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Experience the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

THERE has never been a better time to experience Somerset than now by venturing out onto the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

Published: 21st May 2020

THERE has never been a better time to experience Somerset than now by venturing out onto the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

The cycling, horse riding, hiking and running trail, follows the disused rail corridor from Wulkuraka in Ipswich through to Yarraman in South Burnett.

As Australia’s longest recreational rail trail it has so much to offer.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said with COVID-19 travel restrictions recently eased allowing people to travel up to 150km from their home, Somerset was the place to be.

“From the Brisbane CBD to Fernvale, it’s just a 60km drive and you can experience the best tasting pies, local cafes and welcoming hospitality coupled with our scenic landscapes and the rail trail is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the township,” Cr Lehmann said.

“From there visitors can hop on the rail trail and experience wide open spaces with the best views and without congestion.”

The trail meanders through various Somerset townships including Fernvale, Lowood, Coominya, Esk, Toogoolawah, Linville, Harlin and Moore and is suitable for all fitness levels.

Somerset tourism operator, David Sheehan, of Out There Cycling said the trail had so much to offer.

“It’s a great place to come and be active and enjoy the great outdoors in a safe and friendly environment,” Mr Sheehan said.

“There are so many sections of the trail that suit various levels of fitness and families with young children too.

“Because the rail trail is stretched so far, even if there are 200 or 300 people experiencing the trail, you will never feel congested.”  

For more information on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail or the Somerset region visit experiencesomerset.com.au.

 

 

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