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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 and is home to the Kilcoy Art Society.
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.
Second Saturday of every month! 3pm to 8pm.
The Toogoolwah Picnic Festival invites picnickers and day-trippers to journey to Toogoolawah over the October Long Weekend to picnic and have fun.
Tourists and visitors
This 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
The Fernvale Country Markets take place every Sunday at the Fernvale State Primary School on the Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale.
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
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
Taking the Racing off the streets and onto the circuit. Roll Racing Brisbane will be all the street style racing you can handle without the
Somerset Country - Canvas and Cloth at the Somerset Regional Art Gallery - The Condensery, features imagery from Somerset's own Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.