Just one hour’s drive from Brisbane, three gigantic lakes await watersport enthusiasts – Lake Wivenhoe, Lake Somerset and Atkinson Dam. 

Hit the water

  • This recreational playground of calm, flat water is typically enjoyed by wakeboarders, jet skiers and anything that floats!
  • Capture the perfect Facebook profile picture while learning to water-ski, kayak or stand-up paddle.
  • Pack a fishing rod and try your luck at reeling in a Bass.

In the saddle

  • experience the region’s lakes and dams up close (and nice and dry) from a different angle: on horseback. 
  • The Lakes Region also caters for those just wishing to just watch the action, with picnic spots galore. 
  • Try one of the region's award-winning wines with a packed picnic lunch.

Plan your holiday

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NRMA Lake Somerset Holiday Park

Hazeldean, Somerset Area
From AU$28 - 315
NRMA Lake Somerset Holiday Park is a short drive from the country towns of Kilcoy, Esk and Woodford and is situated in the heart of the Valley of the Lakes. Centrally located between Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast.

Woodlands of Marburg

Marburg, Ipswich Area
From AU$99.00 - 199.00
The elegant splendour of Woodlands of Marburg, positioned centrally between Brisbane and Toowoomba, makes it a must-visit destination for its accommodation, venue options and historic tours. Step back in time as you enter this recently restored plantation-style mansion which was built in 1889.

Esk Caravan Park and Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Motel

Esk, Somerset Area
From AU$30 - 235
Surrounded by beauty, Esk is an idyllic destination for short or long term stays in the area. Visitors can take time to explore many of the natural and man-made wonders their region has to offer including exploring the beautiful Brisbane Valley Rail Trail by Bike, on Horseback or on foot.

Mt Glorious Getaways: Homestead, Cottages, Weddings and Conference Centre

Mount Glorious, Moreton Bay Area
From AU$180 - 380
Situated in Brisbane's closest rainforest, only 45 minutes from the city and at an altitude of 680 metres is Mt Glorious Getaway Cottages and Conference Centre. The cottages have been built with every comfort in mind and all have views through the rainforest to Moreton Island.


Ocean View, Moreton Bay Area
From AU$210 - 370
Cabins@theView offer luxury accommodation with stunning views, heated spas and fireplaces in every cabin. Each Cabin at Cabins@theView is secluded and private on the 40 acre picturesque property so close to Brisbane yet a world away in every other aspect.

Lake Wivenhoe - Captain Logan Campground and Lumley Hill Campground

Lake Wivenhoe, Somerset Area
From AU$21 - 45
Enjoy camping at one of two campgrounds - Captain Logan Campground and Lumley Hill Campground. Just an hour from Brisbane's Central Business District, located on the beautiful Lake Wivenhoe these amazingly beautiful campsites caters for both families and large groups.

Brockhurst Farm Accommodation and Wedding Venue

Ocean View, Moreton Bay Area
From AU$180 - 350
Brockhurst Farm is one-hour drive NW of Brisbane, with spectacular mountain and rural views. Located on the D'aguilar ranges behind the historic town of Dayboro. At night the Brisbane city lights twinkle in the distance, by day swim in their spring-fed dam or relax and enjoy the farm animals and wildlife in their natural surroundings.

Somerset Park Campground

Somerset Dam, Somerset Area
From AU$21 - 45
Idyllically situated along the edge of the Stanley River, camp on grassy sites (powered and unpowered) for a quiet and enjoyable stay amongst natural vegetation and wildlife. Watch out for Bandicoots; Goanna's;

Turkeys Nest Rainforest Cottages Mt Glorious

Mount Glorious, Moreton Bay Area
From AU$160 - 215
Relax and forget the pressures of life in a romantic holiday cottage at beautiful Mount Glorious, just 40 minutes from Brisbane - close to the city yet a world away! Turkey's Nest is nestled in 15 acres of tranquil rainforest.

Esk Wivenhoe Motor Inn

Esk, Somerset Area
From AU$130 - 160
The Perfect Stopover. Rest and relax in country style suites. Enjoy their heated spa after the popular Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, a long drive or simply to unwind. Centrally located in Esk to a variety of restaurants and cafes, parks and community venues.
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