVRT and has a pub, bakery and nice cafes for refreshments.

After a short visit to Lowood we will walk back the same way, with the option of rewarding ourselves with a pie from the famous Fernvale Bakery for lunch!
No refreshments will be provided on this walk as we recommend supporting the local businesses along the trail.


Old Bridge on the BVRT -  Image courtesy Queensland Government
BVRT -  Image courtesy Queensland Government
Fernwood Murals -  Image courtesy Queensland Government
Brisbane River Valley - Image courtesy of Queensland Government
Lowood Station -  Image courtesy Queensland Government


Please note map locations and route are approximate only


● Fernwood Murals

● Mountain Views

● Brisbane River Views

● Famous Fernvale Bakery

● Birdwatching


Adventurous Women Hosts® Kat and Caron

Photos of the day


Lunch / Refreshments

Purchases along the way

What To Bring/Wear

- Water to suit the day (Min 2L recommended)

- Lunch or cash/card to purchase

- Snacks

- Sun Protection

- A personal first aid kit e.g. blister prevention and treatment, insect repellent, hydrolytes, personal medications

- Good quality hiking boots or shoes

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 7 days + prior to departure - Full Refund
  • 6 days or less - Full Refund if replacement can be found
  • Within 24 hours - No Refund

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.

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