Cyclists start the day on a train journey from Brisbane to Ipswich, a 15 minute ride from Brisbane. Ipswich is the birthplace of Queensland’s rail history. The very first train to run in Queensland was a steam train that travelled from Ipswich to Grandchester. The Workshops Rail Museum is the best place to see it all – this former workshop is now a railway buff’s must see destination. Then there are the pioneer railway tracks for a train ride in a vintage train, belching smoke guaranteed. In the afternoon hop on another train for a journey to Rosewood.
NOTE: Cycle your way around Ipswich and the surrounding district. Avoid traffic and the issue of car parking. Check the Ipswich Local Council guides to cycling Ipswich in the travel pack information section of this day trip.