BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL
As part of Queensland’s Greatest Rail Trail, Yarraman is the north-western end of the 161km BVRT which follows the course of the Brisbane Valley Rail Line built from 1884 to 1913.
The trail head is located at Station Park, at the end of Millar Street, the site of the old train station.
Yarraman Heritage Museum is now home to the original Yarraman train station and many historical relics from the Brisbane Valley railway line.
The trail is a multi-use non-motorised trail to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace on bicycle, on horseback or on foot.
Once a bustling railway terminus with its cattle yards, fuel depot storage, grain shipping and steam train yards, little remains today from its use as a railway station.
The park is the beginning or end of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail depending on your direction of travel.
An “Art Station” is located near the original site of Yarraman Station with interpretive panels depicting the history of the now disused railway and information on the trail for those about to set out. The remains of the RAAF No21 Inland Aircraft Fuel Depot built during WW2 can be viewed from the old shelter used to house the fuel pumps that serviced the fuel tanks.
An attractive area beside Yarraman Creek, the local Yarraman Weir Park forms part of the rail trail.
It is an overnight campground (with horseyards) for use by bone fide Rail Trail users.
Remnants of an old steam engine used to pump water to the Queensland Pine Mill (the first pulp mill in Australia), can still be seen.
The Weir Park is also an ideal place to picnic and watch the abundant wildlife.
A forestry park approximately 1.4km along the Forestry Drive on the northern entrance to Yarraman and is surrounded by extensive hoop pine forests.
The Park has picnic tables, BBQ’s, shelter and public toilets and was named in honour of one of Yarraman’s pioneer foresters who lived there for many years.
Look for the very rare Black-breasted Button Quail.
ROGER'S PARK FOREST DRIVE
Situated approximately 6km southeast of Yarraman on the D’Aguilar Highway.
A popular local picnic and fishing spot on the banks of Cooyar Creek for Golden Perch and Bass.
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail passes through Harland Park and the concrete pylons from the railway bridge built around 1912 over Cooyar Creek are still standing.
Home to the Visitor Information Centre situated in the heart of Yarraman on two and three quarter acres.
This once Sisters of Mercy Convent, built in 1945, is a plethora of historical buildings including the c1913 Yarraman Railway Station, a c1921 slab hut, a c1930 farmers cottage, Arthur Brown’s butcher shop and district cultural museum displays; “Wooden Wealth”, the history of timber in the district; Tarong Energy display and the history of the first power house in Yarraman; a military memorabilia display featuring an extensive gun and rifle display.
WYVILL'S BOTTLES AND
Extensive collection of bottles and other collectables together with local historic photographic collection.
Entry by appointment.
Please phone 0408 638238.
Located on the edge of the CBD along picturesque Yarraman Creek. BBQ’s, picnic tables, toilets, playground, sports oval, skateboard arena, netball courts, tennis courts, swimming pool, information board and walking track start.
A volunteer community radio station broadcasting from the Yarraman Heritage Museum to a radius area around 50km.
It provides easy Listening and country music for the community and travellers.
WILD HORSE 99.7 FM RADIO STATION
Yarraman has a network of walking tracks radiating out from the Recreation Centre that take in a variety of trails, forests, terrains and creeks.
Walking maps are available from Yarraman Heritage Museum and local business outlets
SEE AND EXPLORE
Forms part of the upper catchment of the Brisbane River. Historically the pure clean deep pools of Yarraman Creek were used by stockmen from the three vast neighbouring stations, Tarong, Cooyar and Taromeo, to water and hold straying stock prior to their return to their rightful owners.
Wander through the substantial riparian restoration that has been undertaken to create a pleasant walk showcasing native flora, birds and animals. You may even spot a platypus.
Tours of the creek are available by appointment through the Friends of Yarraman Creek.