Date: 17 Aug 2024
Capacity: 20 (17 remaining)
Walk Leader Name: Frank Freeman
Grading: Easy
Phone Number: 0427 655 514
Amount($): 05.00 (Pay leader on the day)
Time: 09:00 AM
Where: Tom Street , Harlin , Qld , 4314 , Australia
Type: Daywalk

BVRT – Harlin to Yimbin Tunnel & Return

Description: The Brisbane Valley Rail Line was built from Wulkuraka to Yarraman between 1884 and 1913 to service this productive area of Queensland. The last train ran in 1991. With the removal of the lines, sleepers and bridges, the rail trail was created and made available to recreational users with the final section opening for this purpose in 2018.

As well as providing great rural scenery, the Harlin to Yimbin section highlights rural and secondary industries in the area as well as the opportunity to walk through Yimbin Tunnel, the only tunnel on the line. We’ll enjoy a rest stop for morning tea at the southern end of the tunnel.

We’ll then proceed about another kilometre along the trail to the site of the Milk Train Disaster where an information board provides details of the event. We return to Harlin the way we came for a total distance of about 12km. We’ll pull up a log somewhere beside the trail on the way back for lunch.

Apart from one hill where the trail departs from the original rail-bed, the trail is quite flat with gentle slopes and a good walking surface.

Please do not attend this activity if you are feeling unwell.

Walk Grading: Green (Easy) with a total distance of approx. 12km.

Meet: Tom Street, Harlin between the service station and the hotel at 9.00am.

What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, light jacket, rain gear (just in case), torch, whistle, 2+ litres of water, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, positive outlook, $5.00 NPAQ Fee

Directions: From Brisbane South –Ipswich Motorway to Warrego Highway to Blacksoil. Turn onto the Brisbane Valley Highway towards Fernvale/Esk/Toogoolawah as you leave Blacksoil. Harlin as about 15 km past Toogoolawah along the highway.

From Brisbane North – Bruce Highway north, turning onto the Daguilar Highway at Caboolture towards Woodford. Travel through Woodford and Kilcoy turning left about 22km west from Kilcoy (just after crossing the Brisbane River) onto the Brisbane Valley Highway. Harlin is about 4km along the BV Highway.

Allow about 2 hours for journey either way.

Nominations: NPAQ Website.

Leader: Frank Freeman ( or Fax 07 3824 3954; Mobile: 0427 655 514 Email:


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