Things To Do
How to get to Somerset
70km, 60-minute drive from Brisbane CBD
With expansive lakes, mountain forests and tranquil valleys, Somerset is the ideal real country escape from the bustle of city life. Travel along winding valley roads to the twin jewels of the region: Lake Wivenhoe and Lake Somerset. Stay for a picnic, birdwatching or watersports, or press on in pursuit of the best of the region’s wine trail.
Whether you’re looking for an adventure or simply want to escape the city lights and enjoy the country charm, when it comes to great ideas, this guide to Somerset has you covered.
Embrace the best of the Somerset region. From boating, camping and fishing to history, art and wine, here's the best of Somerset in this 48-hour guide.
Wine lovers, prepare to charge your glasses as you set forth on Somerset’s wine trail. Six cellar doors scattered through the valley each spruik their own expertly pressed offering.
If you haven’t the time to throw out a line and catch your own lunch or dinner, here’s a guide on where to get a feed in the area.
Known for its breathtaking scenery, bushland and collection of lakes, Somerset is a 90 minute drive north-west of Brisbane.
Rugged bush land with rainforest, waterfalls and attractive creeks is home to a large number of plant species and a haven for many endangered and threatened animals.
There are 250 kilometres of specially designed four wheel drive trails, varying in standard to suit beginner and experienced off-road drivers.
The Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery is located in picturesque Yowie Park. The gallery is housed in the 1910 Courthouse that was relocated to the park in 2011, before opening in 2012. The Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery is home to the Kilcoy Art Society, who showcase new exhibitions every three months along with the ever changing artist of the month. These exhibitions highlight the talent and diversity of Somerset’s local artists.
Approximately one hour from Brisbane in Kilcoy Shire, and neatly cradled and protected by a ring of surrounding hills, conditions here are perfect for water skiing, wake-boarding, sailing and fishing.
The Fernvale Country Markets take place every Sunday at the Fernvale State Primary School on the Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale. Enjoy a Sunday morning drive
Queensland Raceway regularly hosts Friday Night Drift Practice which provides top drivers a chance to test new setups and equipment but more so an opportunity
Are you up for the Challenge?
Experience the thrill of a lifetime driving a Holden or Ford V8 Race Car around the infamous Queensland Raceway
View the beautiful range of paintings and gift ware by artist Marilyn Leitch at the Glen Rock Gallery in the Esk Visitor Information Centre.
Our beautiful local country markets offer a diverse range of quality fresh produce, home grown plants, locally grown Pure Honey, Baked goods, Bric-A-Brac, Jewellery, clothing,
The inaugural Somerset Art Beat Festival will be held at the Somerset Regional Art Gallery - The Condensery on Saturday, 1 June 2019.
The Gulf Western Oils Winternationals is the largest championship Drag Racing event outside of the USA. The Winternationals is the highest profile event on the attracting a huge entry list of over 500 competing teams from all over Australia and overseas. It forms the final round of the 400 Thunder series for every category of Drag racing from Junior Dragster to Top Fuel with Australian Champions crowned at the event.
Two Days of Thunder is a massive motoring event at Queensland Raceway, two days filled with fast and hard racing action and plenty to see