BVRT Harlin to Toogoolawah - Hidden Tunnel
Toogoolawah, Brisbane Valley, Queensland - Sun 21st August 2022

Max Participants:
10
Location:
Toogoolawah, Brisbane Valley, Queensland
Date:
Sun 21st August 2022
Start Time:
7:45am
End Time:
3:00pm approx
Duration:
7 hrs approx
Hike Rating:
Grade 3
Distance:
15.00km approx.
Non-Member Cost:
$75.00 per person
Member Cost:
$65.00 per person
Tagged:
experienced hike historic rail trail
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AW QLD is taking on another section of Australia's longest recreational rail trail - The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT). On this adventure we will be stepping back in time as we journey along the 15kms section between Harlin and Toogoolawah.

We will meet up in Toogoolawah where we will transport you to Harlin to begin our adventure. Harlin is located on the Brisbane Valley Highway and provides a great access point for us to start our adventure.

There is only one tunnel along the BVRT and it is along this section. The heritage listed Yimbun Tunnel was built in 1909 and remains a hidden treasure. As we pass along the dark and cool 100 metre tunnel that cuts through the centre of a mountain, it is still possible to see soot marks on the roof - a reminder of the steam engines that once chugged along the line all those years ago. There are also several beautifully preserved old wooden bridges along this section of the BVRT. Make sure you bring your camera and there are plenty of photo opportunities here.

Although this section of the BVRT is relatively flat, it will be a long day so we will need to pace ourselves. We will be serving morning tea with something sweet along the trail so we can sit and take in our surroundings. It isn’t often we get to sit and enjoy wide open spaces.

As the day unfolds and we move further down the trail, we pass through farming communities and even past the airstrip used by the Skydive Ramblers just before the township of Toogoolawah. It is a great feeling standing on the trail as the light planes pass overhead landing and taking off. They are so close you can see the pilot smile and wave. 👋

Our journey winds up back in Toogoolawah. Another day spent chasing the history of the Brisbane Valley.

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

Yimbun Tunnel mouth
Inside Yimbun tunnel showing soot marks
Old bridges
Wide open spaces
Tunnel information signage
Friendly locals

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Historic railway stations

● The heritage listed Yimbun tunnel

● Beautiful old bridges

● Wide open spaces

Includes

Adventurous Women® Walk Hosts Kat & Caron

Tea and coffee with a home baked snack

Transport shuttle from Toogoolawah to the trailhead in Harlin

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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