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.
Queensland Raceways will host all four rounds of the 2018 QR-FX 'Race Your Mates' Series.
Ripley Community Markets are set at Providence Splash n Play Park, on the second Saturday of every month, from 3 to 8pm. Enjoy foodies, arts and crafts, homewares, live music, jumping castles and animal farm with on site licenced cafe.
Weekend getaway of live music , four bands plus a Extravaganza Rock The Ages Show with 80’s theme party.
Up to three nights free camping other accommodations options available. These festival are unique and only comprise of tribute and premium cover bands.
Getaway weekend of live music and dancing, four bands plus a Extravaganza Rock The Ages Show with 80’s theme party, with up to three nights' accommodation from AUD87 for the entire festival. These festival are unique and only comprise of tribute and premium cover bands.
Weekend getaway of live music, four bands plus a Extravaganza Rock The Ages Show with 80’s theme party.
Up to three nights free camping other accommodations options available.
The Queensland Autospectacular, the largest combined Auto Show and Swap Meet in Queensland, is being held at Willowbank Raceway for the sixth time.
Santo's Super Thunder includes rounds of the 400 Thunder Australian Top Fuel, Pro Alcohol, Pro Stock and Top Bike Championship to be held right there at Willowbank Raceway in Ipswich. A whole day of action packed Drag Racing and family fun.
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.