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.
Sitting Quietly is a reflection of artist Elizabeth Poole's appreciation for the Brisbane Valley.
The 16th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run will include an 8km run/walk, 3km run/walk or 25km bike ride.
The inaugural Reel Wivenhoe Classic fishing competition at Captain Logan campgrounds will be held on Saturday, 18 August and Sunday, 19 August.