Somerset Weekend Getaways

Located a short drive from Brisbane, Somerset is the place to discover breathtaking scenery, native forests, placid waterways and a picturesque patchwork landscape all ready for you to explore. Whether you’re looking for an adventure, a lazy weekend full of fishing and sampling local produce or simply want to escape the city lights and enjoy the country charm - we have you covered with our weekend itineraries.

Somerset Lake by day

Somerset Savour


Friday night: 
  • Check-in at one of several quality farm-stay retreats (Hollow Log, Kilcoy Farmstay, Leopard Tree Lodge)
Saturday: 
  • Late morning pick up by Winedown Tours to enjoy Coolana Olives tasting and Somerset Valleys Wine tour
  • Dine at Sticky Fingers fine restaurant in Esk or savour the French/Italian influences of Louise’s Tables Country Restaurant
  • Saturday evening at the farm-stay enjoying the country quiet and Nature’s starlight display
Sunday:
  • Late breakfast at the Somerset’s historic gourmet cafés, Nash Galley and Café or Julie’s at the Rectory in Esk, or Chantilly Blue in Kilcoy.
  • Lakeside dabble at beautiful Cormorant Bay gardens followed by table service lunch at Cormorant Bay Café overlooking Lake Wivenhoe
Wakeboarding on Somerset Dam

Adrenaline Drive

Friday night:
  • Set up camp under the stars sharing a campfire and laughter with family and friends
Saturday:
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow campers with tall stories false and true as you recount the day’s daring do
Sunday:
  • Skydive Ramblers at Toogoolawah for the most Exhilarating, Liberating, Airgasmic time of your life with a tandem skydive at the internationally renowned Ramblers Dropzone
  • Late lunch at the Somerset’s historic gourmet cafés, Nash Galley Café Esk, Julie’s at the Rectory in Esk, or Chantilly Blue in Kilcoy
Couple paddle a canoe through Somerset Dam

Lake Adventure


Friday night:
  • Set your style of lakeside camping in cabin, caravan or campsite at the iconic Lake Somerset Holiday Park, Somerset Dam camping or Logan camp on Lake Wivenhoe enjoying sundown across the water.
Saturday:
  • Early morning fishing followed by camp breakfast aromas of billy tea, smoke and bacon.
  • Your pace of water sport, quiet canoeing or sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding or jet skiing with family and friends
  • Late afternoon fishing, crab pots set, shoreline nature stroll as the sun quietly sets
  • Lakeside BBQ enjoying your catch of the day recalling spills and thrills and fishing tales tall and true
Sunday:
  • Early morning fishing as you check the crab pots for your days catch
  • Lazy camp breakfast of red claw and yellow belly
  • Late lunch at the Somerset’s historic gourmet cafés, Nash Galley Café Esk, Julie’s at the Rectory in Esk, or Chantilly Blue in Kilcoy

Somerset Weekend Getaways