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How to get to Somerset

Somerset, South East Queensland’s Valley of the Lakes, is north-west of Brisbane and less than a 90-minute drive away. Known for its breathtaking scenery, bushland and collection of lakes, Somerset consists of towns with quaint names such as Coominya, Esk, Jimna, Kilcoy, Lowood, Toogoolawah, Fernvale, and the Somerset Dam township.

The nearest major airports are in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Travel to the region is mainly by car or bus. There are rail services for part of the way; visitors can travel by Airtrain from the airport to the city and connect to the suburban network.

The main town of Esk is 100km and a 70-minute drive from Brisbane City. Head north-west and take the Western Fwy before joining the Ipswich Mwy; continue on and exit on to the Warrego Hwy, heading to Esk/Toowoomba; at Blacksoil take a right on to National Route 17. Fernvale is on the road to Esk, and Toogoolawah is 18km north of Esk.

Queensland Rail runs regular train services to Ipswich. From Ipswich, take bus route 529, which covers Esk, Coominya, Lowood, Fernvale, Borallon and Muirlea. Contact TransLink on 13 12 30, or visit
Brisbane Bus Lines runs two services a day (morning and afternoon) from Brisbane to Murgon, stopping at Esk. Phone 3354 3633.

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