Experience the historic BVRT
Esk, Brisbane Valley Queensland - Sun 10th July 2022

Max Participants:
10
Location:
Esk, Brisbane Valley Queensland
Date:
Sun 10th July 2022
Start Time:
7:30am
End Time:
4:30pm approx
Duration:
8 hrs approx
Hike Rating:
Grade 3
Distance:
19.00km approx.
Type:
One-Way
Non-Member Cost:
$75.00 per person
Member Cost:
$65.00 per person
Tagged:
experienced hike historic rail trail
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Which ten lucky Adventurous Woman® are ready to experience real adventure with a journey along a section of Australia’s longest recreational rail trail.

Caron & Kat are taking you on an adventure to the railway line of yesteryear. We will explore historical sites like the Toogoolawah & Esk Railway Stations.

Our 19km Walk will take us from the township of Toogoolawah down along the BVRT to Esk. As we begin our journey we cross over the Toogoolawah Pedestrian Bridge, also known as the Bubble Bridge. See if you can spot the significant tree. This QLD Blue Gum is about 350 to 400 years old and was struck by lightning in 2017.

We then venture further along the trail, all with a backdrop of expansive Australian countryside. The trail extends through farmland including lucerne, other pasture and small crops that are important to the local economy. We may even share the trail with a few of the local cows.

Another highlight along the way, we will cross over the recently restored Coal Creek Bridge, one of five bridges we will pass today. There are a few shady spots where horse riders bring their animals in for a drink from the troughs. While we cannot enjoy the water, we can take time in the shade to enjoy a cuppa and something homemade from the AW pantry.

The trail is a mixture of gravel and dirt and is mostly flat, with a couple of small gullies when going around the old rail bridges.


Please Note: A medium to high level of fitness is required for those who want to take this on. There are no water stops, toilet facilities or shops along the trail, so it is important that you are carrying at least 2-3 litres of water, snacks and lunch.

Gallery

Train from Toogoolawah arriving at Esk platform - image courtesy QRIG.org
Barn in the morning
Brisbane Rail Trail Crossing
Thunderclap sign
Old tracks

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Historic Railway Stations

● The new Coal Creek Bridge

● Wide open spaces

Includes

Adventurous Women® Walk Hosts

Morning tea and coffee with a home baked snack

Afternoon tea and coffee with a home baked snack

Transport shuttle from Esk to the trailhead in Toogoolawah

Excludes

Transport To/From Meeting Point

Lunch

What To Bring/Wear

- Hat & Sunscreen

- Water to suit the day (min 2-3L)

- Lunch

- Snacks

- Comfortable walking shoes

- Poles if you use them

No Princess Policy

Princess crossed out

 A medium to high level of fitness is required for those who want to take this on.

There are no water stops, toilet facilities or shops along the trail, so it is important that you are carrying at least 2-3 litres of water, snacks and lunch.

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 walk or tour has commenced.

Please see our COVID-19 specific Terms and Conditions if you're impacted by border changes, close contact requirements etc.



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