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Contacts - BVHT and related organisations

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Whether you are generally interested in the Brisbane Valley Region, are undertaking specific research or are looking for information on your family ancestry, we may be able to help. We have contacts with local historians and a range of other locals who have a wealth of knowledge which may be of assistance.

So, why not drop us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible, or call our office on 4163 8111.

Related organisations

"Friends of Stonehouse"

Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Inc. in conjunction with owners of "Stonehouse", John & Loretta, have established “Friends of Stonehouse” with the aim of bringing long overdue recognition to this beautiful historic group of buildings.  We discuss ongoing preservation and restoration of this collection of buildings.

Meeting frequency:   

Meeting location:       Varies monthly

Contact   :                    Kate Dohle   (Secretary is Mary Green)

Phone:                          54247276

Email:                           [email protected]


Yarraman Heritage & Historical Museum

20 Millar Street, Yarraman

Yarraman has a highly reputable Heritage and Historical Museum with attached Visitor Information Centre,. The museum is essentially a "pioneer village" with the central building being the former Sisters of Mercy Convent  (built in 1945) surrounded by  plethora of historical buildings with "point in time" internal displays.  The Museum has hundreds of historical memorabilia from pioneer times, extensive military history display and memorabilia (guns and rifles) , a display of the first power house in Yarraman, a craft/book shop, a Community Radio Station and is the town's Tourist Information Centre. Guided tours ($5) are provided by our knowledgable historians (bookings required) or you can wander around the external buildings at your leisure.

Meeting frequency:    Monthly

Meeting location:        Varying locations

President:                    Helene Johnson

Location:                    26 Millar Street, Yarraman  

Phone:                        4163 8111  (call for opening hours)

Email:                          [email protected]


Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Wulkuraka (Ipswich) to Yarraman

Currently the longest rail trail in Australia, the 161 km Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) follows the dis-used Brisbane Valley rail line which commences at Wulkuraka near Ipswich (built in 1884) and ends at Yarraman (final stage completed in 1913). The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque rural settings and country towns.  Mirroring the old railway line, the BVRT provides an off-road climb up the valley for day trippers, overnight camping or longer term adventures, with some challenging sections. 

Although it’s open all year round, some sections of the BVRT may be closed for short periods following severe weather events.  Check out the DTMR webpage for current information or visit the BVRT Facebook page.

Reference organisations

Toowoomba Regional Council


Phone: 131 872

Somerset Regional Council


Phone 5424 4000

Email - [email protected] 

Esk Visitor Information Centre: Phone 5424 2923

Fernvale Futures Visitor Information Centre: Phone 5427 0200

South Burnett Regional Council


South Burnett Online


Nanango Visitor Information Centre

Email:  [email protected]

Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage

Phone: 0458 539 821

Email: [email protected]

Blackbutt Visitor Information Centre

Email:  [email protected]