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by Di Hill (subscribe)
I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan www.dihill.com.au
Published June 23rd 2016
Dam It's Somerset
It is such a beautiful area to explore, and I had no idea it was so close to Brisbane. I'd not been there before, but on a return journey from Esk, I chose to take an unknown route, well, unknown to me, which took me along the edge of the Somerset Dam at its northern end. I am now planning to explore further.

Somerset Dam
Somerset Dam Wall


About 4 kms north of Esk, I took the alternate route to Kilcoy along the Esk-Kilcoy Road. The road winds around passing parks, with quite a few spots to stop and explore. Time was my enemy on this day, but I did manage to explore and walk around some of the areas.

Somerset Dam,
More of the Lake


It is popular for boating and fishing and a great place for canoeing and other boating activities including skiing. Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe are stocked with fish yellowbelly, bass, silver perch, eel-tail catfish, sangle perch, mary cod and saratoga. You will need a permit to fish there.

Coronation Hall, Somerset
Somerset's Coronation Hall


There are parks along the lake for camping and there's also plenty of other accommodation in the region including caravan parks, B & B's and more.

Somerset Dam
Somerset


Why not call into one of the Visitor Information Centres for the publication Somerset Real Country, Real Adventure which not only list things to do, but places to see and lots more.

Go for the weekend and stay in one of the many accommodation places, or go for the day and take a picnic lunch, although there are plenty of places around to find cafe or hotel food.

Oh, and for photography fans, there's lots to keep you busy.
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Why? Explore the Somerset Region
When: Anytime
Where: Somerset Lake
Cost: Free to View and Visit
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