Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

The Linville Hotel, a historic country pub, is situated on the scenic Brisbane Valley Rail Trail spanning 161km. Nestled in the picturesque Brisbane Valley, surrounded by majestic mountains, the charming town of Linville is located 1.5 hours amemorable experience.

We warmly welcome cyclists, hikers, and horse riders exploring the trail. We are a favoured destination for day-trippers, trail riders, road bikers, and car clubs. Whether you choose to spend a day or an entire weekend, The Linville Hotel ensures a memorable experience.

Just across the road from our establishment, you'll find the old disused railway station and museum, as well as a popular camping area equipped with public toilets.


    Users of the trail have the option to commence or conclude their journey on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) at Wulkuraka train station. This station serves as an access point to the Brassall Bikeway network and extends further to Brassall and Pine Mountain. Heading from Ipswich's northern regions, the BVRT leads northward towards Fernvale. Although the original station structures are no longer present along this route, replicated station signs serve as markers, highlighting the locations of former stops or stations such as Muirlea, Pine Mountain, Borallon, Wanora, and Fairney View.


    This segment offers a delightful, brief, and level pathway conveniently located near the main town of Fernvale. As you traverse this route, you'll encounter the charming Fernvale murals and breathtaking vistas of the Brisbane River, culminating in a captivating view of the mountainous backdrop where remnants of the historic Lowood station train tracks can still be observed.


    This section promises an exciting journey through history! Begin your adventure by strolling through the meticulously tended native gardens, a testament to the community's dedication. As you continue, you'll traverse the heritage-listed Lockyer Creek bridge, soaking in the picturesque expanse of open farmland before arriving at Coominya. Here, you'll discover the beautifully preserved train station, the quaint St. Francis Xavier church, and the heritage-listed Bellevue Homestead, each adding to the area's rich historical tapestry.


    Leaving Coominya, the trail begins to reveal more remnants of its railway heritage. Along the way, you'll encounter five old bridges, each offering a unique experience—whether it's passing underneath, navigating around, or capturing a memorable photo opportunity. This stretch of the trail showcases diverse landscapes, with farmsteads bordering its edges and pockets of verdant forest reminiscent of rainforests. As you approach Esk, marvel at the beauty of Pipeliner Park, where the historic railway station sits against the backdrop of the imposing Mount Glen Rock. Take time to explore notable landmarks such as St. Mel's Church, the historic Lars Anderson's house, the old Trading Post, and the picturesque Esk Dairy, an exquisite example of old brick architecture.


    Five more bridges lie ahead on this segment of the trail, each offering its own charm, including one ideal for capturing Instagram-worthy shots and another providing a thrilling rough ride underneath for adventurous cyclists. The route is enveloped in refreshing open air until you reach Toogoolawah. Be sure to explore the station history museum, the distinctive St. Andrews Anglican Church and Hall, the historic Alexandra Hall building, and The Condensery Art Gallery, once the Nestlé Condensed Milk Factory packing facility, all of which contribute to the town's rich heritage.


    Within this section of the trail lies a standout attraction: the heritage-listed Yimbun Railway Tunnel. This tunnel holds the distinction of being the sole railway tunnel along the trail, offering a unique opportunity to traverse directly through the heart of a mountain. If you're fortunate enough to have the tunnel to yourself, you can experience the eerie silence enveloping you from the midst of the dark passage.


    As you progress through this section of the trail, you'll encounter numerous points of interest while navigating creek crossings and ascending to scenic viewpoints. Along the way, you'll traverse eleven bridges, some leading through farmland where friendly farm animals may be spotted, while others offer splendid photo opportunities. Keep an eye out for the distinctive old signal tower, a testament to railway history, standing proudly in its original location. Before reaching Moore, be sure to visit the heritage-listed Colinton War Memorial, adding a touch of historical significance to your journey.


    This section of the trail offers a picturesque journey with captivating river views throughout. The highlight is the Linville station precinct, featuring a collection of old artifacts within the station, showcasing historic carriages once traversing the railway line, and a Memorial Park. You'll be drawn to the beautifully refurbished hotel situated prominently at the heart of the town, impossible to overlook.


    Departing from the tranquil charm of Linville, the trail unveils further intriguing train heritage sites. Along the way, you'll encounter an old Magazine Hut, culvert, and a couple of enjoyable creek crossings. Additionally, you'll discover a breathtaking scenic viewpoint nestled amidst the mountains and a loop trail catering to advanced mountain bikers or hikers, offering an added layer of adventure to your journey.


    The trail seamlessly guides you to the meticulously preserved Blackbutt Railway Station, renowned for its association with one of Australia's most celebrated tennis players. Roy Emerson, inducted into the international tennis hall of fame in 1982, is commemorated at the station with a museum showcasing his remarkable achievements, alongside a striking bronze statue. Moreover, the Benarkin area offers a plethora of additional trails, catering to adventurers seeking alternative experiences.


    The concluding stretch of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail offers a pleasantly shaded path, featuring a couple of enjoyable moderately challenging creek crossings. Upon reaching Yarraman, you'll be greeted by the scenic Weir Park, offering camping facilities amidst picturesque surroundings. Explore the old station area, where you can marvel at relics such as the vintage fuel tanker and the station master's house. Before concluding your journey, make sure to visit the Yarraman Heritage Museum, located along the route, showcasing the old Railway Station and a wealth of historical artifacts from the Brisbane Valley railway line.


Experience the warmth of country accommodation and old-fashioned hospitality at The Linville Hotel, perfectly situated for guests who want to enjoy the Brisbane Valley Trail Rides.

Our hotel serves as an ideal base for adventurers looking to explore the scenic trails and return to comfort and relaxation.

Accommodation Highlights:

  • Scenic Views: Our rooms offer breathtaking views that calm the soul, ideal for unwinding after a day on the trail, perfectly paired with a beverage.
  • Variety of Rooms: From queen and twin rooms to larger accommodations in 'The Old Publican's House', all feature exclusive access to a verandah with seating and hammocks. Options include:
  • Complimentary Breakfast: Fuel up for your trail adventures with a self-serve continental breakfast including fruit, juices, cereals, breads, tea, and coffee.
  • Evening Warmth: Gather around our cosy fire pits on chilly evenings, a perfect end to a day of trail riding.
  • Trail Access: Located just steps from the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, our hotel is the perfect starting point for your trail rides.

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